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Posted 27 February 2013 - 22:47
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 00:18
There is more of a problem than simple buffering that people are having issue with. I have a 25Mbps connection. If I were streaming videos at that speed, I wouldn't care how little my buffer is. The problem is that either YouTube or ISPs are using caching servers which can't handle the load of their customers. It seems as though some people are finding success in ignoring certain IPs/subnets in which incompetent cache servers reside. That is where this conversation should be heading in my opinion: Helping find a method for each person to apply to their situation.
From what I remember, youtube implemented small buffering within the last 2 years which means it will buffer a certain amount or percent of the video (not sure which or what the parameter is) and then as you get nearer to the end of that buffer point, load more data from youtube.
You think it's annoying that it does that, especially if you're on a flakey wireless connection but it actually does make sense, how many people on youtube are just browing random videos or stop listening/watching things part the way through? Saves YT a lot of resources and bandwidth to not stream the whole files to everyone if they're not gonna use it, plus it allows them to monitor and slow down connections when they detect people downloading videos en masse.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 14:11
i think it needs to be an inbound rule, not an outbound, right?
Someone linked to a good guide the other day, but I'm not able to find it at this time.
You need to go into your advanced firewall for windows, create a outbound rule, choose custom, all programs, all ports, tcp for protocol, enter address lines as 18.104.22.168/16 etc, and finish.
It should look like below for 22.214.171.124/16 in your advanced firewall if done right.
The 173 subnet class c is for vimeo if I read correctly, I just used google in the above example. And its 206.111 not 206.x
And IpTables wise, routers like the Actiontec supplied by FiOS allows for GUI Web Access for advanced filtering.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 14:18
Posted 28 February 2013 - 16:39
Nope never had issue one with youtube bandwidth
Do you have a specific video your having issues with you can link too? Some of the major ISP use their own caching server for youtube, that could be your problem?
I would rightclick on a video and get the info, what speed are you getting. I would also again from rightclick on video to a speedtest - what does that show?
Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:35
i can confirm that this fix works. I am doing the Youtube speed test right now, downloading their 720p test video. The site shows that my avg speed over the last month was 4Mbps. Right now it's downloading that video at 20-27Mbps.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 17:33