Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

Youtube still lagging. 

 

Is it fixed for anyone else?

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Retired Moderator RogersRoland
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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

Hey Community,

 

Great news. @RogersSergio and his team will also be assisting us as we work towards a resolution for this issue. See the below message and instructions from his reply.

 

 

@RogersSergio wrote:

Hi Everyone,

 

I know a number of you have raised issues with YouTube performance and I have been asked if it would be possible to get your help to gather more information to share with Google in order to understand what is happening and get it resolved.

 

For anyone experiencing these issues that is willing to help out... Can you please provide us the following info. This would help us to dig down the issue in more detail:

 

* URL of the page with the problem

* Description of the problem

    - Does the video load?

    - Does the video stop playing?

    - Do you see an error message?

* Screenshot of the error message

* Name and version of the browser and operating system

* Time and date of the problem, with timezone

* IP range that reports the problem

* Results of http://redirector.googlevideo.com/report_mapping

* Right click the YouTube player, select Copy Debug Info and paste the results

 

To help us more, please capture a web session that shows the problem:

 

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Open a new Incognito window
  3. Click the Chrome menu (3 bars), and select More Tools, Developer Tools
  4. Select the Network tab
  5. Play the video until you see the problem
  6. Right click the bottom half of the Network panel, and select Save as HAR with Content
  7. Zip and send the file to us

 

If you know how to use tcpdump or wireshark, you can capture all the network packets of the web session:

- DNS (port 53)

- HTTP (port 80)

- HTTPS (port 443)

 

IMPORTANT: A packet capture may include network traffic outside of the web session, including your private information. Please do not send this capture to us, unless you understand the technical and privacy implications of revealing your network traffic to a 3rd party.

 

Please do not post any captures on the public forum; send me a private message instead.

In the mean time we are continuing to work with Google.

 

 

Thanks,

RogersSergio

 


 

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

I was working with Thomas@rogershelp. Once we started troubleshooting the issue, everything was working perfectly. I was consistently getting 50+ Mbps watching youtube. 4k was no issue.

As of last week, all of that has changed and performance is as bad as ever. I'm getting less than 10mbps, any time of day. Now Thomas@rogershelp is not replying to my emails, with no solutions in site. Please help. E3 is coming up and Sony will be producing lots of 4k content, that I won't be able to enjoy
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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

@Amdfantoronto are you using wifi or ethernet for the tv to modem connection?  I know that there are issues with CDNs that are accessed via the Rogers network, but, just wondering about the wifi status which can instantly change if one of your neighbours wifi routers changes its operating channels.



I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

The issue is not due to my local network. Asking about wifi only adds noise to the real issue at hand. The cdn is the problem. Issue is experienced wired or wireless. 

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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

The slow speeds are highly dependent on the video too. Some 4k videos I can still get 50+ Mbps. The irony is that for my primary viewing, game content, the issue is the worst. Just try streaming the new Tetris Effect - announce trailer. It starts at 20mbps and quickly drops to less than 10mbps
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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

I have the exact same issue here. 

I am using 1Gbps Rogers Cable now.

I used to have around 200Mbps-300Mbps Connection Speed on Youtube.

I now only get 1-10Mbps!!!( for almost 1month)

 

I tried to block the rogers cache server on IPV4 and IPV6, and connect to the youtube server directly, it helps just a little or you can say no help at all.

Any other site just works fine for me, I can download files from other sites at 100MB/S when youtube gots 1Mbps Connection Speed.

I have lots of friends using other IPS, and none of them experience this issue as I do. So, it is not Youtube side's fault.

 

Hope I can get some useful advice from Rogers soon. 

 

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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

Hello,

 

issue still there.. can’t play any 4K YouTube. Over 6 months and Rogers couldn’t figure it out? At least can u tell me if it’s only 500 and 1gig? I don’t recall having this issue on 150.

 

thanks,

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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

Gig or 500 plan does not matter.

I am using 1 gig plan now, and the speed of youtube is only 1mbps to 10mbps 95% of the time.

But as I use a proxy, the problem is gone.

so it is definitely something about CDN issues there.

Rogers does not have any response about it for long long time already.

 

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Re: Youtube Download Slowing Down Causing Buffer possible CDN issue

Thanks. What proxy do u use? That would do it.

I was wondering is u150 has the problem, if not, I would downgrade from 500 to 150! Sad @rogers that I have to downgrade service to get youtube to work!