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#270169 26-Apr-2020 16:45
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Please can someone with a 100/20 2D fibre connection go to https://nos.nl/ (it's a Dutch news site) browse to a few articles and play some video clips within the items, then let me know what the user experience is like.

 

Reason for asking is that I'm currently on Vodafone fibre and, although sometimes it's better than others, it often loads like I'm on dial up (I'm not exaggerating) and the videos buffer and pause constantly.  It's not unusual for it to take 5 minutes to play a 45 second clip.

 

I'm thinking of switching providers to 2Degrees and the ability to use this website comfortably is one of the determining factors.

 

Many thanks!





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  #2471670 26-Apr-2020 17:10
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I am on 2d fibre 100/20 and videos play in seconds and zero buffering the only issue I found was I can't understand what they are saying

 

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  #2471671 26-Apr-2020 17:12
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Oh just watched Trump I could understand him dribble on about something!

 

Edit: Just started a video under sport and was over 4 minutes long and no issues what so ever


 
 
 
 


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  #2471677 26-Apr-2020 17:27
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Hi @floydbloke,

 

I drifted away from Dutch news a long time ago but I used to watch NOS all the time and never had an issue with it. I'm not on fibre or Vodafone but I just took a look and it works fine for me. I watched a fair bit of the last episode of Het Journaal without any problem. One thing I did notice is they have changed their set-up and I could only get videos to play on their NPO/Start page, which is what they advise. On the NOS/NL page the videos are there but I get errors and lock-ups and nothing plays. I suspect your problem is not the fibre connection. Try NPOstart.nl and see if it works any better for you. 

 

 





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  #2471688 26-Apr-2020 17:50
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Im with 2 Degrees.. but on their 900/400 plan. Im assuming logicaly that the routing etc is the same.. Video etc working fine for me.. 

 

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  #2471706 26-Apr-2020 18:33
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Thanks everyone, much appreciated.  Looks like a move to 2D might be on the horizon (just need to work out some voice-call facilities and plans that work for Mrs. Floyd )

 

Rikkitic:

 

.... On the NOS/NL page the videos are there but I get errors and lock-ups and nothing plays. I suspect your problem is not the fibre connection. Try NPOstart.nl and see if it works any better for you. ..

 

 

Thanks @Rikktic.  I suspect it is a VF routing/peering type thing as other posters here have success on 2D and everything on the site loads really slowly for me.  I put a similar request on the VF thread a few months ago and other VF customers suffered the same issues as me.  I did try the NPOStart site though and that is really sluggish for me too.





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