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    Default Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    Hi,

    I have a fast computer and Comcast 13 mbps broadband connection. Youtube videos usually stream rather quickly, but lately I've noticed a slowdown (especially in high quality / HD vids).
    I know my connection is still fast because I'm able to download files with great speed and web pages load great.
    It seems that youtube doesn't do a good job of download the video (streaming) it. It shouldn't be stuttering or stopping with such a fast connection.

    I know that there's a program called SpeedBit Video Accelerator which is suppose to help out in these situations, but I'd prefer not to have to have some software constantly using RAM just to make youtube stream slightly quicker.

    Does anyone have any tips?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    It could just be YouTube's fault. Lately YouTube buffers pretty slow for me and I'm on a high speed connection.
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    ya that's what I was thinking too. Youtube needs to improve their buffering speeds, especially with the new HD videos.

    Has anyone had any experience with the SpeedBit Video Accelerator ?

    EDIT: I just tried SpeedBit. It was terrible. Not only did it take up 30 mb of RAM, but it doesn't seem to work in FF3.

    Still looking for ways to speed up the buffering speed....
    Last edited by jpzsports; 15th December 2008 at 08:04 PM.
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    what av / firewall do you have? some of them use a proxy or "tunnel" the info through them first and it causes this issue..
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    laptop lol which one... we have 8 currently at home..
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by zfactor View Post
    what av / firewall do you have? some of them use a proxy or "tunnel" the info through them first and it causes this issue..
    I use AVG as my AV and the default Windows Firewall.
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    try disabling (i know you dont want to get infected while doing so. go to a youtube you know is safe that has been scanned first by avg) them both and see if it helps. i know from experience with ones that use a proxy and you tube this tends to be common
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by zfactor View Post
    try disabling (i know you dont want to get infected while doing so. go to a youtube you know is safe that has been scanned first by avg) them both and see if it helps. i know from experience with ones that use a proxy and you tube this tends to be common
    I tried disabling both temporarily, but still noticed terrible buffering speeds on high quality and HD videos. Only about 3 seconds into an hd vid on youtube, and it starts to stutter or buffer. Even some regular quality videos have to buffer half way through. This is unacceptable.

    I assume it's Youtube since Hulu videos work great and everything else is fast.

    I just wish I could fix this problem since I like youtube best.
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    ok well something is definitely wrong because I went onto my other desktop computer, and went to Youtube and tried to load the same HD video that loaded really slow on my laptop. On this desktop (which btw, is far older and slower, less ram, etc), the HD video buffered very fast. No stuttering at all.
    So it seems to be something to do with my laptop.

    Any ideas??

    BTW, on a side note - on the desktop computer, while I was watching the video, the status bar at the bottom of firefox was very active and switching from loading from some ip adress to loading from cache.google or something. When I watched the video on my computer, it only said loading from that random ip address. Could it be that my computer isn't allowing more than one connection or something??

    UPDATE: for some reason, the past hour or so on youtube has been fast with no buffering problems even with HD videos. I wonder why?
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpzsports View Post
    ok well something is definitely wrong because I went onto my other desktop computer, and went to Youtube and tried to load the same HD video that loaded really slow on my laptop. On this desktop (which btw, is far older and slower, less ram, etc), the HD video buffered very fast. No stuttering at all.
    So it seems to be something to do with my laptop.

    Any ideas??

    BTW, on a side note - on the desktop computer, while I was watching the video, the status bar at the bottom of firefox was very active and switching from loading from some ip adress to loading from cache.google or something. When I watched the video on my computer, it only said loading from that random ip address. Could it be that my computer isn't allowing more than one connection or something??

    UPDATE: for some reason, the past hour or so on youtube has been fast with no buffering problems even with HD videos. I wonder why?
    Like I told you, its just Youtube...if you are on Youtube a lot like I am, you will notice that sometimes its slow, nothing you can do about it. Stop bothering with your other program's settings.
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    Default Re: Youtube Slow streaming - ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by McGrady View Post
    Like I told you, its just Youtube...if you are on Youtube a lot like I am, you will notice that sometimes its slow, nothing you can do about it. Stop bothering with your other program's settings.
    ok thank you.
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