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Windows 7: Youtube videos wont BUFFER!?


29 Jul 2011   #1

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Youtube videos wont BUFFER!?

Its driving me crazy now. I thought it might just be youtubes servers or something but now its happened for a week+. The videos will buffer for 5 seconds, freeze, buffer 5 seconds, freeze, 5 seconds, freeze, and sometimes they just don't buffer at all. Ive resorted to watching 240p on a 6mb/s internet connection. (1mb/s up). Why is this happening? If someone could help me fix this is would make my day.

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29 Jul 2011   #2

 

I used to have bad youtube buffer issues, I dont know if it's connected but I haven't noticed any recently since switching to the html5 youtube - YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I used to have bad youtube buffer issues, I dont know if it's connected but I haven't noticed any recently since switching to the html5 youtube - YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
Sweet, ill try that. Tell you how it goes in a few.

EDIT: Ahh, It still dosnt buffer. I don't understand it. Ive noticed that every once in awhile, like 1/6 of the time, the video will buffer fine.
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29 Jul 2011   #4

7 ultimate x64
 
 

By freezing are you referring to the tab freezing or the streaming being interrupted? If it's streaming I remember similar issues were being experienced where I live by people who used a particular ISP, could be a connection issue on their side I guess if that's the case. Have you tried a different browser just to rule out the browser being the cause?
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29 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

is your flash updated to the latest version?
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29 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
By freezing are you referring to the tab freezing or the streaming being interrupted? If it's streaming I remember similar issues were being experienced where I live by people who used a particular ISP, could be a connection issue on their side I guess if that's the case. Have you tried a different browser just to rule out the browser being the cause?
By freezing i mean that the video catches up to what ive buffered so it stops to buffer more. I have the latest flash 10.3 and ive tried on IE9, Firefox5, and Chrome. Here's my speed test results if that helps for any reason.
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29 Jul 2011   #7

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I doubt flash would cause any problems with streaming and you already have the latest WHQL. Give this a shot, try watching any youtube vid through a proxy or Tor browser.
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29 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
I doubt flash would cause any problems with streaming and you already have the latest WHQL. Give this a shot, try watching any youtube vid through a proxy or Tor browser.
Sorry but i don't know how to watch a video though a proxy, what Tor browser is, or what me having the latest WHQL means. Lol
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29 Jul 2011   #9

 

A proxy lets the client use resources (For example, internet) from other servers. Try using UltraSurf.
I don't know what Tor is either though.
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29 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try it with the flash 11 Beta. If you do try it though, uninstall any other versions before.

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