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Slow Internet/Youtube

Glen
Neighbour

I have Optik tv/internet.

 

http://Speedtest.net  shows download currently at 15mbps, so my connection to Telus is good.

 

But Youtube is so slow I can hardly watch anything - takes a few seconds for first image to appear... 10-15 seconds before it plays... buffers after a few seconds.

 

Any ideas?

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Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

Ever since Google radically altered YouTube's content distribution network, YouTube has been having problems for users all over the planet. The odd time it may work ok, but usually there will be a few issues that arise.


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xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum
Things to look for....
-Do you have a lot of programs running in the background?
-is your memory maxed out? How memory does your machine have?
-are you low on drive space?
-are you sharing your internet connection with others in the house?
-how fast is your computer, my i7 plays videos much more smoother than my dual core.

There are apparently other people having troubles with youtube today, so I'll wait a bit.  Sometimes it is fine, and sometimes it is slow.

Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

Ever since Google radically altered YouTube's content distribution network, YouTube has been having problems for users all over the planet. The odd time it may work ok, but usually there will be a few issues that arise.


If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Like" or mark as an accepted solution if it solves your trouble. 🙂

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nasty
Rockstar

edit: Telus is apparently aware of the problem. 

 

 

Youtube's video playback checklist.

https://support.google.com/youtube/checklist/3480866?p=video_checklist&rd=1

 

YouTube quality report for your general region.

http://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/

 

 

YouTube, change to HTML5 version. Click on the 'Request HTML5 player'

https://www.youtube.com/html5

 

You can also right click on a video and see 'stats for nerds'. Flash and HTML5

 

The links above are the Youtube in 'encrypted stream' version.