Whenever I'm in a location where the connection is slow or uncertain, it has always been easier for me to left-click and download a video as a file first, then play the file directly from my computer's hard drive rather than trying to stream it in real-time over the Internet. My wife does this as a matter of course now whenever she wants to play a video from the Internet to her high school science classes instead of trying to depend on the school's network. Jim McK., you said that this variety of Cardiocrinum cordatum comes from southern Japan. Do you know which island? Kyushu and the southern end of Honshu are quite hot and humid in the summer and it never gets that cold in the winter (mandarin oranges grow quite well there). In many ways, it resembles the climate of the American South. Do you think this variety you've found might be able to grow down there as well? And more importantly to me, I wonder if it will grow here in California? Every other attempt I've made has failed miserably. --Lee Poulsen Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m On Nov 19, 2014, at 11:48 PM, Mark BROWN <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Extremely frustrating with my in reality damp string but supposedly "high speed" connection I can't see this! > Seeing videos is getting harder and harder here with more and more folks getting on the internet bandwagon. > The simplicity of the forum here has much to recommend for people like me.