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Old 22-02-2018, 09:32   #1
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Youtube streaming issues.

Can anyone tell me if they are having issues playing fullHD content on youtube?

I cannot play anything above 720p without it skipping and freezing etc.

Ive tried wired and wireless, also tried activating QOS and disabling it again, anything else i can try?
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Old 22-02-2018, 10:45   #2
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

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Can anyone tell me if they are having issues playing fullHD content on youtube?

I cannot play anything above 720p without it skipping and freezing etc.

Ive tried wired and wireless, also tried activating QOS and disabling it again, anything else i can try?
It's streaming fine for me here in Warrington
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Old 22-02-2018, 11:30   #3
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

Youtube has been acting oddly for weeks, sometimes I get an all white page with the video window open and playing. Filling-in the rest of the page content can take a couple of minutes.
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Old 22-02-2018, 12:10   #4
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

May be a coincidence but three weeks ago I moved from Sky (Max Fibre) and immediately noticed an increase in buffering on youtube. Not disastrous but definitely occurs more often and worse on HD content
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Old 22-02-2018, 14:18   #5
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

VM use transparent proxies that break stuff sometimes. I have had no issues since changing DNS servers and using my own router tho, with the VM hub in modem mode.
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Old 22-02-2018, 16:50   #6
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

yah, the last time I saw a big uproar about this (think it was 2016) it turned out it was a DNS issue because VM's dns directs you to VM's youtube cache which was experiencing issues at the time and if you were using google dns/anything else you got sent elsewhere. I have been using youtube loads over the last week and haven't had any probs.
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

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it turned out it was a DNS issue because VM's dns directs you to VM's youtube cache which was experiencing issues
Yeah, get your router on Quad9/Google DNS, do a /flushdns and it'll resolve most YouTube issues. I had constant issues until I figured this out.

That said, if you're using a SuperCrud, it'll be a case of doing it per-pc as they don't allow changes (funnily enough...)

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Old 22-02-2018, 21:34   #8
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That said, if you're using a SuperCrud, it'll be a case of doing it per-pc as they don't allow changes (funnily enough...)
and therein lies the problem
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Old 22-02-2018, 22:06   #9
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

Changed DNS, i wasnt using Virgins in the first place anyway and still an issue.
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Old 22-02-2018, 22:29   #10
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

C:\>nslookup www.youtube.com
Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address: 8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: youtube-ui.l.google.com
Addresses: 2a00:1450:4009:800::200e
172.217.23.14
172.217.23.46
216.58.201.14
216.58.201.46
216.58.212.78
216.58.212.110
216.58.213.110
216.58.204.14
216.58.206.46
216.58.206.78
216.58.208.174
216.58.198.174
216.58.210.46
216.58.204.46
216.58.206.110
Aliases: www.youtube.com

C:\>tracert www.youtube.com

Tracing route to youtube-ui.l.google.com [216.58.206.142]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms RT-AC68U-B930 [18.19.1.1]
2 14 ms 11 ms 10 ms 10.33.88.1
3 11 ms 18 ms 16 ms nott-core-2b-xe-130-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.255.214.173]
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 21 ms 20 ms 17 ms eislou2-ic-1-ae3-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.254.85.145]
6 21 ms 24 ms 20 ms 6-14-250-212.static.virginm.net [212.250.14.6]
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 20 ms 19 ms 22 ms 216.239.58.222
9 19 ms 39 ms 23 ms 216.239.56.195
10 17 ms 17 ms 15 ms lhr25s15-in-f14.1e100.net [216.58.206.142]

Trace complete.
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Old 23-02-2018, 21:46   #11
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

I'm having issues too, and I am using Google DNS. It seems to freeze alot while about 2 minutes into HD content.

I have tried Youtube on my backup connection and all is fine on that one (BT ADSL).
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Old 25-02-2018, 20:34   #12
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.

youtube is unusable for me tonight but I don't think it is youtube that is the issue. Just trying to load speedtest.net took about 10 seconds and each of the pages on this forum takes a few seconds to load as well. Something dodgy is a foot but surprisingly my speed test result does not reflect it:

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Do you have a thinkbroadband BQM monitor?
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Re: Youtube streaming issues.



I think this is the worst I have ever seen it and would explain why a game I was playing an hour ago was spazzing like mad
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