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Why does it take so long for a video or movie clip to load in my browser? The buffering or loading takes a while. When video starts to play, it stops after just a few seconds to buffer again... Is this a problem with Windows 8? This happens every time I click on a video in an internet site. This does not happen all the time in my previous laptops and PCs with XP and Vista. My laptop is ThinkPad Lenovo with Windows 8.

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Have you tried different browsers? Do you have access to another PC (desktop or laptop) to test the connection? –  Karan Jan 6 '13 at 1:48
What kind of internet service do you have, and what speed do you actually get (speedtest.net)? –  minitech Jan 6 '13 at 4:49

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This happens when your internet connection is too slow for the quality of the movie. This is clearly the case since it happens on your other hardware also.

Because the buffer is emptied out since you download slower than the video asks from the buffer, and the video has to stop for it to fill again.

Possible solutions:

  1. try to play a lower quality of the video - if you can select it
  2. increase buffer size - if the player allows you to
  3. try other internet browsers
  4. upgrade your internet speed
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