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YouTube videos pausing in Firefox

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I have had a problem with YouTube videos pausing. I’m using latest version of Firefox (3.0.5), and after a little research found this, which fixed my problem:

Go to your about:config page (type that in the Firefox URL address bar and press Enter) and turn network.http.pipelining to “true” (just click on it); no need to change any other values. (You’ll have to scroll down, but the entries are in alphabetic order, so it’s easy to find.)

That’s working so far.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 December 2008 at 11:38 am

Posted in Daily life, Software

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  1. So just for the heck of it (I hadn’t been having problems with videos) I changed my pipelining setting to ‘true’ as well. Then certain pages started to be extremely slow to load. I thought it might be overall net slowness, but then I noticed that the pages tended to be muuuuch slower if they included Flash objects. I turned pipelining off again, and voilà, all those pages now load promptly. Don’t know if it makes technical sense, but it’s what happened.

    the wife

    24 December 2008 at 4:29 pm

  2. The Wife uses WiFi to connect to the Internet, and I have a desktop that plugs directly into the phone line. It may be that the piplining interferes with the WiFi settings somehow.


    24 December 2008 at 7:38 pm

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