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    Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Use google chrome browser. Install AdBlock plus and SmartVideo for YouTube extensions. Enjoy youtube.

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      SmartVideo For YouTube


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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Looks like YouTube problems have been affecting other ISPs too - this from the PlusNet board on thinkbroadband forum
      Youtube problems? :: PlusNet plc :: think broadband
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Ive seen this a bit too last week or so, no matter if I am at home or on the road
      Youtube seems slow to start, say a good 20-30 secs sometimes
      It is intermittent though and only while using a Windows / linux desktop/laptop.
      Not had it on iPad at all.

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      This is an interesting topic. I don't typically have any buffering issues. Although when viewing a new video it starts fine on window mode, but as I hit full screen, I just get a blackvscreen, red bar not moving. So I hit escape, and it starts to run. The problem seems to be when I watch it in HD, 480p below when maximizing has no problems.

      So now if I where to view in HD as soon as I click video I press the 720/1080 asap, then full screen. Usually does the job.

      I do occasionally get some stutter at the start of a video
      9HD), not really buffering as such, then 3 seconds later, vid starts playing and the view bar jumps about an inch. Not my laptop as its 2 week old, i5 quadcore, 8GB ram and 2GB of Gfx memory. Weird.

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Im also getting problems when i select full screen its selecting 240 or 360 instead of 720 in my prefs and i have to force 720 on every video

      Im still on adsl and sync at 22meg (until friday when i get 80meg)

      Its a youtube problem and not sky i think

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Yeap been having the same issues and it happens mostly a peak times 6pm-8pm other times are fine! but to me it look like the CDN is getting high peak bandwidth google-ggc.cdn.thlon.isp.sky.com example bur the only way you can bypass it by using a reject IP rule.

      This video streams flawlessly in HD but when it comes to YouTube it buffers like mad!


      This is one of the reason why i switched from Virgin Media Cable

      http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Fibre-Br...ht/true#M12745
      http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Broadband-Speed/Sky-Broadband-so-slow-I-cannot-even-watch-a-Youtube-video/m-p/628668/highlight/true#M28598
      http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Go-o...ht/true#M11767
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Here's the problem sky's new youtube cache server is a sh*tter

      Im streaming a 1080p stream and its all over the place and hardly keeping up
      if i force a google server it downloads at 75mbit

      so yes its sky not youtube

      Sky Youtube Cache Server





      Google Youtube Server notice the difference?



      tracert 173.194.5.118

      Tracing route to 173.194.5.118 over a maximum of 30 hops

      1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms aurora.shonk.org [192.168.0.1]
      2 * * * Request timed out.
      3 15 ms 14 ms 14 ms ip-84-38-37-14.easynet.co.uk [84.38.37.14]
      4 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 027809ad.bb.sky.com [2.120.9.173]
      5 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 72.14.215.13
      6 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms 216.239.47.171
      7 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 173.194.5.118

      Trace complete.

      tracert host83-rangeA-google-ggc.cdn.hobir.isp.sky.com

      Tracing route to host83-rangeA-google-ggc.cdn.hobir.isp.sky.com [2.127.251.83]
      over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms aurora.shonk.org [192.168.0.1]
      2 * * * Request timed out.
      3 13 ms 14 ms 14 ms ip-84-38-37-14.easynet.co.uk [84.38.37.14]
      4 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms lag1-1.ar10.hobir.isp.sky.com [89.200.131.229]
      5 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms host83-rangeA-google-ggc.cdn.hobir.isp.sky.com [2.127.251.83]
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      I've been playing a few YouTube videos for the past couple of days and I've had no problems. Where possible I've been streaming at 1080p.

      I tried the video above and the one on YouTube:



      I double checked all my settings on this Laptop and my router and (ekk!) I'm using Sky's DNS servers.

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      I've just streamed the video below to both my main laptops (one at 1080p, one at 720p) at the same time. They were not in sync. Neither had a problem though. My older laptop was at 720p and is set to use the Google DNS servers.



      Both streamed the videos on the 5GHz frequency.

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      watch the bandwidth coming off the sky google cache server its either overloaded or throttled
      it can stream most stuff just about but there's def a problem

      use perfmon

      its also defaulting me to 240 or 360p when it should default to 720p

     

     
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