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    #1

    "fluid" and "stutter"

    Hi,

    This is how I normally would describe a situation:

    "The internet speed is good. The video I am watching is very fluid."
    "...............................is slow. The video I am watching stutters."

    Is my way of saying these natural? How would you say it?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "fluid" and "stutter"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    This is how I normally would describe a situation:

    "The internet speed is good. The video I am watching is very fluid."
    "...............................is slow. The video I am watching stutters."

    Is my way of saying these natural? How would you say it?

    Thank you!
    "Stutters" works and is used quite frequently for a video which starts and stops a lot, especially in quick succession. I'm not really sure about "fluid". Perhaps "smooth"? It's strange that we have a lot of words to choose from when things are going badly but when we're trying to describe something which is going well, we have fewer choices!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "fluid" and "stutter"

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    I agree with emsr2d2.
    A few other terms I've seen used for a stuttering video: choppy, jerky, jumpy etc.

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    #4

    Re: "fluid" and "stutter"

    The video is lagging. Is it natural?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: "fluid" and "stutter"

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    The video is lagging. Is it natural?

    Yes, "lagging" is sometimes used when a video is not running smoothly, especially if the sound and image are out of sync and the sound is lagging behind the image or vice versa.
    Also, "lagging" is commonly used in a video game context, where it often refers to the delay between a player's input and the result of that input occurring on-screen. Of course, the less lag, the smoother the gameplay.

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    Re: "fluid" and "stutter"

    I'm glad you got there first, JMurray. I would have said that 'lagging' was incorrect, but then I don't play video games. That's a new expression for me.

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