I have never been able to watch streamed live video (not the type you can pause and let download like YouTube, but live) on Xnet. Hell - I remember watching this type of video back on dialup and it sometimes worked then back in the early 2000's. Why not ever on Xnet's network with a fullspeed up and down plan? Not that just Xnet are crap - Actrix and Orcon were almost as bad. Is it just being in NZ that prevents any live streamed video from ever downloading fast enough to keep up with playback? *shkes head*
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What stream were you watching? The main feed out of the presentation was provided by Leo Laporte from TWiT. I had no problems with the stream itself from ustream but the source feed which was presumably over WiFi or 3G did drop and stutter quite a lot.
20:00 and no problem watching YouTube, buffers about 3x faster than playing. XNet Fusion, Pakuranga exchange, Auckland. It has steadily improved for me from December. For about 2 years it did stutter if you do not let it buffer, seems good now (on my exchange).
Right now watching an HD video in 720 the buffering is a fraction slower than playback, but really is just a fraction. Have no idea what the bitrate on this video is, it is not shown. Usually I watch in low resolution, this test was actually my first HD YouTube video. Don't see the point watching HD home videos.
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