When Youtube network connections are slow and the video stops frequently …

The good news is that tonight, our Youtube viewing experience is back to the way it used to be. After a month of very slow Youtube video delivery with frequent stops and buffering, we are back tonight to playing videos as they should always play, which is, without stopping!

Somethings I learned that may or may not be helpful – when playing a video that is having problems, right click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS X) with the mouse on top of the video – a pop up menu will be displayed.

Click “Report Playback issue” to report problems to Google.

Click “Take Speed Test” – and then right click and choose “Show video info” (you can click this on any video too). At the upper right you will see some interesting data about the video and the video streaming.

The other night, I was watching this barely move along at 100 kbps to 200 kbps – and then mysteriously, very very late, it popped up to around 2 to 3 Mbps, which is more like what we ought to be seeing.

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