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Topic # 119269 26-May-2013 18:44 Send private message

Hey guys,

I'm using Telstra's residential WarpSpeed cable service in Wellington, and the speed tests all max at about 99Mbps (even had it pushed to 105 on one occasion). Torrents go very well normally, and I've got no trouble with most servers. YouTube, however, is bloody slow. Most videos, even on low quality, take forever to load and cannot be watched in real time. Is Telstra routed to the CDN in some funny way? Similar to what CityLink does by routing Telstra's traffic through the US? Your thoughts appreciated guys.

Cheers,
James

Edit: Also, it has been like this for months.

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  Reply # 825656 26-May-2013 18:50 Send private message

I have seen this reported on here a number of times, think its a Telstra fault. Apparently if you go to the Australian Youtube site it works fine.





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  Reply # 825658 26-May-2013 18:57 Send private message

Please give me one link so I can test. YouTube have been having some problems but nothing I noticed in the last few days.

And just to start the ball rolling, are you using the TelstraClear DNS, right?

--- 203.97.78.43
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  Reply # 825682 26-May-2013 19:31 Send private message

Yep using Telstra's DNS servers. Here's one link that loads at about 160KB/sec max for me at 720p. It's not enough to play flawlessly. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=s8ykekip_AM



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  Reply # 825685 26-May-2013 19:38 Send private message

Thanks... The buffer seems to be going well ahead for me and playback (720)  is ok:



Are you connected via WiFi or ethernet?




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  Reply # 825686 26-May-2013 19:38 Send private message

Just tried your link above and 1080p is stop, start with lots of buffering every 4-6 sec.
720p works fine with no problems.

I am on Vodafone's Light Speed plan & using the above DNS servers.

Edit: Tested on wired and wireless

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  Reply # 825689 26-May-2013 19:42 Send private message

Just tried 1080 and it played ok for me... Perhaps it's now in the local cache server?







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  Reply # 825691 26-May-2013 19:46 Send private message

Yup. Also working fine for me as well now.

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  Reply # 825844 27-May-2013 09:21 One person supports this post Send private message

I subscribe to a bunch of YouTube channels.  I have found that the more popular channels will be in the local cache and stream fast.  However, if I go to Make Magazine's channel, or anything older than 2 weeks on the less popular channels, it's stall city.  

I believe the behaviour you're seeing here reflects the video being cached.  Stutters on first play, then is fine when tested a second time.  It could mean that the link between the cache and youtube proper isn't fat enough.

If you want something which is consistently slow, try watching movie trailers on AppleTV.  Eeek!

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  Reply # 825865 27-May-2013 10:01 Send private message

Yep totally, popular videos are ok - less popular ones are terrible. TelstraClear/Vodafone need to sort this out.

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  Reply # 825890 27-May-2013 10:51 Send private message

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/468148/1/







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  Reply # 825892 27-May-2013 10:54 Send private message

Thanks mate - clearly I'm not the only one!

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  Reply # 826789 28-May-2013 08:42 Send private message

telstraclear seem to be doing some weird thing with high pings to australia, maybe return traffic going via the US.. (200msec+)  forward traffic looks like it goes via vodafone (well it actually says ihug)

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  Reply # 827111 28-May-2013 15:21 Send private message

Yep agree - I am on Voda Cable (ex TCL) in Chch - running very poorly today on many sites, including Stuff, Metservice, Yahoo and Trademe. Some weird routing and or peering linking going on since VF took over TCL I think with performance levels dropping off at times.

I cannot get many sites to respond in a timely way when pulling up their NZ URL, but if I connect to them via a VPN server in Sydney they run much better, which points to ISP/server connection linking and or routing issues and not pipe bandwidth over-subscription I suspect!  My 5 cents worth, VF need to lift their game here with their links I think....!

Cheers

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  Reply # 827167 28-May-2013 16:23 Send private message

Thanks we are doing further investigations now to see if we can find the root cause of the issue,

Will keep this thread updated

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  Reply # 827184 28-May-2013 16:42 Send private message

Stix: Yep agree - I am on Voda Cable (ex TCL) in Chch - running very poorly today on many sites, including Stuff, Metservice, Yahoo and Trademe. Some weird routing and or peering linking going on since VF took over TCL I think with performance levels dropping off at times.

I cannot get many sites to respond in a timely way when pulling up their NZ URL, but if I connect to them via a VPN server in Sydney they run much better, which points to ISP/server connection linking and or routing issues and not pipe bandwidth over-subscription I suspect!  My 5 cents worth, VF need to lift their game here with their links I think....!

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weird thing is that there is only minor packet loss with ping plotter.  but web pages in nz just don't load ,and a whole lot of international ones too.  geekzone's been going on and offline and has stupid high pings.

they must be doing some kind of magic/witchcraft.

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