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Old 03-07-2009, 04:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default why cant my laptop play HD youtube videos?

As title i noticed that it cant play them, even if i pause it until its fully loads i click play and the slider moves but the picture and sound dont work.

Its only an old IBM thinkpad with a celeron processor with 250mbs ram, im guessing it doesnt have enough power for this? even though the video is fully loaded before hitting start?

EDITED to add, my pc is using the same OS and web browser and has no problem playing them
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Hello,

Can you play standard def. youtube videos just fine? As you've said, it's likely the low specs of your laptop.
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Could be codecs.
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Yeah normal ones play perfectly, and also i actually get a picture on HD mode aswell.

Its not a case of it wont display, it does but it doesnt play smoothly, even though its fully loaded.
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OK. Yeah, sounds like the Celly just ain't up to it.
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I find that strange(hence my post really) , surely a short HD youtube clip cant take that much processing power.

Not really too bothered, its only a cheap lappy for surfing wireless around the home


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