Study: 80% of Users Ditch a Stream if it Rebuffers

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JohnP

  I usually either drop the damn thing or if the stream can still load, pause it and come back to the video (maybe). I definitely fit this category.

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rseding91

If I KNOW I can get the video someplace else at a non-slow speed I will leave when a video goes to buffer. My internet speed is fast enough to not need to buffer if the video site i'm watching a video on is not slow.

 

So when it goes to buffer chances are if there is another website with the same video I will leave.

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cynical

that would explain why RealNetworks isn't much of a player in online video anymore.

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DOOMHAMMA

I'll stick it out and wait for it to buffer....repeatedly sometimes. Not an issue usually for me, but when at a friends house with slow internet, it happens :p

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krisbowls

I pay for netflix, so when it buffers I'm especially annoyed.  I'll give it once if doesn't look like it'll take a long time, but after once or maybe two if they're really short, I'm gone.

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zeringue

usually once during a longer program, i will suffer with it, but after that i move on, its not like i dont have enough bandwidth.  The provider does not, why should i watch the commericals if the provide can not ensure enough bandwidth.

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NeoTifa

I never really have that problem that often, but when I do I just pause it and click on another tab until I think it's done and finish watching. Not that big a deal really.

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popstop785

I let Hulu rebuffer... but youtube and other short video clips.. nope. I give up if it looks like it is going ot take a long time. :\

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