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10-31-2010   #1 (permalink)
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I don't really watch a lot of youtube videos, but when I do, I've noticed lately that it takes FOREVER to load a 3~4 minute video no matter what quality it's in.

Is anyone else having a problem with this? Like earlier today I wanted to watch Katy Perry's new Firework video. It took at least 5 minutes to load maybe 45 seconds of the video?

It's been doing this the last couple of weeks...
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It's just youtube's servers. Some load fast some are slow as hell. I have the same problem and I'm currently sharing a 50mbit connection with 3 other people who are light users.

If you think it's on your side check your speed and latency @ Speedtest.net.
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My YouTube is quite slow as well D:
 
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How exactly do I use speedtest? o_o Do I just choose the closest place to me?

And it's nice to see that it's not just my computer failing again lol.
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I've noticed that I load embed videos slower than if I watch them on YouTube, and I've also noticed that lately some videos are very slow to load. So It's not just you, little Meggy!
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I've noticed that I load embed videos slower than if I watch them on YouTube, and I've also noticed that lately some videos are very slow to load. So It's not just you, little Meggy!
Embedded videos are usually smaller so they actually come from a different server. So are the HD ones.
Sometimes it depends a little on luck, you get the closer servers sometimes and other times you don't.

There's also this setting in youtube if you're logged in to your youtube account.
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I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video.
Always choose the best option for me based on my player size.
Always play HD when switching to fullscreen (when available)
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