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jdbeaudry

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Has anyone else experienced videos pausing randomly? I use a windows laptop and I thought it was my device until I tried it on my work laptop and same thing. I cannot make it through a video without it randomly pausing on its own and that makes it difficult especially when playing along to a song. I should mention that it does not happen when using my IOS device, only windows devices.

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Has anyone else experienced videos pausing randomly? I use a windows laptop and I thought it was my device until I tried it on my work laptop and same thing. I cannot make it through a video without it randomly pausing on its own and that makes it difficult especially when playing along to a song. I should mention that it does not happen when using my IOS device, only windows devices.

jdbeaudry

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Did I post this in the wrong place?

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Did I post this in the wrong place?

aliasmaximus

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You're asking for site-related tech support. So, as far as I know, this is the most appropriate place to post your question.

I'm using the site from a Windows computer and I've never had that problem. It does sound like something you may be able to fix by updating your graphics card video drivers.

You can also try using the forum's search feature to locate past threads that deal with video playback issues.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

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You're asking for site-related tech support. So, as far as I know, this is the most appropriate place to post your question.

I'm using the site from a Windows computer and I've never had that problem. It does sound like something you may be able to fix by updating your graphics card video drivers.

You can also try using the forum's search feature to locate past threads that deal with video playback issues.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

DraconusJLM

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I get the same thing happening on an Android phone but not on a laptop running Windows 10.

I usually download whatever lesson I'm working on; that way I can also play them on my TV

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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I get the same thing happening on an Android phone but not on a laptop running Windows 10.

I usually download whatever lesson I'm working on; that way I can also play them on my TV

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

brledad

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I'm having the same issue with my computer & tablet for about week now starting to get frustrated. Does anyone know of any different setting to try.

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I'm having the same issue with my computer & tablet for about week now starting to get frustrated. Does anyone know of any different setting to try.

aliasmaximus

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1.) Click on ACCOUNT button at top of page

2.) Click Other Settings

3.) Change Preferred Video Setting from "Auto" to "720p"

The default "Auto" video setting typically results in your device/computer automatically configuring video playback to 1440p. For videos on this site 720p is a high enough resolution that you probably won't even notice the difference in picture quality but it should eliminate or at least reduce the hanging that you're experiencing.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

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1.) Click on ACCOUNT button at top of page

2.) Click Other Settings

3.) Change Preferred Video Setting from "Auto" to "720p"

The default "Auto" video setting typically results in your device/computer automatically configuring video playback to 1440p. For videos on this site 720p is a high enough resolution that you probably won't even notice the difference in picture quality but it should eliminate or at least reduce the hanging that you're experiencing.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

DraconusJLM

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Nice one, Nicolai. That sorted it.

Strange, but it doesn't pause on my phone on any setting apart from "Auto" (and due to screen size, doesn't really look much different, either).

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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Nice one, Nicolai. That sorted it.

Strange, but it doesn't pause on my phone on any setting apart from "Auto" (and due to screen size, doesn't really look much different, either).

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

aliasmaximus

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Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Strange, but it doesn't pause on my phone on any setting apart from "Auto" (and due to screen size, doesn't really look much different, either).

Wow, you're doing tutorials on your laptop, your phone, your TV. That's commitment!

I'm convinced that manufacturers want users to think that "Auto" refers to some fancy algorithm that assures that the best video settings will be chosen for the user's specific device, when really it just means that they are mindlessly setting the display to the absolute highest resolution available for any given device.

However, I'm not the most tech saavy soul so I will confess that I can't quite figure out how you manage to watch downloaded tutorials on your TV. Are you using BlueTooth with a smart TV? or connecting your laptop/phone directly to your TV? or perhaps plugging a USB thumbdrive (containing tutorials) into your TV? WiFi through a router and ethernet connection to a desktop computer?

Tutorials on a 65 inch flatscreen with surround sound - that would be awesome! Almost like watching MTV again.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

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Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Strange, but it doesn't pause on my phone on any setting apart from "Auto" (and due to screen size, doesn't really look much different, either).

Wow, you're doing tutorials on your laptop, your phone, your TV. That's commitment!

I'm convinced that manufacturers want users to think that "Auto" refers to some fancy algorithm that assures that the best video settings will be chosen for the user's specific device, when really it just means that they are mindlessly setting the display to the absolute highest resolution available for any given device.

However, I'm not the most tech saavy soul so I will confess that I can't quite figure out how you manage to watch downloaded tutorials on your TV. Are you using BlueTooth with a smart TV? or connecting your laptop/phone directly to your TV? or perhaps plugging a USB thumbdrive (containing tutorials) into your TV? WiFi through a router and ethernet connection to a desktop computer?

Tutorials on a 65 inch flatscreen with surround sound - that would be awesome! Almost like watching MTV again.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

DraconusJLM

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I have a Blu-ray player that also plays mp4, mkv, Avi, etc video files. It also has a usb slot, so easy to connect a memory stick or external hard drive.

56" TV, external soundbar with separate sub-woofer. Not surround sound but can make the windows rattle :)

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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I have a Blu-ray player that also plays mp4, mkv, Avi, etc video files. It also has a usb slot, so easy to connect a memory stick or external hard drive.

56" TV, external soundbar with separate sub-woofer. Not surround sound but can make the windows rattle :)

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

aliasmaximus

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Thanks. I gave it a go using a flash drive and now I can add bad choreography and clumsy dance moves to my high decimel riffing. I'm sure that my neighbors appreciate the free shows :)

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

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Thanks. I gave it a go using a flash drive and now I can add bad choreography and clumsy dance moves to my high decimel riffing. I'm sure that my neighbors appreciate the free shows :)

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln