Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
283 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #282452 14-Dec-2009 19:39
Send private message

Youtube been on and off bad for the last month for me in Christchurch. Could be youtube though as sometimes the clip is really slow, then the next clip seems ok. In general though, the HD clips won't stream without buffering.

1200 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #282468 14-Dec-2009 20:39
Send private message


Out of interest has anyone done tracert's to the youtube servers on TelstraClear, do they route locally to the google cache on xtra or is New Zealand's fubar'ed peering policy still going strong and we are tromboning traffic internationally.

I will have a long hard chuckle if TelstraClear now have to route youtube internationally even though there's a big fat cache in NZ because they 'depeered' from the NZ internet backbone.




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

 
 
 
 


283 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #282469 14-Dec-2009 20:48
Send private message

Just did a traceroute to one of the servers I was watching a video from:

traceroute v10.lscache6.c.youtube.com
traceroute to v10.lscache6.l.google.com (74.125.103.84), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 dd-wrt (192.168.1.1) 2.131 ms 1.084 ms 2.400 ms
2 121-73-99-1.cable.telstraclear.net (121.73.99.1) 16.508 ms 24.362 ms 25.784 ms
3 * * *
4 ie1-g-0-0-0.telstraclear.net (203.98.50.1) 24.303 ms 31.808 ms 23.866 ms
5 ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net (203.98.50.251) 25.414 ms 26.989 ms 24.582 ms
6 203.167.233.10 (203.167.233.10) 25.320 ms 27.962 ms 25.787 ms
7 i-14-1-0.wil-core02.bx.reach.com (202.84.141.21) 178.574 ms 150.710 ms 152.204 ms
8 i-1-2.tlot03.bi.reach.com (202.84.251.238) 155.153 ms 158.507 ms 163.105 ms
9 72.14.197.53 (72.14.197.53) 160.532 ms 162.069 ms 162.173 ms
10 216.239.43.14 (216.239.43.14) 153.874 ms * 155.170 ms
11 72.14.238.130 (72.14.238.130) 166.397 ms
209.85.249.226 (209.85.249.226) 199.493 ms 170.903 ms
12 209.85.240.230 (209.85.240.230) 166.873 ms 162.351 ms
72.14.239.253 (72.14.239.253) 165.143 ms
13 * * *
14 74.125.103.84 (74.125.103.84) 163.247 ms 167.096 ms 166.939 ms

2195 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #282481 14-Dec-2009 21:47
Send private message

I'm just testing with my own caching DNS server to see if it makes any difference.... I doubt it will, but it's worth a try!




I hate you.


71 posts

Master Geek


  #282486 14-Dec-2009 22:21
Send private message

I am totally over this. Takes minutes to load 30 seconds of a YouTube video.

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #282497 14-Dec-2009 23:19
Send private message

Is it with ALL youtube clips or just some of them?

I have noticed a general slowdown in youtube for all providers that are not cached recently including the work connection which was buffering endlessly today.

Uncached on Bigtime plan it's buffering badly too but when refreshed it's playing fine.

v8.cache2.c.youtube.com - before caching it
v16.lscache1.c.youtube.com - after caching it

v3.cache6.c.youtube.com - before
v19.lscache2.c.youtube.com - after

video was "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVDE-6TtmFQ&fmt=18" a tutorial on how to make an old ti 99 computer speak, yes probably super retro and boring to most of you!

167 posts

Master Geek


  #282509 15-Dec-2009 03:01
Send private message

Okay what's up with this? Right now is an example of youtube loading way too slow; I have to pause it if I want to watch it smoothly. But instead of doing that, I enabled VPN and then youtube loads perfectly?

 
 
 
 


784 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #282649 15-Dec-2009 12:39
Send private message

Ive had international issues(gaming) for a few weeks now which include youtube. All I can put it down to is TCL throttling international bandwidth to increase profits or we are getting congestion again.

I rang the call centre and was confronted by an obnoxius CSR who was full of knowledge that it was my issue. So I gave up. Moving house in a few months so will ditch TCL if it hasnt improved.

6904 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #282665 15-Dec-2009 13:04
Send private message

Gaming (World of Warcraft) has been consistently playable for me since 2004 (other than a couple of issues earlier this year that put my latency in the thousands every night for a week or so - thankfully not during proper raids!)

D.W

579 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #282921 15-Dec-2009 21:04
Send private message

have been having these issues a few months but never really took notice until I streamed at someone elses house on DSL and it was much faster.

10Mbit Cable in Chch.

Have found one workaround in the meantime is to browse youtube via a proxy, have just used random ones off free proxy lists and can more or less stream non HD smoothly (limited by the proxy speed).

82 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #283019 16-Dec-2009 08:32
Send private message

Its not just telstraclear, I have the same problem with vodafone DSL in Christchurch after about 7pm any evening.. takes over an hour to download a 5 minute youtube vid..

pretty sad, probably find the problem is just too much data from all the users of internet at that time trying to get their data through a tiny pipe..





Phone: Google Nexus 1 , stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 Self Rooted.



BDFL - Memuneh
65625 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #283020 16-Dec-2009 08:39
Send private message


BDFL - Memuneh
65625 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #283021 16-Dec-2009 08:41
Send private message

Actually folks, I am going to lock this thread - please follow up any replies to the existing (and older) discussion on YouTube problems on TelstraClear.




1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55


Vodafone launches innovation initiatives to help businesses use 5G
Posted 26-Feb-2020 05:00


Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM brings massive sound and extreme bass
Posted 25-Feb-2020 09:00


Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.