|View single post by GaCDBFan|
|Posted: Thu Sep 24th, 2009 01:59 am||
|This is about connection speeds as well as a tip for watching youtube type videos without them breaking up.
My computer geekiness is nowhere near what others may proclaim, so please bear with me.This one sounds like something happened to the speed and/or reliability of your internet connection. You can go test it by going to http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1, picking a test site near you, and comparing the speed you get with what the ISP says your speed is. I got 13 Mbit per second download and 2.6 Mbps upload speed on my Comcast connection here in Atlanta to a site about 80-100 miles away just now. If you aren't getting at least half of what they say you are getting, try another (different) test site, and if that agrees with the first, pester them to do something about your connection quality. They'll tell you that the speed isn't guaranteed, but you should be able to get a significant percentage of the speed.
There might also be something affecting the internet between you and the youtube servers, such as a major fiber optic cable being accidentally cut during construction, or getting damaged by a flood or lightning, etc. There is nothing you can do about that.
One thing you can do is start playing the video, then immediately pause it. You'll see the progress bar change color as the video continues to download and gets buffered. Once the entire progress bar changes color, you can play the whole video without break ups.
Last edited on Mon Nov 16th, 2009 02:49 pm by GaCDBFan
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