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Youtube Loads Slowly Despite Adequate UL/DL Speeds


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#1 DAVE_DC

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

My ISP is Verizon FIOS, and I have checked my speed and I am at 17/5 MBPS, enough to download any other content quickly like games, movies, Netflix HD...etc.

 

It seems to me that only youtube performs poorly, almost as if my ISP is throttling data only to youtube.  I know this is completely unethical and illegal, but I can't think of any other reason.  It's not like the old days where one just had a slow connection and you could watch the video buffer, rather it loads quickly and then just stops, no matter how long you wait.  

 

I run google chrome (I have tried in IE and FF with no luck) in Windows 7 on a very high performing computer.  Any help would be much appreciated!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

Usually, I pause the video and play it when half way full. It's a never ending story when it comes to buffering problem.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:45 AM

Try out other viral video sites like Daily Motion and that will tell us if it's just Youtube or if the problem is with Flash. One thing to try is right click on the Youtube player, go into Flash settings and untick Hardware Acceleration.

 

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

Try out other viral video sites like Daily Motion and that will tell us if it's just Youtube or if the problem is with Flash. One thing to try is right click on the Youtube player, go into Flash settings and untick Hardware Acceleration.

 

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/

I will try this on my computer when I get home and let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the tip. 

 

It does seem that my girlfriend's mac replicates the problem as well, so unless we both have some flash issue, I'm still stumped. 






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