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constant buffering with YouTube

We are having trouble streaming anything on YouTube.  The weather is clear, we have plenty of data left.  We watched a movie this morning with absolutely no problems, but yesterday and today we are unable to watch anything on YouTube.  It buffers about every 5 seconds.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

 

Thanks,

Mary S.

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Mary, it's likely congestion.  You can probably watch YouTube during off times, like in the morning, but not during prime time. 

Hi Marastade,

     We have tried watching at different times, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

We did experiment a little and found that some videos buffer constantly and some do not.  Do you think it could be something with the YouTube video itself?

 

Mary S.

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

I think it's probably a combination of factors, Mary. Congestion, the technology YT uses to stream content, and maybe more factors. If there's a way for you to download the content, that may be a way to go.