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How to get Tudou to work: Broken videos and Tudou’s slow buffering

Tudou is a great movie viewing website, but sometimes its videos don’t work or buffer way too slowly to watch. Luckily, there are some easy ways to help get around these problems. If the problem with Tudou is audio related, check out our guide to fixing out of sync and broken audio.
Tudou is great if you can get it to workTudou is great if you can get it to work
The first and simplest way to fix Tudou is to refresh the page. A lot of times just refreshing the video page can tell Tudou’s video buffering system that your internet connection is faster this time and give you more bandwidth. If this doesn’t work, sometimes the issue can be with your version of Flash Player. Check on Flash’s website for new updates and update your player. A lot of times Tudou has issues with specific browsers. You can get around this by simply copying the URL from your current browser, open up a different browser and paste in the link. The best browsers to use are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You can also pause Tudou after a few seconds of playback and let it buffer completely before watching, which will guarantee smooth video playback.

Finally, you should know that there are many good alternatives to Tudou, including Megavideo. Megavideo has great video quality and buffering time, but has an annoying 72-minute limit on videos. Luckily there are ways to get around this. You should also check out our list of alternative video listing sites.

Disclaimer: Downloading and streaming copyright material is illegal in many countries; you should not do this. Please only use these tips for watching legal videos. As always, be careful on these sites as some of them have malicious spyware.

by Brandi Roberts on Fri, 01/15/2010 - 23:34

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