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Originally posted by wiredamerican
Riddle me this Batman!!
Why is it... I have a 1.5 megabit connection to the internet, and I am viewing the most popular video on the most popular video website... Youtube.com... And I am only downloading at say 23 kilobits a second....
Is this youtube throttling my connection speed to youtubes servers according to who they want bandwidth to go to,,,,
Is it my ISP that is throttling bandwidth to limit certain types of media , for whatever reason,
Or Am I Going Completely Mad over nothing but an every day occurrence ????
Which is the most likely answer??
Is there a tip.. or a trick, to get maximum bandwidth out of Youtube.com ??
I know ATS and BTS minds are all knowing and God-like. So there has to be an answer to how and why youtube is not giving me 1.5 megabits per second!
I need help.
4) Your true download spped is a combination of your bandwidth, all the routers between you and the server with data as well as that servers upload speed. In other words, you may have a 10meg dsl line, but if the server you are downloading from only uploads @ 100K, that will be YOUR max download speed from them.
Sucks I know but sites like YouTube can sometimes be very fast, and at others (I'm guessing due to demand) can be very slow. At times it is slow, I just pause the video and let it completely download, and then play it.