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  Reply # 302041 25-Feb-2010 12:35
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What makes you instaly assume it's TCL rate limiting YouTube?




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  Reply # 302046 25-Feb-2010 12:45
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Do you really have to ask after reading this thread ?

Unplug my network cable, plug in my Telcom XT mobile as a modem ... youtube goes faster.

Direct IE through a London based proxy server ... youtube goes faster.

I could go on but I think the number and caliber of people involved in these threads is more than enough on it's own.

Are you suggesting that someone at Google has spotted this thread and has put limits in place over night ? ...... haha .. that would be pretty cool if it were true !

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change from Telstra, it's the best I can get in CHCH. I sat here this morning downloading updates from IBM at 2.5Mb per second ...... you'll never hear me complain about that !

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  Reply # 302049 25-Feb-2010 12:49
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yeah, that hosts file list is really interesting.

I have access to servers in 52 offices around the world, so my plan is to lookup the IP addresses in countries near or close to where Telstra might have good pipes into NZ from.

Might even be able to find a server or two that Telstra doesn't limit. But I sure as hell won't post that information here !!!

Can anyone help me with a script to perform the lookups and dump them to a text file ? (or you guys gonna make me search google on how to do it ?)

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  Reply # 302056 25-Feb-2010 13:10
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As an aside, I've had no issues watching YouTube videos with the Flash player for the last couple of weeks. I'm on the 40GB plan and up until a couple of weeks ago I was having the same terrible buffering issues, but recently it's been all good. I can watch 720p videos with zero buffering. Not sure if there's something specific I did it fix it or whether I'm just lucky?



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  Reply # 302352 26-Feb-2010 01:23
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As some others have already reported on another post, great youtube speed tonight (flash based).

720p will play buffer free ... 1080p very very close to buffer free for me.

This is really positive ! Great stuff Telstra ! ... long may it continue ?




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Reply # 302481 26-Feb-2010 14:27
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Steve you are an absolute legend !




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  Reply # 302509 26-Feb-2010 16:01
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jamgol: As some others have already reported on another post, great youtube speed tonight (flash based).

720p will play buffer free ... 1080p very very close to buffer free for me.

This is really positive ! Great stuff Telstra ! ... long may it continue ?



Well I don't know about last night, but today, both with and without the hosts file modification, YouTube is running even worse than usual. 360p manages to stream only about 50% of the time, during which it'll only just stay ahead of the current time. 480p and above are unwatchable without pausing and waiting forever.



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  Reply # 302511 26-Feb-2010 16:04
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Yip, same here. 360p won't play for more than a second before re-buffering right now.

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