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What is going on with youtube?

phlebas99
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Posts: 2
Registered: 16-07-2016

What is going on with youtube?

For the last two/three weeks Plusnet has completely changed it's level of service delivering Youtube to me. I now struggle to load videos in even 360p, and for the first time since I was with virgin media I find myself catching up with Youtube videos. Some videos just stop midway and will not restart.

 

With virgin, it turned out to be a mix of traffic management and caching server problems.

 

I know it's something similar because as a test, I can take any youtube video that's struggling to load, chuck it into a proxy site, and it loads in HD in no time at all - either the proxy is changing the route the video is coming down, or plsunet is unable to determine it's a Youtube video.

 

I don't get this issue using other sites or streaming services (such as Netflix or twitch).

 

Can anyone enlighten me as to what is going on?

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Re: What is going on with youtube?

This is probably of relevance.

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phlebas99
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Posts: 2
Registered: 16-07-2016

Re: What is going on with youtube?

I'm on the DNS servers in your working set, and my ip is 51.9.XXX.XX

 

Surely though, if I was having the issues mentioned it your post, it would be causing greater issues than related solely to Youtube?

 

Being able to run multiple 1080p streams from Twitch, but not a single 360p Youtube video isn't normal.