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Standard User Tommer
(committed) Thu 04-Sep-14 21:49:18
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Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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Why on if I go to a youtube proxy site 1080p videos start instantly and I can scan the video as if it was a local file on my computer.

...but sometimes but when using the regular youtube site the videos either do not start or start and occasionally buffer. In this happens at any time of the day.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 04-Sep-14 23:16:25
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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Overloaded cdn or route for how youtube is reached via virgins network

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 05-Sep-14 00:34:52
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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Been happening on and off for years


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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 05-Sep-14 13:54:41
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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Never noticed it before using 3 seperate connections here in Belfast.

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 05-Sep-14 14:19:12
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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A friend of mine has this and uses Chrome. They find using magic actions solves it every time.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/magic-acti...

Once installed load a youtube video, go into the settings and enable "Speed Booster - Better video preloading / buffering"

You can disable all the other settings.

I do not know if it'll help but it's worth a shot given theirs aways buffered before on VM. It seems this add on makes the loading of videos much more aggressive.
Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 06-Sep-14 11:50:34
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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Virgin are recommending using a proxy but what free proxies are there for use since Virgin did away with all theirs?

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Virgin Media R EVIL!!!
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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Sep-14 13:14:11
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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In reply to a post by JimKirk363:
Virgin are recommending using a proxy but what free proxies are there for use since Virgin did away with all theirs?


http://www.proxy4free.com/list/webproxy1.html

Quite a few!

Edited by pcoventry76 (Sat 06-Sep-14 13:14:23)

Standard User Tommer
(committed) Sun 07-Sep-14 09:52:35
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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In reply to a post by JimKirk363:
Virgin are recommending using a proxy but what free proxies are there for use since Virgin did away with all theirs?


Virgin are recommending their customers use a proxy website because without youtube won't work well? [censored]

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Standard User Tommer
(committed) Sun 07-Sep-14 09:55:01
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Re: Youtube - Slow or Not Starting


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
In reply to a post by JimKirk363:
Virgin are recommending using a proxy but what free proxies are there for use since Virgin did away with all theirs?


http://www.proxy4free.com/list/webproxy1.html

Quite a few!


But why should we have to use a proxy site in the first place, its not like youtube is banned.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 07-Sep-14 10:44:26
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Maybe it's a workaround until Virgin manage to fix the problem


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