Online Video Issues

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I look forward to your e-mails.

I have several sounds from various videos that I’ve watched that interfere when I play a new video…two or three play all at once.

How can I clear them out?

Thank you, Bob

Dear Bob,

If these are videos that you are watching online, the first place to start would be to delete all the temporary internet files.

If you are using Internet Explorer:

1. Click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

2. Click on “Internet Options” in the drop down list.

3. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on “Delete…” in the, “Browsing history” section. then click “Delete” in the next dialog box.

If you are using Google Chrome:

1. Click on the Chrome menu icon in the upper-right of the window.

2. Click on “Tools” in the drop down list.

3. Click on, “Clear Browsing Data”.

4. In the dialog box that appears, check off, “Cached images and files” along with any other data that you want to clear.

5. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything.

6. Click Clear browsing data.

If you are using Firefox:

1. Click on the firefox menu icon in the upper-right of the window.

2. In the dialog box, click to select the “Advanced” tab.

3. Click the “Network” tab.

4. In the, “Cached Web Content” section, click the button that says, “Clear Now”.



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    • DiggerP
    • May 12, 2014

    Hi Bob,

    As usual , Elizabeth gave an excellent answer with regards to clearing out your temp internet files and
    that is good info to keep.

    In this case the issue maybe somwhat different.

    Let’s take how YouTube and other video websites behave.
    For having the sounds of other (possibly previous )videos play in the background,it doesn’t matter whether or not you use tabs in your browser.
    More on that later.

    What you’re ezperiencing is that you played video(s)
    that is/are part of a playlist.

    You can tell by the URL in the address bar.
    A single (stand-alone) video has a short alpha-numeric string after the main- or domain name.
    About 12 characters or so.

    A video that’s part of a Playlist has a much longer string and also has the letters (&list=PL) in the part after the domain name (youtube eg)

    If you played a video that’s part of a playlist, the next video in line will play when the 1st one is finished.etc etc. The playlist will also loop (be repeated).

    The easiest way to control this, is to open each video
    in a new tab and close the previous tab or tabs.

    If for some reason you want to keep those pages ,
    because they have links to other videos ,you’ll have
    to pause the video on those pages, so that it doesn’t
    automatically follow the playlist that the video is part of.

    Hope this gives you a better idea.


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