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Some Youtube Videos Don't Play Smoothly

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#1 Cool_Dude_Clem


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Posted 28 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

I visit YouTube regularly, and I've noticed that some videos play smoothly from start to finish, but others don't, they stop and start all the way through. I don't think the data is coming in fast enough. It can't be my connection speed, if it was, then all the videos wouldn't play smoothly. The only solution's I've found is to either pause the video and let it buffer for a while and then let it play, or watch it in high quality (if available). For some strange reason they buffer better in high quality than in standard quality. But even some of the high quality versions don't buffer fast enough, besides my web computer can't really handle the videos in high quality, the CPU is only 700 MHz so the high quality vids often play quite jerky. My modem speed is 2Mbps, would a faster modem fix this, or is You Tube's server just too slow? Could it be that so many people are watching the video, the server just cant cope? If it is, maybe that's why the high quality versions buffer faster, because not so many people are watching in high quality. B.T.W. Last time I did a tested my modem speed I noticed it's upload speed was about 10 times slower than the download speed, so is there somthing wrong with my modem or my computer?

Edited by Cool_Dude_Clem, 28 October 2008 - 08:06 PM.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:59 AM

The problem is at Youtube's end. It's better than it used to be but still inconsistent. Pausing the video until it loads is a pretty good solution. I'll do that sometimes if I don't think it's loading quickly enough.

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