RealOne Player

  Ritchbee 00:17 07 Jul 2003

The realone player on my PC freezes after just a few seconds when I play video clips.
Anyone know why this happens and how I can cure it ?.

  Ironman556 00:23 07 Jul 2003

Are you playing them from hard disk or from the internet?

If they're from the internet see if there's a setting to lower the quality a bit.

If it's from hdd see if there's a cache setting you can increase.

If it's from CD, try copying the file to hdd and play it from there.

  Ritchbee 00:37 07 Jul 2003

From the Internet and from a web site.

I'm using Broadband.

I'll try lowering the quality as you suggest and see if it cures it.

Many Thanks

  Ironman556 18:26 07 Jul 2003

The problem you're having then is probably that even though you have a fast connection, you can't download the data fast enough. Real player "buffers" data to keep it running smoothly for a period of time, if the buffer runs out then you will get a pause while the data is downloaded for the next bit to be played. Reducing the quality means that a smaller amount of data per second is required, so you shouldn't have problems with the buffer running out.

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