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YouTube Videos Play For A Few Seconds And Then Stop?

Issue: YouTube video on my iPad will play for a few seconds or a minute and then stop, this can occur multiple times making it impossible to watch the video. This has occurred with longer and short (<4mins) movies, all on WiFi but at two different locations (work & home). It will happen on one video but the next no issue.

Question: what can I do to correct or improve this? Is there a setting I can change on the iPad?

View 11 Replies (Posted: 09-15-2010, 02:52 PM)

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