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Hey all sorry to bother you but having a few issues with good'ol youtube.

I have no problems with buffering the videos part from the odd one that will decide it does not want to buffer so i have to watch and at the same time it will buffer before i reach it (stutter buffer as i call it) but if i do have a video and it fully buffers soon as i skip to another part fo the video it needs to re-buffer it, does anyone know why this is happening? On other sites i use i dont have this issue its just youtube!

Oh, and sometimes flash will crash too but again only in youtube all othersites have been fine attempting to jump to a new part of the video is the cause.

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Strange i don't have such problems. Try clearing the cache maybe.

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What ISP are you with? also do you use any ESET products at all?

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Just cleared my catch still have the issue here is an example video at the moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSPIDNkWAUg video is pre set to 360p if i went full screen it would auto to 720p but im not going to do that yet. The video is doing the stutter buffer and only buffering when it needs to on 360p!

If it did fully buffer and i chose to skip somewhere it would need to rebuffer for some "strange" reason i dont know why.

Do i use Eset? No, i have Adblock plus, Admuncher, Kaspersky and im not currently on my VPN so i can not see that being the issue, torrents are not running but stronghold kingdoms is as im playing that at the moemnt. Computer is old now as its a 4200 amd x2 with 3gig ram a 6770 ati and 30mb broadband (wired not wireless).

Maybe its my isp (virginmedia) i always tell them there are things wrong with the line and get told everything is fine.

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ahhh yeah if you take a look at the virgin media support forums there's a lot of complaints about youtube buffering I'm with VM 120down 10up and i have issues with youtube some times.

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Yeh i rarely visit there forums as its always the same rubbish "Your line is fine" or "We need to enter your premises as the router is off" the last two support guys they sent were complete jokes one broke a laptop charger the other couldnt even get into my router saying "I didnt know you could set it to modem only and the ip shouldnt change anyway".

Guess the problem is solved nd put as VM being utter rubbish at times.

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i have near constant issue with youtube either taking a long time to buffer or only partially buffering and never loading the rest of the video, i have had that problem for nearly a year now. on multiple computers. i figured it was just their site.

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Yep it happens to me to. I let the video to fully buffer, then I go to other part of the video and starts buffering again, I hate that :/.

Related:

[url="http://youtu.be/n_ZvkrLkQxY"]http://youtu.be/n_ZvkrLkQxY[/url]

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I would say that'd be something to do with your connection. Either really slow ISP service, congestion there, or lots of traffic on your own network.
I'm not even on that great of an ISP service and YouTube vids start right away for me, and I always watch in 1080p, or whatever is the highest available for the specific video.
I guess it could be problems with your network card too, or related to that.

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So could be site related seeing as two others have come up and said they have issues and they are in america and mexico.

lutz, im on 30mb only thing using the net is chrome and stronghold kingdoms and even without stronghold running i still have issues.

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Use [url="https://www.youtube.com/"]https://www.youtube.com/[/url] I'm on VM and this solved it. VM cache youtube, and they're crap at it. Using the https version by passes VM's cache.

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[quote name='artnada' timestamp='1358351406' post='595457918']
Use [url="https://www.youtube.com/"]https://www.youtube.com/[/url] I'm on VM and this solved it. VM cache youtube, and they're crap at it. Using the https version by passes VM's cache.
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Just tried adding https:// to the video i posted above and still does the "stutter buffer" on 360p (that should be a dance haha)

i'll see whta its like late on the vpn.

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I constantly and forever have had issues with YouTube buffering. Regardless of how fast my internet connection is, and regardless of which internet connection it is, I'm ALWAYS having to buffer ridiculously slowly. Sometimes it's unwatchable, even with a 20-30 Mbps internet connection. I feel like the ISPs have a lot to do with this, but I also just think YouTube isn't capable of keeping up with the bandwidth. I think I've heard that more popular videos get more bandwidth too. If you watch more popular videos you should see less buffering, but that could also be ISP cache too. Overall it just ends up being incredibly frustrating. I tend to avoid YouTube more often than not these days due to it's ridiculous buffering.

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[quote name='Xoligy' timestamp='1358351272' post='595457916']
So could be site related seeing as two others have come up and said they have issues and they are in america and mexico.

lutz, im on 30mb only thing using the net is chrome and stronghold kingdoms and even without stronghold running i still have issues.
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Hmmm, definitely not your ISP then, lol. I'm only on 20mb.

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It's your ISP... I guarantee it.

People were complaining about it all the time but I thought it must be the odd newbie on rubbish connections or something.. But then I switched to virgin media for a month, worst service I've ever had.. nearly all youtube videos would constantly buffer, net would be capped to a crawl...

I left them, went with BT and on a slower speed, no videos buffer at all now.

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Consider: [url="https://spoi.com/software/yto/"]https://spoi.com/software/yto/[/url]

I just download them directly when it's not working to my satisfaction >.<

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Ok seems its hard to find out what the issue is, plus i thought it was only me and something my end but seems it could be my ISP or even Youtube :/

I will admit im losing my love for google more and more though as the services they have taken over have dropped in quality imo.
Anyway thansk for the replies people, i guess for now i will just live with the buffer issue, just like i live with a few other issues around me lol

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[quote name='Xoligy' timestamp='1358353697' post='595457984']
Ok seems its hard to find out what the issue is, plus i thought it was only me and something my end but seems it could be my ISP or even Youtube :/

I will admit im losing my love for google more and more though as the services they have taken over have dropped in quality imo.
Anyway thansk for the replies people, i guess for now i will just live with the buffer issue, just like i live with a few other issues around me lol
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Is it just YouTube you have playback probs? How bout Vevo, or... forgive me... YouPorn? Couldn't think of anything else, sorry.

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[quote name='Xoligy' timestamp='1358353697' post='595457984']
Ok seems its hard to find out what the issue is, plus i thought it was only me and something my end but seems it could be my ISP or even Youtube :/

I will admit im losing my love for google more and more though as the services they have taken over have dropped in quality imo.
Anyway thansk for the replies people, i guess for now i will just live with the buffer issue, just like i live with a few other issues around me lol
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It's virgin media lol

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It's 90% your IPS man. I have Time Warner. In my area, they are the only option and they are SLOW compared to everyone else.

[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/2440625095.png[/IMG][/URL]

$70 a month for this crap. But it is enough to watch everything I want with no buffering, Hulu, Netflix, AppleTV service. Everything except Youtube. I watch alot of Husky videos too, and what I do is load it up, switch it to 720p, and pause to I can buffer it. My issues have been it loads fine then ALWAYS stops like 2-3 minutes in. Always. If I go back like 5 seconds, it buffers really fast, but still always stops.

I looked up what the issue is and found lots of forum posts from people in my area about slow Youtube service. Seeing that all the tech companies (media companies especially) are basically at war with each other, I'm wouldn't be surprised if Time Warner was slowing down Youtube videos on their network. ISPs always do shady stuff like this. Don't even get me started on data caps!

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I have been having the same issues, wonder if switching from Comcast's DNS servers to say a Google DNS server would help, not currently at home to test this out

I used to use alt DNS servers before, but not on this new PC

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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1358354011' post='595457994']
Is it just YouTube you have playback probs? How bout Vevo, or... forgive me... YouPorn? Couldn't think of anything else, sorry.
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Other sites are fine part from putlocker and sockshare i sometimes have issues with them where the video thats fully buffered just stops playing the fix is to try another link not to refresh because it just will not play the video past the part it stopped.

As for YouPorn never used them i use xhamster lmao

[quote name='ashpowell' timestamp='1358354262' post='595457998']
It's virgin media lol
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Possibly, im not a huge fan of virgin but then they have the fastest speeds and leave me alone wit the amount of downloading i can do over night.

[quote name='Bizkit' timestamp='1358354662' post='595458016']
It's 90% your IPS man. I have Time Warner. In my area, they are the only option and they are SLOW compared to everyone else.

[url="http://www.speedtest.net"][img]http://www.speedtest.net/result/2440625095.png[/img][/url]

$70 a month for this crap. But it is enough to watch everything I want with no buffering, Hulu, Netflix, AppleTV service. Everything except Youtube. I watch alot of Husky videos too, and what I do is load it up, switch it to 720p, and pause to I can buffer it. My issues have been it loads fine then ALWAYS stops like 2-3 minutes in. Always. If I go back like 5 seconds, it buffers really fast, but still always stops.

I looked up what the issue is and found lots of forum posts from people in my area about slow Youtube service. Seeing that all the tech companies (media companies especially) are basically at war with each other, I'm wouldn't be surprised if Time Warner was slowing down Youtube videos on their network. ISPs always do shady stuff like this. Don't even get me started on data caps!
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There are many ISPs in my area most are the same speeds its only virgin that offer the fastest speeds and many of my friends will say they are the best for downloading. I stream alot of tv shows but mainly through download sites like putlocker, sockshare, vidbux, vidxbux, gorrillavid etc etc and all work fine part from utube, putlocker and sockshare on occasion.

If i had a friend that lived close that was on another isp id go around and check youtube but, most live a good 20miles away and i dont feel like walking that far im kinda lazy lol

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[quote name='Xoligy' timestamp='1358355363' post='595458052']
If i had a friend that lived close that was on another isp id go around and check youtube but, most live a good 20miles away and i dont feel like walking that far im kinda lazy lol
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If only there was some way you could contact one of your friends without having to physically move to him! If only! :p

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[quote name='Bizkit' timestamp='1358355819' post='595458082']
If only there was some way you could contact one of your friends without having to physically move to him! If only! :p
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I know, god damn you technology why haven't you advanced that much yet!!! *waves fist in air*
Nah i like to be there and do it myself and i find teamviewer etc lag abit. I'll put a note in mobile to check peoples utube when i visit otherwise ill forget :/

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[quote name='Xoligy' timestamp='1358355983' post='595458092']
I know, god damn you technology why haven't you advanced that much yet!!! *waves fist in air*
Nah i like to be there and do it myself and i find teamviewer etc lag abit. I'll put a note in mobile to check peoples utube when i visit otherwise ill forget :/
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I know the feeling. I hate the IPSs here so much. Almost as much as I hate the mobile carriers. So frustrating.

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try this www.youtube.com/html5
doesn't work on al vids, but i had the issues you are reporting and this helped.

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