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So the last few months... for some reason or another, it's nearly impossible for me to watch any youtube videos. I am obviously watching for the most part during peak hours, because like everyone else... I work a similar schedule. I understand that there's additional stress on the servers and that's why things are slower... but for some reason, it takes upwards of 20 MINUTES!!! For an hour long video to get enough ahead for me to watch it without actually having it buffer for 2 to 3 minutes at a time. This does not mean that the whole thing loads completely either... it's still at like half way of loading.

I don't use anything other than a straight up installation of Chrome with ad-block plus and even on other browsers it's the same thing.

I experience this on another 3 PCs in my house and also when I'm at work. So this must be something that is affecting many others.

Is anyone else experiencing this? If I sit here and flick through the different quality modes constantly, it eventually seems to kick in and start fully loading the video. But still doing this can be around 10 minutes to get it to load on any quality.

Right now it's nearly impossible for me to watch any YT video, even at 240p it simply takes 5-15 minutes to load. Forget HD... it'll be hours for it to ever come on.

Here's a speed test of my speeds... so not an issue on my end. Whenever I REALLY want to watch a video, I'll do it on my phone even on 3G, it'll load in only 2 seconds and it's the same connected via my WIFI.


Edited by Derko1 - 2/17/13 at 9:34am
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Have you tried html5?
http://www.youtube.com/html5

Are you running some sort of firewall, or AV that tries to monitor your internet browsing?
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

Have you tried html5?
http://www.youtube.com/html5

Are you running some sort of firewall, or AV that tries to monitor your internet browsing?

I have. No difference, plus it only works on specific videos that support it.

I also do not use anything that monitors my internet... or av.
Edited by Derko1 - 2/17/13 at 11:05am
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I've had the same problem with youtube for the past couple days. I can't watch any video either because they load so slowly. I'm forced to watch videos on my Galaxy Nexus. Seems a lot of people are having this problem as well. There's a 9 page thread on google groups. http://productforums.google.com/d/topic/youtube/W9ME8NdYlYk/discussion
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Originally Posted by stimr2 View Post

I've had the same problem with youtube for the past couple days. I can't watch any video either because they load so slowly. I'm forced to watch videos on my Galaxy Nexus. Seems a lot of people are having this problem as well. There's a 9 page thread on google groups. http://productforums.google.com/d/topic/youtube/W9ME8NdYlYk/discussion


That's nuts! Most of those date to the time when I started having issues also and some have had issues since way before that. I just check once a day at this point to see if it will load up and then go to my phone to watch the vids. frown.gif

Something interesting to make sure that it's an issue on their end... I tried using a downloader to DL a vid and the speed seems to be capped at around 35-50 kb's per sec. Seems about right at the speed a vid is loading.
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post #6 of 18
i've experienced this crap as well.... never figured it out, chalked it up to youtube need moar tubes during peak time.. but yeah, it sucks confused.gif
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they're def messing around with something, I'm having the same issues and their service has been down for specific OS versions of BlackBerries.
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YT works fine for me just like it did for a long time.
     
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I mostly have this problem with my iPad. Much slower to load then in PC.
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post #10 of 18
I've had similar issues for the past few months as well. On FiOS 50/50. No other services are that bad, we normally have 2-3 machines running Netflix at any time with no problem so I know it's not a ISP/Streaming issue ( unless they're specifically targeting YouTube o.O; ), but YouTube has been mighty slow for some reason.
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