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profane

join:2010-10-10

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reply to HelpPlz

Re: Youtube sucks for me

Ok so, I download that Fiddler app and ran it while testing both slow and fast loading videos from youtube.

The first one is from the video that take ages to load/buffer and the second line is from the one that actually works. Notice the word "Throttle" in first line.

http://r15---sn-q4f7dnez.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?algorithm=throttle-factor&burst=40
http://r4---sn-q4f7dnel.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?
 

Btw, these were directly copied from within Fiddler and are originally MUCH longer. If you need or want the rest, let me know.

Oh and I'm on U-verse 24/3


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reply to Frodo

My DNS servers are also 68.94.156.1 and 157.1
I have played around with using other DNS servers and that never made any real difference for me.


Jester236

join:2013-02-26

I have the exact same DNS as you do, permanetly set via my gateway. Looks like this could be a factor in all this. Blocking those IP's does seem to still be working for me so i'm starting to get a little more confident about it.



Dennis
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If blocking those IP's has a positive impact on performance than that means DNS is not a factor. Most likely you are just now bypassing over-saturated links.


mattw13

join:2013-02-20
united state
reply to HelpPlz

Doing an NSLookup on the YouTube addresses found through a Fiddler capture and blocking the relevant IPs fixed the "throttling" issue for me.



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reply to HelpPlz

For Nintendo Wii owners

After blocking those IP's see if you can watch a video with the youtube channel?

I was barely able to watch a video before, now I just get an error about trying again later.

I have a hunch that if I go and unblock those IP's/URL's my youtube channel on the Wii will mysteriously work.

Which if I understand this correctly, this will mean that as least some of those url's were for integrated equipment (tv's, xbox, wii, ps3, samsung tv's, etc...)
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join:2013-03-03
Columbia, SC
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Re: Youtube sucks for me

Works fine on our Verizon 3G signal, but nothing from our uverse but a spinning wheel. I feel like it started for us a week ago. Cannot provide data for y'all because I don't know a lot about tech stuff, but I did run speed test and it said 15mb. In SC.



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reply to HelpPlz

Here is my chart from the youtube speed test.
As it probably is for most of you.. it's erratic up until I blackholed those IP ranges.... then it's gangbusters....

This is clearly not an issue with AT&T or UVerse... but Google.
I can stream 1080p videos in the evening/morning/afternoon.... anytime of the day really without issues..

There is a downside to blackholing these IP ranges.....
- Google TV can no longer play Youtube videos.
- Mobile devices can not play Youtube videos...

On an iPhone it just says "playback error" and on Android devices it says "connection to server lost touch to retry"

If you like watching Youtube videos you are restricting yourself to a computer.
I think this needs more press so that Google will feel some heat and fix this.

mattw13

join:2013-02-20
united state

said by TestBoy:

Here is my chart from the youtube speed test.
As it probably is for most of you.. it's erratic up until I blackholed those IP ranges.... then it's gangbusters....

This is clearly not an issue with AT&T or UVerse... but Google.
I can stream 1080p videos in the evening/morning/afternoon.... anytime of the day really without issues..

There is a downside to blackholing these IP ranges.....
- Google TV can no longer play Youtube videos.
- Mobile devices can not play Youtube videos...

On an iPhone it just says "playback error" and on Android devices it says "connection to server lost touch to retry"

If you like watching Youtube videos you are restricting yourself to a computer.
I think this needs more press so that Google will feel some heat and fix this.

Really? I can play mobile videos just fine after blocking a IP address (only blocked one address) (address found using NSLookup on a URL found through using Fiddler)

Also, it could still be AT&T's problem: sometimes ISPs cache videos locally to speed up streaming.


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reply to Dennis

I just changed from Roadrunner to Uverse less than a month ago. I had instant problems with streaming videos embedded in any website - youtube, geeksaresexy.net, whatever. Found out in my case it was because I already had a complex network at home before AT&T, so when they came in I didn't want to change my 10.x.x.x address range (since I do a lot of VPN work to clients I don't want overlapping IP's) and kept myself behind my firewall, which was behind their device. Even with the "firewall behind a firewall" setting that the tech enabled when he installed, it was a problem for streaming. I tested by turning on the AT&T wireless I had him keep disabled, and my Macbook pro suddenly could stream what it couldn't when behind the double NAT. I had to bite the bullet and change my network scheme to an "acceptable" one from AT&T since the uverse device doesn't allow the private 10. range on the LAN port. But once I put everything behind the AT&T device and not behind my own firewall as well, my problem went away. Certainly not the case for everyone's problem, but if anyone out there has a double NAT for outbound like I did, worth checking out in case it's impacting you... now if I could just get the Uverse internet to not drop a signal randomly during large file downloads... I lose internet AND tv signal every 10 or so minutes for 30 seconds or so when I'm downloading a large file...

Just glad I'm still in the trial portion since if this doesn't get resolved I can at least cancel Uverse without any penalty...



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reply to mattw13

said by mattw13:

Also, it could still be AT&T's problem: sometimes ISPs cache videos locally to speed up streaming.

AT&T does not cache youtube, that's been said before. This is not an AT&T problem.
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