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General Discussion

Akhter Rasool
Akhter Rasool
8,597 Points

Videos buffering way too slow!!

when i see the teacher, the video buffers way too slow, but when the topic shifts to workspaces that same video buffers quickly, i am unable to enjoy the course, what is the procedure to speed this up, what is the procedure to play these videos in flash, as I'm willing to compromise the quality of these videos.

3 Answers

I believe your experiencing buffering issues when the teacher is on the video is because there are more frames or motions than when your only seeing workspaces there are very few things going on in the video, less frames, less motion, ect... It's a shame that Tree House doesn't allow you to choose a quality for the video (like youtube, 320p, 480p, 720p, 1080p).

I'd suggest downloading the video and than watching it, or letting it buffer for a few minutes before watching it. There is also a "downloads" tab underneath the video if you'd like to download it and watch without any interruptions.

I'm not sure if it still exists but I believe you can download entire courses via iTunes.

Jay Padzensky
Jay Padzensky
4,731 Points

Hi Akhter,

Sorry to hear about this. You can also try a few other things- try opening a video in a Chrome incognito window, as this will disable extensions and plug-ins which could be interfering. If this doesn't help, please also try to access the troublesome videos from a second network (e.g. your phone carrier's network) to help eliminate any possibility of it being a network issue.

Etienne J
Etienne J
1,924 Points

It's really a shame that we can't choose a lower quality for the video. Treehouse should do something about this I currently have a slow internet connection and struggle just to watch the courses video. Also no offense but most of the time it's just a teacher speaking, not the last Christopher Nolan movie, I doesn't necessary need to watch it in 1080p fullHd !