Why am I having YouTube problems?
September 22, 2010 12:23 PM Subscribe
Has YouTube not been working for people or is it just me?
posted by Flying Saucer to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
For the last few weeks, virtually every YouTube video I've watched has freaked out halfway through.
The audio will continue but the video will stop, then catch up. When this happens, I try to pause the video to let it reset, but the pause button is also in "hourglass mode" and doesn't respond right away. The result is that I end up pausing and playing a five-second span of the video over and over. Then I have to rewind it back to play it through without problems.
This happens when YouTube is the only tab I have open -- in fact, it happens when my browser is the only thing running on the computer at all, except for background programs. Even more puzzling is that I watch YouTube in Chrome, which is a product of Google, which owns YouTube. I thought if any browser would be YouTube-optimized, it would be Chrome.
Is it me? Or is YouTube having bandwidth issues? It really seems to be on every video, whether it's an official movie studio channel or just a random person, including my own videos. And it's been happening for weeks.
Thanks for your help.