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    Sky throttling You Tube?

    This is a discussion on Sky throttling You Tube? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After many months of wondering why You Tube has become so slow regarding the downloading of data and thinking it ...

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      Sky throttling You Tube?

      After many months of wondering why You Tube has become so slow regarding the downloading of data and thinking it was just either my connection or You Tube being the limiting factor, I found a speed history measure tool for You tube today whilst listening to someone else mentioning the possibility of ISP's throttling You Tube.

      The image below shows the expected peaks and troughs as the net's use varies, however the ISP speed looks sort of 'controlled' in comparison to the overall area/uk speed fluctuations. Does this possibly mean that Sky could be throttling You Tube? I and many other have noticed it has been terribly slow over the past six months or so. So much so that trying to watch videos is almost impossibe sometimes. Even a very short clip at minimum quality will just not load completely seemingly due to it's download rate.

      Nothing else seems to be affected though as files download normally at the DL rate my router shows, which is nearly always around 11Mbps, however there's no way You Tube videos are downloading at this rate, that's sometimes as low as 100kbps or less.

      Test tool is here



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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Well I clicked on the speed test half way down the link you provided and it's downloading full speed for me.

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      your ISP is 0.05mbps off the global average doesnt sound like throttling to me.

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Just did the test, I only get 2.91, YouTube seems to hate me though, some videos will load but then will randomly stop loading half way through and sometimes the video wont load at all.

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Quote Originally Posted by misfit96 View Post
      you are 0.05mbps off the global average doesnt sound like throttling to me
      Shouldn't the graph have really high and low peaks and troughs though similar to my local Sefton area? Meaning that I would still at certain times be able to download clips really quick?

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      in the link YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. click on 'show test video' half way down.

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      in the link YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. click on 'show test video' half way down.
      It shows around 250 - 350kbps .. Where as Speedtest, Speedio etc show over 10Mb



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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Nope, it shows 9239. The text above the vid tells you to use the streaming video speed.

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Nope, it shows 9239. The text above the vid tells you to use the streaming video speed.
      Ah ok thank you

      Thing is though.. how come You Tube is still very slow almost all of the time nowadays, for instance trying to watch even short clips has become a pain in the behind. Any idea please?

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      Re: Sky throttling You Tube?

      Btw Sky does throttle Youtube

      Edit: Doesn't take a genius to figure this out

     

     
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