WWMC videos keep pausing

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    James Savage

    When I watch the Woodworking masterclass videos they keep pausing even though the buffering is well ahead of where I am watching ( does that make sense?)
    I get anywhere between 5 – 20 seconds of viewing time before the video pauses and I have to press the play button.
    Is anyone else having this problem? I’m just wondering what software I may have to update on my computer to improve things.
    Anyone computer literate that can offer some advice please?

    Kind regards


    Jim - Derbyshire.


    Joel Finkel


    Does this happen on all the videos here? What about the videos on http://www.vimeo.com? How about YouTube videos?

    I think all the videos here are hosted at Vimeo, which is why I ask if you have issues watching videos there. I’ve never been that impressed with the Vimeo player. On my Android tablet, Vimeo-hosted videos often stop or skip.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."


    I have an issue where if the video ever catches up to what’s buffered, the video freezes but the audio continues. The only solution is to restart my browser. But no, I don’t have a pausing issue.

    I think your issue might be down to the player lying to you about how much is buffered. I have noticed it does this to me sometimes too. If I pause the video for too long, or skip backwards or forwards on the video, it will often tell me I still have x amount buffered, but I clearly don’t.

    Joseph Sellers

    Hi @j1mmy, @jrfinkel is right, our videos on this site are all hosted by vimeo.com. They have given us some advice when users have problems with streaming the videos. Here is what they say:

    • Try letting the video buffer (http://bit.ly/1cdnPJL) before you view it.
    • Close other browser tabs and windows. This can make a huge difference!
    • Make sure you have either the latest version of Flash (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) running on your computer
    • Switch to another browser to see if that helps.

    I hope something there will help.

    James Savage

    Thank you all for the tips and advice, I shall try them out soon. I recently updated Flashplayer and Firefox and that is probably around when I started having problems so I’ll try running on Internet explorer first and see what happens.
    Thanks again.


    Jim - Derbyshire.


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