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dan_death

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YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« on: April 30, 2009, 12:19:49 am »
Ok, this is starting to get on my nerves, it's been happening for about two days now, every other video website works just fine, but YouTube videos are loading slow as hell. And yes, I have Googled this problem, and nothing seems to work.

It maybe because of the traffic on there, but is anybody else experiencing this? There have only been a few videos that load normally for me, while the rest take about 30 minutes to get a few seconds of viewing.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 12:25:43 am »
Well, I have the problem that some of them say 'error' or something like that, and have to refresh the page. Slow ones I have seen, but not as common as the 'error' ones, and not as slow as your case (have to wait like ten seconds in order to watch two or three seconds at a time).

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 12:30:31 am »
Hmm, well I haven't got any errors. The videos just load, really, really slow, sometimes they don't even load at all.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 12:31:30 am »
Youtube has been blocked here for a long time.
So I use a webproxy when necessary, but it is faster even than a direct connection(the drawback is javascript doesn't work).

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 12:40:19 am »
And I'm not sure if it'd be my internet connection, because even when my torrents are downloading, I can load videos on other websites normally.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 01:33:28 am »
What ISP do you use? Have you tried running traceroute and ping on the youtube video servers and statistically comparing them to other video servers?

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 01:35:13 am »
I have Qwest, and no I have not, heh.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 01:38:06 am »
The same thing has been happening to me for the exact same time period. It's been much less noticeable in the off hours than during peak times. I suspect al Qaeda has developed throttling capabilities.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 09:52:13 am »
Hmm, do you really live in washington? the same thing is happening to my friend, maybe it's only happening in the northwest? o.O

Anyways, I'll see what happens later in the day when I come back from school.
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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 07:14:17 pm »
Yep. Seattle.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 07:47:30 pm »
Oookaaay...still the same, but now I'm starting to get the 'error' thing that Acacia Sgt was talking about

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 03:59:22 pm »
It depends on the video type. I stick with low quality and it goes at a decent pace for me. AND I also get longer videos too.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 06:34:11 pm »
It depends on the video type. I stick with low quality and it goes at a decent pace for me. AND I also get longer videos too.

In my case it doesn't. It doesn't matter what the video type is, it loads it really really slow, or doesn't load at all. And...it's still doing it today.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 07:13:15 pm »
I've been getting the exact same thing.  Starting to annoy the hell out of me.

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Re: YouTube videos loading REALLY slow..
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 08:34:34 pm »
That hasn't happened to me, but sometimes (like, half the time) a video says 'This video has been removed by the user' or 'this video has been taken off Youtube' and I know damn well it hasn't because I just uploaded it, so I have to wait a week or add high quality to it.

Maybe Youtube is starting to Implode upon itself.