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


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Oct 24, 2010
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Kingman, AZ
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.
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.
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.