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# 127249 3-Aug-2013 22:25
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As the title says I've been getting terrible youtube performance and other than the new youtube player pissing me off with the auto detail selector being twitchier than a drug addict in withdrawal, I cannot for the life of me watch a video in anything higher than 240p without it stopping to buffer.

Now correct me if i'm wrong but snap has a youtube cache for their unmetered youtube(which I'm paying for).

Up until some time this year I was perfectly fine with 480p though I could and would on occasion watch in 720p with no problems.

 

I'm looking into multiple fronts and trying to get to my flatmates PCs to look if they have any 'bandwidth intensive' programs going all the time (but I doubt it because gaming is unaffected) so any invercargill responses would help with narrowing my search before I bother with the call centre

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  # 871438 3-Aug-2013 22:45
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the youtube cache sometimes acts up, generally, refresh the page and it will hit the cache and come at line speed.

myself, im sitting here watching 1080P videos perfectly fine..




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  # 871453 3-Aug-2013 23:19
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doesn't help, it used to but its not for this issue

 
 
 
 


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  # 871496 4-Aug-2013 08:48
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I've recently experienced very poor YT performance as well. I'm in Wellington on a fibre connection with no one else online.

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  # 871515 4-Aug-2013 10:12
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I have been watching 720/1080p videos quite a bit recently and have noticed no issue apart from when I am hammering my media server with transfers.

Auckland, Snap ADSL.




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  # 871551 4-Aug-2013 12:46
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No problems here (1080p+) with youtube in auckland, snap vdsl (with unlimited YT addon)

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  # 871554 4-Aug-2013 12:55
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Oh forgot I have the unlimted youtube option too.




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  # 871562 4-Aug-2013 13:33
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checked on my modem, the dns's whois results definitely say snap, though that may not be what you mean

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  # 871563 4-Aug-2013 13:43
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aionwannabe: checked on my modem, the dns's whois results definitely say snap, though that may not be what you mean


What about on the PC as that overrides whatever your modem hands out



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  # 871568 4-Aug-2013 13:56
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that one is just 192.168.1.1 which I assume means the modem

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  # 871590 4-Aug-2013 15:27
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aionwannabe: that one is just 192.168.1.1 which I assume means the modem


That should be fine then, unless the DNS service on the modem/router has crashed

Have you tried turning it off and on again? No seriously have you?

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  # 871594 4-Aug-2013 15:37
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Brighton, Otago here. No issues with YouTube here at this stage.




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  # 871617 4-Aug-2013 16:43
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Mine is OK now.



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  # 871674 4-Aug-2013 19:27
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yes seems to have cleared up.. so perhaps it was a known issue?



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  # 873466 7-Aug-2013 20:04
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no, okay there is definitely something which affects youtube and HTTP

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