well i mean, yes i can DOWNLOAD it if i click that button: and yes, it is slow. but if i try to stream it, it doesn't even come up
"Streaming" describes the act of playing media on one device when the media is saved on another. The media could be saved on a computer, media server (file host) or network attached server (NAS) on your home network (hard drive of a second computer). A network media player can access that file and play it on your home theater. The file does not need to be moved or copied to the device that is playing it.
The media you want to play could come from an online website(Like the hosts here), or Netflix music sites like Pandora, Rhapsody and last.fm, are examples of websites that stream movies and music to your computer and/or network media player. When you click to play a video on YouTube or a TV show on ABC, NBC, CBS or Hulu, you are streaming the media from that website to your computer or network media player (Downloading from there to you).
Streaming happens in real time; the file is delivered to your computer (downloaded)
and played at the same time.
The other way to play media on your network media player or computer is to "download" the file. When a file is downloaded from a website, the file is saved to your computer's or network media player’s hard drive. When you download a file, you can play the file at a later time.
But no matter whether Downloading or Streaming the file comes from there to you "downloaded"
streaming from Youtube is also downloading
the difference is the file is saved to a temp/cache folder that will be deleted when you clear browser cache. This is why we tell you when ever you have a problem to clear browser cache and divx cache.
A website that streams video will often have a "buffer." Several seconds of video is streamed to your computer or network media player in order to keep the video playing in the event of an interruption of the internet connection.
You must have a fast connection so there aren't pauses or hiccups in the video playback. Higher quality video -- high definition video with digital surround sound -- requires a faster connection. (Divx downloaded a buffer temp file that was saved on your system until you cleaned your divx cache folder if you didn't then it is still on your system) You can still do the same thing with the new script it is just called download as everything is downloaded then this should not be an issue.
You must have a fast internet connection to stream high definition videos from the internet without interruption. It is best to have an internet connection of at least 2 megabits per second (Mbps). HD video may require over 3 Mbps so the video doesn't not have to pause as it buffers.
When streaming from the internet, it is not only the speed of your connection that guarantees a smooth viewing experience. Factors such as the amount of traffic on the website -- that is, the number of people watching videos at the same time -- and the speed of the websites server connection can influence how well the the media is streamed to you.So you have to have a fast ISP connection and a fast connection to the host if you don't have both of these you will have the buffer problem.If this is the case then you can download the file it is just like before with the divx Temp download file that was saved on your system until deleted when you cleared your divx cache folder.
(It was always downloaded) Everything you access from the internet even this post is downloaded to your computer!!!!
I hope you all now understand that there is no magic stream it is simply downloading.
You will have to test which hosts work better for you depending on where you live and the hosts server location to you, you may have better luck with one or the other. If none of the host are fast for you then be patient and wait on the slow free speeds or get out the $$$ and get a Premium account.... until more/different hosts are added this is it....