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Master Geek


#171432 17-Apr-2015 20:09
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Last few nights Ive noticed constant buffering of twitch tv streams and even youtube and liveleak seem to buffer as well, im just wondering is there routing issues going on somewhere and has anyone else come across these issues, i can tell something is up with twitch as most of the streams thumbnails don't even load.

 

 


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Wannabe Geek


  #1286606 17-Apr-2015 23:39
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I hear ya, I'm on Spark VDSL and I was just about to sit down and relax with some Twitch but it stops and buffers constantly. This seems to be happening more and more as of late.

My solution? Fire up a VPN and Twitch works great. No buffering at all on Source quality.

My guess is Spark's HTTP proxy is causing more issues again.





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Master Geek


  #1286661 18-Apr-2015 08:43
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Yeah im on ADSL, yeah been thinking about a vpn could you suggest a good one and cheap.

 
 
 
 


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  #1286705 18-Apr-2015 09:44
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hey i had same issue it was horrible but i found this works use the cmd command download vlc player

and the other things they say in the video and it really works!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_hOhMbGic




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Master Geek


  #1286779 18-Apr-2015 12:23
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equilor11: hey i had same issue it was horrible but i found this works use the cmd command download vlc player

and the other things they say in the video and it really works!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_hOhMbGic

 

 

 

Yeah ive been using that for months livestreamer or tardsplaya, i swapped to tardsplaya since they updated it and it doesnt crash as often as it used to,but since Wednesday twitch is just slow even using the media players they start off ok then suddenly its like traffic stops.

 

 

 

Watched Hitbox streaming site with no issues, its just twitch.

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  #1287234 19-Apr-2015 15:14
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Just add my  + 1 on this issue.
Using Spark 30Mbps Fibre in Wellington - Twitch.tv has worked great for me for ~3 months and this issue seems to have started a few weeks ago.
Used to be able to consistently stream High/Source quality and now even Low/Medium buffers for me.

 

Be great if someone from Spark could do some testing and confirm it is it anything they can fix.

 

 

 

 

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  #1287250 19-Apr-2015 15:45
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Spoke to our son this morning about this. He's experiencing problems also. According to him, he used to have no trouble on the medium setting on a monitor off to the side while he does dev stuff or play games, and now it's almost totally unviewable at the lowest setting even if it's the only thing running. No trouble with streaming Netflix or anything else.

Not sure if it's just the one ISP or not but we're on Spark VDSL in Auckland




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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Ultimate Geek


  #1287267 19-Apr-2015 16:06
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On Spark ADSL (10 mbit) in Dunedin and haven't had an issue with it on High (Source is hit and miss if it will play). 

 
 
 
 


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  #1287363 19-Apr-2015 18:28
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Starkey:
equilor11: hey i had same issue it was horrible but i found this works use the cmd command download vlc player

and the other things they say in the video and it really works!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_hOhMbGic

Yeah ive been using that for months livestreamer or tardsplaya, i swapped to tardsplaya since they updated it and it doesnt crash as often as it used to,but since Wednesday twitch is just slow even using the media players they start off ok then suddenly its like traffic stops. Watched Hitbox streaming site with no issues, its just twitch.
i cant watch streams without that way, it lags sometimes on my wifi connection [but its through my phone] but on normal wifi thats the best way other wise its unbearable to watch streams on twitch, the lag is horrible.



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Master Geek


  #1287638 20-Apr-2015 11:10
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I think i fixed my issue all i did was Flush my dns and now all streams ive tested this morning seem to be buffer free even source mode.

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Uber Geek


  #1287652 20-Apr-2015 11:55
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Have been having issues watching anything above medium for a while - 100Mbps Fibre in AKL.

Will test again tonight, otherwise might be VPN time.

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  #1288077 20-Apr-2015 20:24
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don't know if it's a coincedence but twitch is awesome atm - source everything no issue.



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Master Geek


  #1288088 20-Apr-2015 20:39
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wasabi2k: don't know if it's a coincedence but twitch is awesome atm - source everything no issue.

 

 

mine work fine until around 8pm now every stream buffers to the point the stream completely stops and i have no data

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Ultimate Geek


  #1288099 20-Apr-2015 21:01
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Hasn't worked for me in years. Don't really bother trying much these days as every time I do try it buffers non stop.

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  #1288102 20-Apr-2015 21:02
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got examples of ones that are not working as expected?



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Master Geek


  #1288106 20-Apr-2015 21:10
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www.twitch.tv/notmes i used to be able to watch him in source via livestreamer not a problem now all i get is chunk errors because the connection cant keep up, even in high quality it does the same.

[stream.hls][error] Failed to open segment 1506: Unable to open URL: http://vide o21.sfo01.hls.ttvnw.net/hls-4e4a44/notmes_14083619504_233589096/chunked/index-00 00001506-3DcI.ts (404 Client Error: Not Found) i get crapload of these errors and the stream loops

Checked my router and noticed i got like 6000+ FEC downstream errors dunno if that makes any difference

 

 

 

 

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