You might encounter a situation where video streaming won’t work properly. For example, on YouTube, the full screen won’t work or the video might get stuck or there might be only sound but no picture. In this article, I’ll suggest a few tips to resolve such issues.
Video streaming problems in Windows 10
If you face problems playing video content on your Windows 10/8/7 PC, try these suggestions; one of them is sure to help you:
- Update Video Drivers
- Update Video player software
- Disable Hardware acceleration
- Clear browser cache
- Reset the browser.
Let us see these in detail.
1] Update Video Drivers
Ensure that you have the latest display drivers installed. Sometime out-dated display drivers can misbehave. So go to the appropriate manufacturer’s website and find your display card model and download the latest drivers for it.
For instance, if you have ATI Radeon, go to ATI’s website and search for the model and download it. Sometime you won’t find the correct drive on the manufacturer’s website if it’s a Notebook. So go to the Notebook manufacturer’s website and download it from there.
2] Update Video player software
Update your Abode Flash player, Quick Time player, DivX Web Players, etc, as the case may be. These are the common software used for streaming videos. If one of these software is corrupted or out-of-date then you might experience issues in streaming videos. So visit each manufacturers website and look for the new version and download it. Make sure you remove the old version and that you are downloading the appropriate application for your.
3] Disable Hardware acceleration
I have seen many times that Flash video’s, face rendering issues with Hardware Acceleration. In such a case, I would recommend that you disable Hardware Acceleration and then restart the browser to see if it helps.
To disable the Hardware acceleration follow these steps.
Right-click on the Flash video you are watching.
Click on Settings (Not Global setting).
Then click on the First tab.
Make sure that the “Enable Hardware acceleration box is unchecked.
4] Clear browser cache
Clear the cache, cookies and Temp files. Sometime these files can mess up the proper working of a browser. Then best and easiest way of doing this is using a small application called CCleaner. This program will help you in clearing the cache, cookies, temps files, etc.
Once all the cache, cookies, and temp files are cleared then open the browser and try again.
5] Reset the browser
If you know of any additional fixes, please do share with us.