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Youtube slowness.

Anyone else having issues with Youtube being really slow lately. I got a 24mbs download and I can have serious issues with even caching a 360 stream from YT. I mean, YT never been particularly fast. But I used to be able to watch 720HD at least.

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I always used to blame this on the inconsistent/crappy download rates of my faulty internet connection. But lately, with everything working as it should, I too continue to experience slow loading times of SD videos from time to time. If not most of the time.

I'm looking forward to learning of a fix, if there is one.

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I've often seen Youtube being slower than "it should be", there's something on its end that's got nothing to do with your internet connection.

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I have a 4.5mb connection and have never had any issues with streaming YT videos, even 1080p.

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@Jodwin. Yeah, it's always been the (to me) definitely slowest video site around. Which makes me kind of wonder what made it so popular to begin with.

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It's horribly inconsistent to say the very least. Sometimes even on the shared internet of the university I can load up multiple 720p and 1080p videos at once and be able to watch the first one while the others load, others I leave it loading for over an hour for one 1080p video(that isn't even at a particularly high bitrate based on the amount of artifacts in the video) and it isn't even half done by the time I get back to watch it. I've also had cases where I finish downloading a file from somewhere else at 360 kb/s or up to 1.1 mb/s, then go to load a 4:3 480p video and have it load like I was running dialup. They could use some server upgrades.

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In those cases I let some link parser like JDownloader handle the shit for me and store the flv permanently in my HD, for huge win. Sieg heil!

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