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lostgoat

join:2010-06-16
reply to HKPolice

Re: [Cable] Youtube lags at night still, upgrade cache servers?

Just a quick observation. I was watching a video just now and it kept buffering at 1080p. I ran a speedtest and it showed 20Mbps down, though 20 is not the full 28 I usually get, it should be enough to stream. So I decided to try loading the video in a different browser and:

My browser is Firefox and I have quite a bit of plugins loaded in it. I started playing the video in Chrome in a window right next to it and it loaded perfectly. Also tried IE and it loaded fine there too.

I then tested firefox with no plugins and it loaded fine, but what makes this completely inconclusive is that I restarted firefox again to load the plugins and the video loaded ok.

Just something I wanted to throw this out there to see if everyone that is experiencing this problem is also using Firefox with lots of add-ons.


JMJimmy

join:2008-07-23

I honestly think it's an issue with Flash. That and Google's bandwidth conservation for YouTube has really put a damper on things.


eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14

nope for me with my custom html5 youtube plugin still loading slowly



rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to JMJimmy

I thought YT was all HTML5 now, that's why Google dropped Flash from Android?


BrianON

join:2011-09-30
Ottawa, ON
Reviews:
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said by rodjames:

I thought YT was all HTML5 now, that's why Google dropped Flash from Android?

There is a codec war for HTML5 video between H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (proprietary) and Theora/WebM (free). Some browsers support one but not the other with only a few supporting both.


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON

Thanks!