This is not really a Flash question. I have video exported externally into a Flash object. Works great, most of the time. Smooth streaming, very few stalls. 320 X 240 resolution across the board, optimized .flv.
I have an Internet connection shared between multiple computers (satellite, ugh) so between computer A and B, we have an identical connection fed to the comps via ethernet connected to a router.
Computer A, 1.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, streams these videos perfectly.
Computer B, 700 mhz, 2 GB RAM, the streaming can't keep up with the play. My Flash object has a streaming indicator and a current mark indicator, the current mark is always right against the end of the stream, stalls frequently.
One would think this is strictly a problem with the CPU (Which, i personally don't understand, what's this got to do with download time?)
Enter computer C, at a different location, 2 GB RAM, 3.5 Ghz, connected via DSL (256K I believe.) Same hiccup/stall problem. This, by the way, is a newer comp, only a year old.
At this point I'm guessing the two are two different issues, on the DSL connection it's a problem with the DSL, on computer B, it's the processor speed.
There are about 20 videos, all loaded externally on demand via a playlist and of different lengths, and I've spread a variety of optimization values across them finding a balance between resolution and quality. Regardless of the video, these two comps always hiccup and stall.
Any other ideas with what could interfere with the download speed? Possible issues to look at and correct?
Research with random samples (visitors, etc.) report no problems, guessing everyone else has better comps and connections.