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    Windows Media clips take forever to play
    I wasn't sure where to post this, I hope this was right.

    I have a Mac mini and I noticed right away after I switched that Windows media streaming video and/or audio clips take forever to play on my Mac. This is specifically for embedded clips on web sites (specific example, the video clips on TSN.ca's site). It will say "connecting to media" for the longest time before finally buffering and playing. If I try the same page on my windows machine they play right away so I can't see that it's anything w/ the firewall in my router. Is there any settings in OSX that I can modify? Thanks!

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    thats odd because i think that .wmv plays faster than a .mov file....MOST of the time.....
    and what kind of service do you have?

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    It's probably your WMP streaming settings.

    Open up windows media player, and hit Apple + , (to open preferences).

    There maybe try changing your connection speed under 'connection'.
    If that doesn't improve it, maybe change the buffering settings to 3-5 seconds of data buffering and see how that runs for you...

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    BrianH
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    I have been having this problem too... let me change it and see if it works. Thanks!

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    simmonstwin
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    Doesnt work

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    BrianH
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    didnt work for me....

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    it must be the site..

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    I don't know, it seems to be that way on about every site I try. I usually have to go on to something else while I'm waiting for it to finally start to play...when I hear the clip start I go back to that window. I just hate finding the smallest reasons to actually turn my XP notebook on.

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