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Streaming videos sometimes stop when they are in the middle of a commercial and I just can't resume watching the remainder of an episode.

I was watching the streaming video, a two hour back to back of episode 7 and episode 8 of Salvation, a CBS series about a meteor that is headed directly to Earth and people are trying to build a special type of EM drive to send the asteroid off course so it will not destroy our planet, and so on. The series airs on Wednesdays, on CBS from broadcast television and is also syndicated on Amazon Prime but seemingly not available today so I must wait a few days until episodes 7 and 8 are available from Prime.

Meantime, I was at or near the last 10 to 15 minutes of episode 8 while a commercial commenced and was interrupted midstream and the video froze and would not reload. I had to try to see if I could get it back by starting at the first and it was being shown from the CBS website. It was not able to be seen by using the slider to resume at the point I left off. It would only play from the very start of the episode 7 at the very beginning. I don't feel like watching the entire 2 hours again just to see if I can catch the last 10 to 15 minutes of the last part so I will have to just wait until I can get it on Amazon Prime.

Bummer. It was getting good and I just got too frustrated when it stopped streaming right at the climax. Television was never like this. It seems this modern internet streaming video thing is not an exact science.

Image Credit » black pen image created by Anthony Davis, original work by me.

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MegL wrote on August 18, 2017, 1:50 PM

It may have been a broadband problem. It is VERY annoying when that happens. Maybe wait a few hours and you may be able to resume. No, never used to happen with TV.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 18, 2017, 8:39 PM

Yea. I know. Television was more reliable and back then, even before cable and sat tv there only a few major networks airing shows. The click of a channel knob, or a push of a button right at the set made changing channels less effective but then it wasn't like having over 100 channels and a remote and channel surfing wasn't all that prevalent. The way things are going we may end up paying for every single network called ON DEMAND and it will add up to about the same as what cable was then, back in the 80s.