Windows Media Player 9

  Ej 00:23 31 Dec 2003

I can only watch a couple of seconds of downloads before the screen goes blank. I've tried adjusting my security settings and even disabling my firewall!! Please help

  hugh-265156 00:35 31 Dec 2003

try buffering around 30secs before playback.


set your connection speed here first and buffer below.

  hugh-265156 00:37 31 Dec 2003

just noticed you said downloads.are you downloading before playback or streaming the video?

  Ej 02:06 31 Dec 2003

This happens on streaming and playback. I've tried your suggestion but still no joy!

  Stuartli 08:26 31 Dec 2003

Depends on how busy the net is at the time - I tried the special Dido web pages yesterday and it was stop, start, stop, start from beginning to end on dialup.

Gave up in the end...:-)

Yet with RealOne and BBC's radio web pages I can listen uninteruppted for 98-99 per cent of the time whilst surfing elsewhere.

  Ej 18:21 03 Jan 2004

Solved by tools/options/performance/video aceleration - advanced/uncheck use overlay!!

Thanks for your help.

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