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Video's freezin on all links -

Post#1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:24 am - American Idol 12x04 Auditions #4 (2013)

and - Suits 2x12 Blood in the Water (2013)

I have not been able to find a related post to this challenge

I quite often experience freezing of videos I am trying to watch. today all of the links of each of the two show are freezing.

Can you suggest how I can correct or get around this. I use Google Chrome.

In fact since the initial challenges on the site with Quickstrem 5.5, I cannot view movies using the streaming options, I have to play them in Kantaris.

Any help would be greatly apreciated..

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Re: Video's freezin on all links -

Post#2 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:39 am

I saw similar thing on my brothers computer, he had installed like 10 toolbars ect, and had lots of malware, maybe run a system check? I suggest Malwarebytes Anti-Malware , also if you have to many codec packs installed they can conflict with eachother, try to keep it to a minimum.
When i direct you to a videohost that you can't download from, use a program like jdownloader
Else try this addon for firefox, it can download many things also.
Also Internet Download Manager does a good job (IDM)

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Re: Video's freezin on all links -

Post#3 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:29 pm

I've seen several issues recently concerning this..

Here is some help in correcting/diagnosing the issue, good luck I hope it's helpful. :D

I have put together possible various reasons your video is not playing correctly and possible fixes.
First and foremost, be sure you have Flash and DivX installed.

Regarding DivX:
In some cases newer versions of this player can cause issues on some systems; an older version is recommended.
If you already have a newer version of DivX installed and causing problems you must first UN-install it,
then reboot your computer.

The older, more stable versions can be downloaded here:
Windows: <>
Mac: <>

Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager:
While on the actual Flash video, hit Play, Pause, and then right-click within the video screen.
Choose Settings from pop-up menu. Click on the far left icon at bottom of Settings box, uncheck Enable Hardware Acceleration.
On 2nd menu item, choose Allow and Remember. On 3rd menu item drag the slider to far right (Unlimited). Click Close, restart the page, and play video.

Please keep in mind IceFilms only links to host sites. If they are having issues (heavy traffic for popular links, ongoing maintenance, servers resetting, etc.) it is beyond their (IceFilms) control. However, there are steps that may help if the problem originates with your computer.

Cache & Cookies:
It is best to keep these as lean as possible for optimal performance. Each browser has specific methods of clearing.
If unsure how to do this for your browser, use Google search and type in something along the lines of 'how to clear
cookies and cache on firefox', or whatever browser you use. (For Firefox: Hit Ctrl+Shift+Del)

Disk Clean & Disk Defragment:
Some recent operating systems (OS) now do this automatically. If yours does not, be sure to perform these tasks on a regular basis.
Use Google search to find out if your OS does this automatically, or how to do so manually.

Ads, Pop-ups, Surveys, & Software download prompts:

Once you have the required players (Flash and DivX), you should be able to go directly to the video and click Play without ads or other interference.
Never download anything these prompts "insist" you need, fill out surveys, download other players/codecs, etc. It is unnecessary and some of it borders
on malware. To avoid these prompts on all sites, an adblocker is recommended. The browser you use will determine which adblocker you need (Google it).
For example, with Firefox, AdBlockPlus is an excellent, and free, add-on program that eliminates these issues.

Video buffering, freezing, or not playing:
If after following the above instructions your video is still not playing, in all likelihood the problem is with the host site. Video buffer times vary according to traffic on the host site, the capabilities of your computer (memory), your internet provider, other programs running on your computer, too many windows open, or where you live.

Recommended viewing procedure: Click Play, allow it to go for about five seconds, then click Pause. Wait a few minutes, and click Play.
If at some point it begins buffering again, Pause it and wait a bit longer (ten minutes or so).

If the video suddenly freezes and will go no further, try the following method: Close out the tab/window completely, open the link again and click the video at the point it froze. If it freezes again after a short buffer, the host site is probably having maintenance issues, or the link is corrupted. Come back to it later and try then.

No sound? install this codec:-



Good Luck with your issues and I'm sure others will chime in for more help...CHEERS- :D

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