I subscribe to mlb.tv, and watch a lot of baseball games live on the web. I was wondering if there was anything that I could do on my end to make the streaming smoother. The streaming this year has been really jerky, with a lot of pauses that can last for 3-5 seconds. I know a lot of it has to do with bandwidth (I have BellSouth's fastest DSL package), but I was wondering if there was anything I could do hardware wise to improve it. I have a Pentium 4, 1.8 Ghz, with 512 MB of RAM running XP Home SP2. 5 GB out of 19 Free. I believe I have a sound card, but I don't have a video card. I have asked some people who are more techie than I, and they have said that a video card wouldn't help me that much if at all. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could help me?
My first thought would be to check for a stuck key on your keyboard. But if it's happened on multiple computers that's out. Do you use any/some/lots of Firefox extensions? Are any or all of them common to the various computers?