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loneranger 03-08-2006 09:44 AM

msn videos
 
I can not get the msn videos to play through with out stopping to down load every few seconds on my Windows XP.Do you know how to correct this problem?

loneranger

Sami 03-08-2006 12:37 PM

Hi loneranger,

Welcome to SysChat.

Sometimes different software applications designed to protect or enhance your system can interfere with downloading videos or music. If you have any of the applications listed below running on your computer, please check the instructions on how to configure them to protect your computer system while working with MSN Video Downloads.

Windows Firewall
Norton Internet Security
Norton Personal Firewall
MSN Dialup Accelerator

ChatMod#1 03-08-2006 05:12 PM

Sami, if i use MSN DialUp Accelerator will it increase my speed?

Risherz 03-09-2006 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChatMod#1
Sami, if i use MSN DialUp Accelerator will it increase my speed?

I believe that it might increase speed (if you are using really slow internet) but it will reduce the quality as well. So since the quality might be lower you might be able to download the videos faster. If I am correct MSN Dial-up accelerator is something like 'Google Web Accelerator' so you won't really notice all that much difference :(

William_Wilson 03-09-2006 12:42 AM

my parents use dial-up and i have found few things that are able to accelerate it's speed.. it's just slow. If you have an adequite amount of RAM, this is about as much as you can do on the hardware end. As for accelerators, they all claim to imcrease your speed by 300% or something lame like that... if you read the fine print they are actually limiting the images, etc you download, the size and quality is also comprimised as Risherz mentioned.
The best thing to do, is use a pop-up blocker to save bandwidth that way, also try increasing the cache size of webpages, this will use more harddrive space, but for infrequently updated sites it will dramatically increase your view time.
*You may also wish to try using ftp, for downloads, etc, this will illiminate the graphic component all together and leave only the directory view.

ChatMod#1 03-09-2006 12:48 AM

Risherz my current speed is like 46.6 or sometimes 54.4kbps. So will i need to use it?

Risherz 03-09-2006 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChatMod#1
Risherz my current speed is like 46.6 or sometimes 54.4kbps. So will i need to use it?

Yeah, you can use it if you wish (it isn't a necessity), since the speed is slow. The quality might not be good though, but I'm sure it'll still take a while to download the video. Many people I talk to say that such accelerators only improve the caching of the web pages (some sites say that it's better to disable them while downloading music from them) so that it is going to load faster, and don't actually affect media files as much, but I'd say that you give it a try.

Juanzo 03-09-2006 06:36 PM

That's right. Accelerators are not of much use, though I remember GetRight had a good function to truncate files and download them simultaneasly in case there is a speed limitation by the server.

Other than that, they only use memory.

twister 03-10-2006 01:47 PM

Hi I just want to introduce if you've heard of Google Video Youtube?
It is an alternative to your needs pal.It has lot of videos you can choose from.Anyway what type of video are you looking for in MSN video?
I might introduce you to some websites that have this same kind of video that will save you from trouble.Cheers!:)

ChatMod#1 03-13-2006 08:23 PM

Oh k. Thanks guys. I guess i wont download and use it.:(


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