Philip Tagg’s
Video & playback help


Φ stored on this site, mostly in *.webm format
HTML5 HTML5-embedded *.webm file (fewer buffering issues) stored on this site
Vimeo stored as a file on Vimeo. I no longer use YouTube (
why not?)


Buffering hiccups occur when download speeds can’t keep up with playback, typically in connection with longer Φ and Vimeo files in high resolution. If you encounter such problems, try one or more of the following workarounds:

  1. Pause the video, let it download a bit more into the buffer, then press Play again.
  2. Right-click the relevant link (usually under Home) and select "Save link as..." to download the entire video file to your device. If no ‘Download’ or ‘Save as’ option is available, use a browser add-on like Video Downloadhelper. Wait for the video to download, then play it without hiccups directly on your device.
  3. Clear your web browser’s cache and try again.
  4. Close down other apps and try again.
  5. Quit your internet browser, re-open it and try again.
  6. Use another internet browser.


To hell with YouTube’s (Google’s) mindless, robotic, erratic, anti-democratic, unilateral imposition of copyright policies contravening both the US Federal Code (Copyright Law of the United States, 2011: §107, §118) and legal precedents of the ‘transformative factor’.