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Flash videos: video hangs at start, audio runs normally

  1. #11


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Here's the link to that exact news story I used as image example previously. When I play the video, the audio starts immediately without whatsoever issues but video (picture) is frozen.

    Myllykosken paperitehtaan lakkautus tekee yhä kipeää | Uutiset | Tv | Areena | yle.fi

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  2. #12


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Thanks,
    The video had no delay on my end,
    You might have a conflict with flash and the html5 add-on ?
    Try removing the html5 add-on and test the issue,
    Cheers.
    For the record I don't believe you really need it because ie10-11 have those abilities built in
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  3. #13


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I do not have any HTML5 add-on, it's built in in IE11 which I mainly use. When you disable Flash, HTML5 kicks in automatically.
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  4. #14


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    That's interesting this is what I'm referring to,
    http://www.youtube.com/html5
    This isn't what you have ?
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  5. #15


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    Sorry to double post,
    If you visit the previous link I just posted does this page look exactly the same ?

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  6. #16


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    That's interesting this is what I'm referring to,
    http://www.youtube.com/html5
    This isn't what you have ?
    No, at least in Windows 8.1, IE11 plays both Flash and HTML5 videos straight out of the box. I have not installed any players for IE11, nor have I opted for any player or stream type.

    I have grown to like IE11 and it is slowly taking over, replacing my previous favorite browser Maxthon with I still use side by side with IE11. As I like the HTML5 more than Flash (is it just in my eyes but even the video quality looks better?), I have usually the Shockwave Flash Object add-on disabled in IE, which forces it to use HTML5.

    An example. Flash disabled:

    Click image for larger version

    Here I am watching the most recent News from that Finnish PBS broadcaster, IE11 & HTML5. No delays, both video and audio start immediately:

    Click image for larger version

    Enabling Flash and clicking the same link in my Finnish IPTV subscription interface, IE automatically uses Flash player instead of HTML5. Audio starts immediately, picture (video) freezes for several seconds, then jumps forward to catch audio stream and from there no issues:

    Click image for larger version

    I have tried everything suggested here, only thing that has worked at least a bit was Bill's idea to try in Safe Mode. However, as the freezing issue occurred also there although a bit shorter, and as using Safe Mode for daily browsing is not so good idea, this does not help me.
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  7. #17


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    Thanks,
    Well I do notice you have java 7 enabled and others disabled any difference with that add-on disabled ?
    Cheers.
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  8. #18


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I noticed the same, I always have Java totally disabled but somehow that one was enabled, my fault of course. It's disabled now.

    To put it in the same way than surprisingly many newbies post about their issues:

    I have never installed Java but somehow after I watched a video and made Windows Updates, it is now installed. Why can't Microsoft make it so that this does not happen!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Hi,
    You have quite a few morphs of it too ?

    The Java developers toolbox is the only one I've ever seen popup out of the blue,
    But usually what happens first is a popup message saying this/ the site wants to use java of some nature,
    I don't view this as a good thing to happen,
    Most the time it happens on questionable sites

    After which a full reset of ie I feel is in order and search and destroy mission to get rid of it/ scan fest,
    Then just monitor add-ons as usual for me anyway,
    Some people need it I personally do not,
    Like to see some of the other add-ons if you have the time
    Safe mode would kill all of them and a host of startup and services, "like you didn't already know that"
    Cheers.
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  10. #20


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    Hi Kari,
    I now can test the site and did,
    There was a slight buffering but the audio never started until the video started so there wasn't any delay except for the entire video,
    But this was also using F5 to refresh
    Before I didn't have flash enabled out of habit,
    F5 and the video played right a way,
    I do have my flash site storage to ask for new site so that was the only delay on approval it started right away,
    Cheers.
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