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Topic # 223119 13-Sep-2017 18:54
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We're on spark Fribe Max, and I've noticed he last couple of weeks that Netflix takes a long time to start splaying an episode recently, and YouTube often stops and buffers part way through a video. Previously he were both more or less instant with no buffering. Has anyone else noticed similar?

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  Reply # 1864771 13-Sep-2017 21:10
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got examples of the youtube clips?

 

havent noticed anything on my spark VDSL connecion


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  Reply # 1864778 13-Sep-2017 21:21
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Examples would definitely be required.

 

 

 

also would be helpful to provide the node information for netflix (i forget the command to make it show) along with youtube (http://redirector.c.youtube.com/report_mapping )

 

I personally have seen no issues.





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  Reply # 1864816 13-Sep-2017 22:43
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Are you using the Spark DNS or 3rd party?

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  Reply # 1864977 14-Sep-2017 09:12
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Ditto with our spark connection and Netflix.  Though ours isn't a max speed connection performance has definitely dropped off.

 

For example I watched the Fistful of Dollars trilogy over the weekend on Netflix - all slow to start.

 

They are old movies so I was expecting poor resolution, but the pictures were very blocky at times.

 

This is via Chromecast over 2.4GHz wifi.





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  Reply # 1864983 14-Sep-2017 09:27
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The youtube report mapping returns this: 222.153.156.226 => tnz-akl3 (222.153.152.0/21)

 

I'm watching on an LG TV on 5 GHz wifi.

 

With Netflix the buffering animation staggers through the percentages until it finally reaches 100, taking several seconds. Previously you'd only see if for half a second or so. This seems to happen on old low definition titles as well as new HD or 4K ones. YouTube is a similar experience - buffering circle for a few seconds before the video plays, but then sometimes stopping part way through to buffer some more. It doesn't seem to be video specific, it happens with all titles. 

 

 

 

I'm using Spark DNS


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  Reply # 1864990 14-Sep-2017 09:35
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ah good point
Is this via wifi or chromecast .
If so, try via network cable .

 

For me, geting Youtube slowdowns just happens every now & then


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