Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Streaming or download, YouTube or other sites - questions and answers about video on the internet.
VLC is a popular media player known for its ability to play just about any format. I'll go over a few of its features.
There's a lot of online video and TV available over the internet. However, it's not yet a true replacement for your cable or satellite subscription.
Video uses a fair amount of processing power on a computer - that load could be overheating your computer.
There are settings in VLC player that allow you to slow down the audio speed in a video.
Online video is becoming more and more popular, but it often assumes you have a fast connection. If you don't, video playback can be affected.
The real problem you're trying to solve here is that you want to download some of the videos. That may be against YouTube's terms of service.
If your ISP blocks you, they are blocking you: there may be little you can do other than changing your physical location.
Video formats are a confusing mess. Fortunately there are a couple of ways that you can often get downloaded videos to play without too much fuss.
Video embedded on web pages will sometimes begin to download, or even begin to play, before you hit play. We'll look at one inelegant solution.
Recording streaming video has both legal and technical difficulties. We'll take a look at how to do it and the ramifications around both issues.
More and more video is being placed on the web. Unfortunately, not every video producer is giving us the control we want. I look at how this comes to be.
These software codecs are probably OK, although you should always be cautious when an application is asking you to install something.
Copyrights on YouTube are a long and ongoing problem that is still, in many ways, trying to get worked out.
Cameras use a lot of bandwidth if they are streaming to an online service. That may be the first place to look.
Watching online video is popular but if your ISP imposes a data transfer limit there are some important differences between streaming and downloading.
YouTube officially discourages downloading of videos and puts significant programming barriers in the way of doing so. Your downloads may be breaking on purpose.
Flash crashing in Firefox means something is wrong with either Flash or Firefox. We'll take an investigative approach to get running again.