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Offline sony mavica

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can't stream video :(
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:15:26 am »
so the PSU in my good pc is playing up so when i can save up enough to get a new one i have to use my old celeron desktop pc for the time my computer had a tv card in it i would use to watch tv on but lucky one tv channel i love to watch has a live stream online it has both hd 720p and 360p and 272p

but when i open the SD streams in vlc player the computer lags bad and vlc player freezes :( and cpu is on like 100%

my pc is windows xp celaron D 2.53ghz 1.49gb ram windows xp home

i have an older petuem 4 laptop that has only 512mb of ram and a slower cpu also running xp home but when i load up the streaming link it plays fine in vlc player on that pc i just hate using that laptop

but when i play 720p videos off my usb hdd on the celaron pc they load fast and play 100% fine unless they have a really high bitrate they might lag a tiny bit and my cpu stays around 60% to 85% and sd video 720x576 or lower play 100% fine without any problems

so im not sure why my computer is having truble playing the streaing link and i am also using the same usb wifi device on both computers

can anybody plz help as i really wanna watch tv soon as my fave show is on in about an hr or so
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 03:21:41 am by sony mavica »
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Offline evb149

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Re: can't stream video :(
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 03:28:09 am »
Whatever CODEC / streaming SW they use is crap, no surprise there.
Maybe you can use a tablet or phone to play it if you haveone.
You could try changing the DESKTOP resolution of your PC to somethinggg minimal like 640x480 or 800x600 or less if that even works and see if after you save that setting and reboot you can use it.

You can also try CHROME instead of IE / Firefox and see if that helps.

Some stream sites give you a choice to use Webm or Flash or something else... maybe try different settings?

Otherwise download it and watch tomorrow if you can't get their live stream to play due to their SW   malfunction .
 

Offline sony mavica

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Re: can't stream video :(
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 03:30:29 am »
thank i will try lower the screen rez and see if that helps
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Offline sony mavica

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Re: can't stream video :(
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 03:54:33 am »
i have tried changing the rez with no luck
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