The Internet provides many opportunities for entertainment, and one of them is watching videos online. To do this, just take a few simple steps.
To watch most videos online, you need to install a flash player. Follow the link http://get.adobe.com/en/flashplayer/, then click the Download button. Wait until the download is complete, then run the downloaded file and close the browser. After the installation is complete, restart your browser.
There is also the possibility of watching streaming video on the Internet. To do this, you need to install the Windows Media Player plugin or install the Silverlight Player. Let's take a look at preparing for streaming video using the example of installing the Silverlight Player application. Follow the link http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx and download the latest version of this application by clicking the Download button. Run the program and then close the browser. After completing the installation, restart your web browser.
Remember that for optimal viewing without lag, you will need to both minimize the number of programs using a live network connection and possibly reduce the quality of the video being played. Disable all download managers, torrent clients, as well as instant messengers and programs that are downloading updates at a given time. Also, do not open other windows in your web browser while browsing online.
If your video still "slows down", then the reason for this may be either its too high quality, or the insufficient speed of your Internet connection. In this case, you should lower the video quality. For example, to change the quality of a video being played on youtube.com, you need to click on the settings icon located at the bottom right of the video window. You can also start a video, then pause it and wait for it to load, and then watch it without braking or delays.