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).
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 . 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.