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# 77094 10-Feb-2011 21:58
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Hey guys,
As of late i've been having a horrible youtube experience to the point where all videos are unwatchable.
It happens at anytime of the day.

I go to youtube > search a video > click on the link > video loads about 1 quarter (looking at the red bar) , then the red bar suddenly goes ZAP to the finish line so one would think its FULLY buffered. .... > so i play it, and ............It got stuck right where the Zap started.

I tried several browsers, i tried resetting my modem for a few minutes. SAME ISSUE.

Can anyone help me ??

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  # 438058 10-Feb-2011 23:12
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not sure but when that happens to me i find for some reason that the Work offline has been turned on, in firefox its under file and it will have a tick beside it i just click on it and you tube will work again




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  # 438079 11-Feb-2011 00:58
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Yep, that's been happening to me for several months now.  Intermittently, various times of the day and it doesn't matter which browser.

Only happens with Slingshot - if I switch at that same moment to a 3G connection then the vid will load fine.

 
 
 
 


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  # 438388 11-Feb-2011 18:13
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This subject is getting old, there are so many topics now on SS performance issues, especially with streaming media. Join the queue of the disappointed buddy, and take a number ;)




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  # 438395 11-Feb-2011 18:20
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The only way I have been able to get the rest to load when that happens is to change the resolution and then change it back so it restarts the download from that point.

Its crazy that this crap is still happening.




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  # 438470 11-Feb-2011 23:04
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In the past I've found issues like this being to do with a browser's cache- not saying it is but have you tried emptying it or expanding it's space (or checking you have free space)?

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  # 438486 12-Feb-2011 00:32
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Its too consisitant with time of day to be browser cache related. Peak times and it does it, I was trying to watch the most recent hak 5 video and it did it 6 times - sometimes coming from the cache, sometimes coming from the google url.




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  # 438510 12-Feb-2011 08:22
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richms: Its too consisitant with time of day to be browser cache related. Peak times and it does it, I was trying to watch the most recent hak 5 video and it did it 6 times - sometimes coming from the cache, sometimes coming from the google url.


What he said !!

I've tried again and it turns out it only happens in the evening and nighttime.

Morning probably 1 or 2 times, but very minor , sometimes none at all.

DAMN U SLINGSHOT! JUST ANOTHER ssI HV TO DEAL WITH! 

 
 
 
 


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  # 438588 12-Feb-2011 14:13
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valtam: This subject is getting old, there are so many topics now on SS performance issues, especially with streaming media. Join the queue of the disappointed buddy, and take a number ;)


I'm number 2475248024520472472 in the queue. No pushing in the front - sheesh some people.

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