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The clip pauses so frequently because of the slow connection that it's annoying to watch. The duration/period between pauses averages just one second.

1 Are there any mistakes?
2. Which choice is better? Any difference?
Thanks.
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The duration/period/time between pauses averages just one second.

You haven't told us the duration of each pause.
optilangYou haven't told us the duration of each pause.
Is it relevant?
I'm interested in the playing time, not the pause time.

Why is duration wrong?
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It sounds a little strange to me to have duration without stating of what.

Also, to me, duration implies, to me, a longer period of time than just one second.

I stayed in France for the duration of the holidays.

If you do something for the duration, it implies a long period of time.

Further, your sentence says that there are a lot of pauses, resulting in periods/moments of the clip not playing.

- the amount of time/period of the pause is about one second.

Duration may not be wrong, but I would choose period here.
optilang the amount of time/period of the pause is about one second.
If I understand this correctly, there's some misunderstanding.

|----------------pause-----------------|--playing-|----------------pause---------------|--playing--|-------- ...
|<--- ~1s -->|

Therefore, the period/time BETWEEN pauses is about one second. Are we on the same page?
Are we on the same page?

Yes, sir.

The duration of each pause is 1 second.

In your sentence:

The duration (between pauses) averages just one second.

just sounds a little strange to me. That is why I chose period.
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Oh no. The diagram didn't come out right.

I want to say the average playing time is 1 second. Let's say the first pause ends now and a stop watch starts now. When the next pause starts, the stop watch will read about 1 second.
Oh dear, never mind the same page, I don't think I've opened the book yet!

Yes, you are right - the period between the pauses = on average, 1 second, so the clip plays for about 1 second at a time between pauses.

I'm going to suggest an alternative.

The clip pauses so frequently because of the slow connection that it's annoying to watch. It only plays for about one/a second before pausing.

The average duration of uninterrrupted play is only one second.

Sorry for misinterpreting the situation.
I think this is going to be a long thread. If you're bored, I can try to get another expert to answer. Perhaps, I should create a new thread since it's slowly drifting away from my original question.

My new question is about the difference between duration and period.

From your replies, I see a pattern. As you said, I didn't present enough context when the word duration comes into picture.
I guess what you'are saying is duration should be followed with "of" WHAT instead of between something. The latter fits 'period' better. Is that the difference between duration and period.
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