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I'm watching things on YouTube as well as hulu and at times I get this:

get this...

What could be the cause of it?

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It would help if you added more information such as OS. – Yitzchak Feb 14 '11 at 0:23
In addition, what version of Flash do you have installed? – Madison S Feb 14 '11 at 0:34
It’s probably just the stream getting corrupted. As tushark said, rewinding a bit should re-download that bit correctly. – Synetech Mar 4 '11 at 2:25

This happens to me as well. I usually find that clicking on an area in the timeline slightly before where I was clears this. I am not sure of the cause, but it usually has to do with too many processes running as well. I am using Windows 7 + Google Chrome Beta.

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