Site crashes my PC
This is a weird one. Every time I start to play video on this site, my PC crashes. I have a new PC, it’s not old. The crashing is repeatable, and only happens when I start to play a video on this specific site. I get around this by downloading and watching it on 1x that is really inconvenient for me – voices just sound weird not on 1.75 or 2x speed.
Anyone else has this problem, or is it just a bug in my PC?
I would suggest you try using a different web browser. It might not make any difference, but on the other hand, if you can find a web browser that doesn’t suffer from this problem, then you know it’s not your PC at fault.
I’ve not had your problem, but my PC is over five years old and I have run into various difficulties along the way.
You might also do the standard deletion of all cookies and temporary internet files to see if that helps prevent the crashing on attempting to play a video file on PP.
I find this comment by you rather perplexing and don’t know what to make of it:
I get around this by downloading and watching it on 1x that is really inconvenient for me – voices just sound weird not on 1.75 or 2x speed.
Your video player may need some codecs or the way your web browser interfaces with your video app is causing the problem. Voice should sound normal when played at 1x.
Computer crashes can be caused by corruped files. You might need to check your hard drive for file corruption. If you follow the suggestions in my previous reply and they don’t help, then it could be that a particular file is corrupted on your hard drive. I’m hoping that when you delete the cookies and temporary internet files it will delete any possible corrupted file, but you might need to check your hard drive as well.
You didn’t specify if you are using an Apple computer or an IBM compatible. The instructions on how to check your hard drive will vary depending on your computer’s operating system. You would need to do a web search or find someone with knowledge of how to check the hard drive for file corruption. You might find a YouTube which instructs you on how to do it yourself.
I also download the file – I am on a mac using chrome and it takes a long time for a video to start playing in the browser. So, the other day I decided well, maybe I’ll just download it. I clicked on download, and it started downloading right away. I don’t have Comcast :), but I have a pretty robust service, so it downloads quickly and then opens just fine in Quicktime. Also, when the video does succeed in playing on the page in the browser, the quality can be bad, looking out of focus. Again, downloading the file has proved to be the solution.
Though a ‘computer crash’ is indeed a serious thing (these days). If it’s a PC running Windows and is actually producing a blue screen, there will be a stop code that can be looked up in Google to see what was the probable cause. Another way to check on what is really going on is to go into developer tools in the browser. For Chrome, click on the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner of the browser, and then in the menu, go to ‘More tools’ and then Developer tools and go to the Console tab and see if there are any errors showing. I strongly suspect the issue is actually with the video hosting service, more so than the PC.