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Youtube buffering slow

Vista
Level 2

Hi,

 

I've observed that this issue has been happening for many many months months now.

Whenever I'm clicking on various youtube videos, the video would buffer approximately 5 seconds of video then stop loading the remaining video.

 

After about 10-seconds of failing to load anything, youtube would automatically change quality to 144p (lowest quality) and would continue playing.

 

If I use any VPN, this buffering issue doesn't appear anymore, and I can seamlessly stream 2160p (4K HD).

 

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david64
Level 12

Hi @Vista . Are you using a computer or phone/tablet for youtube?

If computer, is it ethernet or wifi?

 

In any case, do a TPG speed test without using VPN.

Then, connect to your VPN and do speed test again.

Post the results back here.

Is the VPN server in Australia or overseas?

Vista
Level 2

Using PC, Ethernet cable to Archer VR1600v

VPN server is overseas, USA, Seattle

 

6:30pm Speed test No VPN:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/12582699372

 

6:30pm Speed test With VPN:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/12582711076

david64
Level 12

@Vista . Want to see if there are network delays between you and youtube when not using vpn. In a command window, do

ping www.youtube.com to get its ip address. Use address in following command.

ping -n 1000   youtube ip address

Reduce the window size so you can see it while watching youtube video. See what happens to response time when the video buffers.

Vista
Level 2

Some days it would happen, some days it wouldn't.

Uploaded results with VPN turned off.

 

Buffering seems to be more frequent around 10-12midnight, but not on all videos