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Genfres

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#90521 23-Sep-2011 09:46
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Hi Guys,

Does anyone experience slow speeds when watching video streams such as justin?
It seems that whatever quality the video stream is, lag develops after watching the stream for a while. This is random in times, but I usually watch streams during afternoons and evenings. I don't experience similar problems on youtube.
Usually what occurs is for 1-2mins the video will be fine, and then the video will pause for 10-20 seconds. I have tried this on my partners laptop and also with different streaming sites and the issue reoccurs often enough for it to be annoying.
The main question thats on my mind, is that is Vodafone limiting my speed to these video streams? Is that even possible?
If you guys know anything about my problem or watching video streams in general your help will be much appreciated.


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stevenz
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  #524902 23-Sep-2011 09:51
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I have the same problem with Telecom. I can usually download files at >1MB/sec, but video streaming from YouTube is frequently very buffery. I suspect it's the server(s) YouTube uses to serve data to NZ. (Disclaimer: I don't have a clue in such matters).




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  #524910 23-Sep-2011 10:08
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Are you testing via a wired or wireless connection? if you're using wireless try a wired connection.

 
 
 
 


Genfres

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  #524911 23-Sep-2011 10:08
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Thanks for your reply.
I notice with you tube I get higher speeds compared to other streaming sites actually.
Could it be that we are just a small remote island separated from the rest of the worlds internet.

Edit: We use wireless but no difference with wired connections.

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  #524948 23-Sep-2011 11:03
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I watch Twit live on Justin.tv and sometimes Ustream, ustream tends to just stop and stutter all the time, justin tends to be fairly consistant, half the time on Ustream the net just stops, untill you refresh, it's so freakin annoying. Yes i'm on VF too. Youtube for the most part is very consistent, even 720P tends to load quicker than it's playing :)




 

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  #524984 23-Sep-2011 12:11
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on telecom. Youtube works fine, even on 1080 (dloads fater than the video plays)
Justin TV also works fine for me, although I don't use it very much, only for the occaisional starcraft stream

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  #524997 23-Sep-2011 12:37
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Are you using your ISP's DNS servers? And not 3rd party DNS servers such as Google or OpenDNS?


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  #525071 23-Sep-2011 15:33
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Thanks for the replies.
It sounds like we have a similar problem brandon.
Im using the default ISP DNS server settings.

 
 
 
 


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  #525110 23-Sep-2011 16:47
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Youtube does provide youtube.com/my_speed which seems to think VF is slightly above average. It also has a test video which shows you a live current rate of streaming.

I tried the youtube speed test on our test comp and got 17Mbit which is just under its sync rate on a Red Net work connection. Office connection showed about 76Mbit. I cannot get it to work on my phone however :(




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