I don't know if this is the place for this, but I figure it's as good as any considering most of us are here for the videos. So, I noticed that while viewing some of the more ad-heavy streaming video sites that, no matter if I let the whole video load, it would still pause briefly while one of the ads (usually one of the photo-changing ones) re-loads. Since they're not really flash animations, you can't pause them. But you *can* prevent them from loading. Just right click on the ad to open a context menu, and as long as the context menu is open, the picture won't change, and your streaming video won't stutter. I'm sure there are other ways around this via NoScript, or something like that, but this is a really light-weight method for dealing with this problem - it even works in IE!