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HELP!droid wifi intermittent video problems but not on ipod??

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by bnrusso, Jan 20, 2011.

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    I have a Verizon Motorola Droid (5mp camera) running android 2.2 (thanks to DroidForum's instructions).
    I use it only like an i-pod as I have no phone service (too expensive).
    I also have 2 Apple Ipods. 1 2nd gen (no speakers) and 1 3rd gen (bluetooth and speakers).
    I normally run the droid in airplane mode on my wireless home wifi network along with the 2 ipods. I have also tried it with airplane mode off too.

    PROBLEM: using youtube as an example to watch videos I get constant "network errors" and "attention Timed out" video cannot be played" (AFTER it STARTS!) displayed with the droid but NOT with the i-pods.
    Sometimes I have to start the video 5 or 6 times to get it to start playing and sometimes when it is playing the video it stops and gives me this text box that after a looooooooong pause just says " a network error has occurred" and I have to try all over again.
    The exact same videos play smooth and fine with the i-pods.

    My network is 6Meg download cable thru a Motorola SB5101 cable modem running thru a Netgear wireless -n router in wpa2 aes security.

    any ideas????
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    Try killing the encryption and see if it gets better. Also, a factory reset might be in order (unless you're rooted) to clear out the crap that's built up. Make sure the router is running the latest firmware, too.
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    Thanks for the prompt response.
    I tried the factory reset and it looks like it worked.
    (settings, privacy, factory data reset)
    Just watched a video with no breaks or errors.
    Guess I'll have to watch what I bring in from the market.
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    Actually, it's often a case of your Dalvik cache getting clogged. I think the app cachemate from the market will clean it out, but I don't know if it'll work for non-rooted users. Once the Dalvik gets gummed up the only other way (assuming it DOES work) for stock users to clear it out is to do a hard reset. Also, a hard reset (factory reset) cleans out EVERYTHING, so it's not a bad idea to do once in a while on a stock phone. Rooted users don't have to; they get other tools to do it.
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