[Intrepid] running video apps pounds my internet to bits

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Tue Oct 14 18:11:05 UTC 2008

It started last night but it wasn't until this morning that I got a
handle on it. I was watching some India vs Australia cricket
highlights when my oldest boy complained about losing access to the
internet. (The file was AVI format, BTW). I couldn't get on line
either. This morning I noticed the same thing when checking some other
video files (AVI, MP4 and MKV formats). So I stated watching the LAN
hub and the router. Normally they flicker when there's activity, but
as soon as I engage *any* video app (I tried several different players
BTW and they all exhibit the same symptoms) both hardware devices go
berserk, with attempts to get online and/or reach other machines on
the LAN "timing out". Everything goes back to service as normal
activity with immediate internet & LAN access as soon as I terminate
the video player(s). Clearly something in the playing of video is
causing this. It didn't happen before yesterday's "big" upgrade BTW.
Anyone else experiencing anything like this?
Cheers, SDM -- a 21st Century Schizoid Man
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