Is there a way to adjust the buffer in Movie Player?

Asked by pwagner

Is there a way to increase the buffer in Movie Player? My connection to the internet isn't that fast and it would be nice to be able to either increase the size of the buffer or an indicated amount of time to buffer or to save the transmitted information into a file for viewing later.


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tmc1961 (tmc1961) said :

About the only thing you can do is choose your dialup speed. This should adjust the bit rate for you however, you most likely have a mem issue either in your system or your vid card

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TBerk (bayareaberk-yahoo) said :

I am very interested in this as well. Optimally I would like to hit the Pause button and have the whole thing continue to stream to me, pauses and all, until the whole file is local. Then I could un-Pause and watch the file without pauses and buffering due to streaming trouble.

Down in the lower left corner I see an indicator representing 'buffering' but the thing doesn't hold enough data to do any good, it just holds a bit then we pause as it re-fills, watch a few seconds, then pause as the buffering refills.

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04,
w/ the w32 codecs, Ubuntu Studio, and medubuntu layed atop it.

My hardware includes a 3GHz Intel P4 Dual processor w/ 768 RAM (at the moment), an Audigy2 sound board (set to 5.1) and an NVidia 5200 video card w/ 128M.


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molecule-eye (niburu1) said :

I have the same concern. Pausing causes the video to restart. Being used to the Windows divx player, I'm used to pause doing what it says---pausing!

Currently streaming certain video formats (e.g. avi) has become impossible.

Can you help with this problem?

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