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Winston001
16-02-2011, 09:15 PM
Now I'm really confused. In an earlier thread I asked if videos still downloaded - thus using up broadband - when closed before finished. http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=113873&highlight=video

I wasn't sure about the helpful advice given so google is my friend. The result is I'm totally confused. Some people are saying that closing a tab, starting another video, and even closing the browser will not halt the download. Its even possible that switching the router off and on over a few seconds won't do it.

See the discussion down the page: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/03/stop-buffering-youtube-video.html

This could explain why I'm back to dialup every month. Any ideas?

GameJunkie
16-02-2011, 09:19 PM
read the last post in your original thread,

answers it quite clearly.

by going to another video in the same tab, you cut the other video off

Safari
16-02-2011, 09:36 PM
If you close the tab it will stop.
If you go back on the browser to the previous page it will stop
If you close the browser it will stop
If you turn the router off everything will stop

Winston001
16-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Appreciated, thanks. So why are people on the web saying differently? I know there is a lot of misinformation on the web but on tech topics I've noticed anything incorrect gets jumped on very quickly. Computer information tends to be consistent and agreed across various sites, allowing for occasional differences.

I'd have thought that getting a video is like turning on a tap. It will run until turned off, or empty. Putting in a plug, changing the bucket, turning on a second tap, none of these send a signal to the tap to turn itself off.

My apologies, I clearly do not understand how browsers and routers work.

PPp
17-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Wrong analogy Browsers allow you to connect to the web, think of a TV instead ,except there's millions of channels, in simple mode one channel at a time. Then there's tabs!

Paul.Cov
17-02-2011, 07:47 AM
Firefox has clickable bits on the lower edge to disable Java, JavaScript, Silverlight, and Flash - this is a pretty simple way to stop these things from downloading.

8ftmetalhaed
17-02-2011, 08:46 AM
(with plugins)
I don't believe vanilla firefox does :)

pctek
17-02-2011, 09:38 AM
why are people on the web saying differently? I know there is a lot of misinformation on the web but on tech topics I've noticed anything incorrect gets jumped on very quickly.

That depends on which forum it's on.
here, yes.
Others, the amount of drivel around is amazing.

linw
17-02-2011, 07:58 PM
If you REALLY want to know what is going on in your machine, install Procmon from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645

Winston001
17-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Thanks Linw. :D