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All of a sudden, flash videos won't start until all of the movie is loaded. Affects every flash movie youtube, brake.com, my own videos.. I have Vista SP1 and I have tried uninstalling / reinstalling flash player.

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What web browser are you using? –  Troggy Aug 20 '09 at 19:55
Browser and version number would help. It also wouldn't hurt to update Vista to SP2 (although probably not an issue here). –  tnorthcutt Aug 20 '09 at 19:57
Affects all browsers (Chrome 2, Firefox 3.5 and IE8). –  user7246 Aug 20 '09 at 21:11

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If you have uninstall flash through the "add/remove programs", it might not be totally uninstalled.

Try the official Flash Uninstaller here, remember to reboot windows before reinstalling: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html#uninstaller

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I had a similar problem; The video would buffer needlessly much, about 30 secs video or even more before one could start watching it. I reinstalled flash and stuff, tried different browsers but nothing seemed to work... but then I disabled my F-secure's online traffic scanning and flash was playing quickly again!

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