Wow Beldaraan, thanks for the info. I'm sure there are people with slow connections that will find that useful.
The problem I'm talking about, however, is definitely not a buffering problem. It's happening with Cable modems, and with DSL connections, on even the smallest videos, and it's consistent and doesn't continue to play when you wait. There's also the strange fact that it only happens the first time you view it. ...Bizarre, I know!
Thanks so much for that info though. I really appreciate your work, and, again, that is great info for people who are having the buffering problem--I'm sure those folks are out there too!