posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 09:27 AM
Originally posted by sardion2000
Stop using Bittorrent. If you aren't using it already, try calling up your ISP. There's probably a few heavy BT users in your area.
[edit on 22-9-2007 by sardion2000]
The only time I use BT is when I am downloading e-Books, which accounts for say, 15 mins a day at the most. I understand the manner in which p2p file
transfer programs can bog down bandwidth which is why I don't recommend them to people unless they know what they are doing.
Note: every other site I use that is capable of streaming video's does not have the streaming problem.
I did contact my ISP..I got a vanilla answer that was next to useless. I also contacted YT..the same. Neither am I being capped for abusing the
service as apart from watching YT video's I never download large files unless they are say, Windows XP bulk updates (ISO'), and that's only once a
month or less.
I have looked on other forums but can't get definitive answers. Some are saying that it's an issue between YT and the ISP's, whilst others are
saying it's an issue between YT and it's hosting service.
Either way and whoever is responsible, there is definitely something wrong with YT that is beyond the control of the average user. I am at this moment
in time attempting to run some trace programs to see where the traffic is being routed.
Yes, some people are fine whilst others are stumped..the streaming is worse than dial-up and when you use the site it's effectively like a clock
ticking down to the point where it becomes just too slow to load. Sometimes the comments page will come up, sometimes not..in fact mostly not if
there's a lot of comments to view..we're talking about ASCII characters, not large amounts of data.
At first I did think it was my hardware, until I asked around on the net and found out people were having exactly
the same problems.
So far I have tried IE 6.0 and the latest version of Opera. I have yet to try Firefox or a games console hooked up to the router that is capable of
viewing the site via it's own software.