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#16 articuno1au

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:22

Consider: https://spoi.com/software/yto/

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


#17 OP Xoligy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:28

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

#18 LUTZIFER

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:33

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

Is it just YouTube you have playback probs? How bout Vevo, or... forgive me... YouPorn? Couldn't think of anything else, sorry.

#19 ashpowell

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:37

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


It's virgin media lol

#20 Bizkit

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:44

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.

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$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!

#21 Anibal P

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:50

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

#22 OP Xoligy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:56

Is it just YouTube you have playback probs? How bout Vevo, or... forgive me... YouPorn? Couldn't think of anything else, sorry.

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

It's virgin media lol

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.

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.

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$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!

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

#23 Bizkit

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:03

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


If only there was some way you could contact one of your friends without having to physically move to him! If only! :p

#24 OP Xoligy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:06

If only there was some way you could contact one of your friends without having to physically move to him! If only! :p


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 :/

#25 Bizkit

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:07

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 :/


I know the feeling. I hate the IPSs here so much. Almost as much as I hate the mobile carriers. So frustrating.

#26 Guth

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:11

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

#27 Azusa

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:20

Is it just YouTube you have playback probs? How bout Vevo, or... forgive me... YouPorn? Couldn't think of anything else, sorry.


well as i have almost the same issue im also going to answer this and the only other video site i visit is NicoNico which is based in Japan and i can stream from there without issue i let some videos load (as they don't play the second the page loads) but some i can hit play from the get go and they play fine. It's just youtube also as for speed test sites i have heard they give priority to traffic to those sites.

#28 Bizkit

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:30

well as i have almost the same issue im also going to answer this and the only other video site i visit is NicoNico which is based in Japan and i can stream from there without issue i let some videos load (as they don't play the second the page loads) but some i can hit play from the get go and they play fine. It's just youtube also as for speed test sites i have heard they give priority to traffic to those sites.


If they give priority to speed test sites, don't you think its possible to give less priority to Youtube?

Part of me thinks it could be Google is having a hard time with all the bandwidth that Youtube brings in. BUT then part of me is like, its GOOGLE. If they can't have the servers for Youtube, then we are all doomed.

#29 LaP

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 19:31

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.


Dunno youtube is working perfectly fine for me. Even the HD video. In fact all streaming web sites work perfectly. imdb works perfectly. Canal D works perfectly and the HD image quality for Mayday sodes is awesome. Watched Continuum this weeked and worked perfectly on Showcase web site. Same when i watched The Walking Dead webisodes on AMC web site and Blood and Chrome on youtube in 1080p. Blood and Chrome image quality in 1080p was really good on youtube.

I have a rather slow ADSL connection so i don't think it's a matter of bandwidth. My max download speed is around 800-900KB/s. To stream a 4GB 720p movie of 1:30 hour you need to be able to sustain 776KB/s. About every connection can do that.

#30 OP Xoligy

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:08

Consider: https://spoi.com/software/yto/

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

Sorry i only just saw this...

I actually normal have this installed to remove all the crap, instant 720p, bigger video and pause the video until im ready to watch it, i admit i like this extension just have not got around to installing it im also in two mids on re-installing everything computer is feeling sluggish so might wait for abit but yes it is a good extension!

As for downloading, my download folder has enough rubbish lol i dont want to download something im probably only going to watch once. :/