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Topic # 56929 28-Jan-2010 18:27
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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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  Reply # 294110 28-Jan-2010 20:37
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It depends heavily on the size and quality of the video stream ie: the bandwidth rate required.

What video were you trying to watch?

Have you considered changing to ISP that is well known to have enough shared capacity for good performance for the number and types of customers they have?

For example: Maxnet or Telecom (regular plan, not Big Time)



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  Reply # 294124 28-Jan-2010 21:21
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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.

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  Reply # 294254 29-Jan-2010 09:12
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I watched the entire keynote via high quality quicktime streaming from Apple yesterday afternoon, with only a couple of minor stutters. I'm on Xnet fusion and I pay per GB.




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  Reply # 294279 29-Jan-2010 11:01
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I tried to watch the Apple Keynote on High, Medium, Low and all 3 broke. Xnet.

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  Reply # 294315 29-Jan-2010 12:45
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Download it and watch: http://movies.apple.com/datapu... (1GB Download)

But it is coming off Xnet Akamai server too so its free data :)

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  Reply # 294337 29-Jan-2010 14:13
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I actually watched it live in the office (i'm always in early) on a laptop running off a wag310 standard dsl connection and it was fine... A couple of small blips but nothing major




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  Reply # 294399 29-Jan-2010 17:03
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Perhaps local exchange backhaul congestion then, given he had speed problems with other ISP's too?

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  Reply # 294691 30-Jan-2010 19:11
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I cant even watch a basic 600kbit ustream on mums xnet connection. Its a total joke! Flatmates xnet naked dsl is just as bad.

IMO its unusable, but trying to get mum to change is pretty hard.




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  Reply # 294702 30-Jan-2010 19:54
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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).




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  Reply # 294708 30-Jan-2010 20:22
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what bitrate youtube are you watching ok? I was just able to play some 360p ones ok, but a 720 was a fail, and ustream is still a fail.

Seen bigtime work better. That says something.




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  Reply # 294724 30-Jan-2010 20:57
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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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