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Jedi Knight
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i have a verizon usb720 that i connect to my macbook. When i watch movies it starts and stops and is irritating. in my system preferences in quicktime my streaming speed is set at automatic. Should it be set to 56 kbps modem/isdn? i don't care if the movies are smaller in size I just want to watch without stop & going. Will this help?
If not any other suggestions.
Thanks Kelly
 
Posts: 360 | Location: Oxford, MI | Registered: July 25, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, you may never get to watch video without it starting and stopping, since you are on the cell network. Are you sure you are watching via QuickTime and not Flash? Because changing settings in QT won't help with Flash.

If you go to www.speakeasy.net/speedtest and click on "Chicago" for a test, what speeds do you see?

The movies won't be smaller unless you have the option at the web site to select a smaller version. Changing the speed in QT will not affect the picture size.


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where do I find out if its flash or quicktime. In system preferences somewhere? anything to help a little.

my speeds suck .63 down and .20 up.

Its the only connection I can get where i live. No cable.

Thanks for letting me know its just the way it is.
 
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If you right click on the video on the page it should tell whether or not it's playing in Flash Player or not.

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Originally posted by poobelly:
where do I find out if its flash or quicktime. In system preferences somewhere? anything to help a little.

my speeds suck .63 down and .20 up.

Its the only connection I can get where i live. No cable.

Thanks for letting me know its just the way it is.


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You might look into satellite - it used to be pretty expensive but I think it's come down quite a bit. DirecTV had it semi-resonably priced at one point.


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