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Topic # 53421 10-Dec-2009 20:44

Seems so as I just saw a clip download at 617 kB/sec!    Started at 400 and just got faster and faster.
Good job Telecom! 

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  Reply # 281347 10-Dec-2009 23:49
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Caching is great, YouTube clips on Orcon even with their free promotion deal downloads at 1.5mbps. :D

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  Reply # 281359 11-Dec-2009 01:11
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Speaking of youtube, this is the best clip i've ever watched. Respect.

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  Reply # 281382 11-Dec-2009 04:06
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4am on TelstraClear cable and I can't even watch that without buffering!



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  Reply # 281640 11-Dec-2009 20:57

Awesome clip. I use Keepvid at keepvid.com coz I have same problem most of the time.

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  Reply # 281656 11-Dec-2009 22:48
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amiga500: Seems so as I just saw a clip download at 617 kB/sec!    Started at 400 and just got faster and faster.
Good job Telecom! 


Google have youtube cache servers in Telecom data centres in NZ, so if it's in the local cache your youtube will come down (from my experience) at your ADSL line speeds. My HD youtube comes down 4x faster than watching it.

We have both Big Time and a Telstra Clear connection at work and the TC connection always buffers youtube.

If you see the server it's connecting to and do a tracert you will find a lot of ISP's in NZ have to route to overseas links for youtube traffic.




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  Reply # 281979 13-Dec-2009 17:28
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A great tip for youtubing on Telecom.

If you happen to hit a clip that is loading painfully slow (presumably not cached because you are the first person in NZ to watch it), just wait about 5 seconds and refresh the page. It will now load fast.

No idea why this works, but it does. (at least it has worked for me every time so far)

I can't take credit for discovering this - I read it on a forum, possibly this one.

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  Reply # 282579 15-Dec-2009 10:38
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Too bad nobody listens to 80's-90's rap in NZ xD.

Does this local Utube cache thing go towards monthly bandwidth?

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