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How to get Smotri to work: Fixing broken Smotri videos and slow buffering

It seems like for every good quality video to be found on Smotri, there are two that won’t buffer or don’t work. Here are some easy ways to fix Smotri when it pulls this on you.

Refresh the site, hit stop and then play on the video, skip forward or backward into the video.
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Right-click on the video player and open Settings. The first tab is called Display. Uncheck the box for Enable Hardware Acceleration. This helps get rid of any compatibility issues that may come up.

Go to the Settings menu again. The third tab is called Local Storage. Drag the slider from 100KB to 10MB or Unlimited.

Pause the video and let it fully buffer before playing the video.

Update your version of Adobe flash player.

If there is an audio sync problem, consult our guide to fixing broken audio in streaming videos.

If all of these fail, and Smotri doesn’t work, try another site from our list of alternatives.

Disclaimer: Downloading and streaming copyright material is illegal in many countries: you should not do this. Please only use these tips for finding legal videos. Also please be careful on these sites as some of them have malicious spyware. Use anti-virus software and a secure web browser. We are not responsible for any actions that you take on these sites or anything that happens as a result of visiting them.

by Brandi Roberts on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 10:45

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