youtube has slowed to a crawl
July 3, 2012 1:00 PM Subscribe
Does anybody know of a recent youtube or flash or browser update which has crippled youtube video caching?
posted by bukvich to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My internet connection is not the world's fastest. Up until very recently I have had no problem whatsoever watching any youtube video I want by loading the video and after it starts playing I hit the pause button. Then after a few minutes or a half-hour at the most the entire video will be cached and I can hit the play button and the whole thing comes out of cache uninterrupted.
This has stopped working and I do not know why. Currently the cache seems to have a hard upper bound of ten seconds at the most. (As per the youtube speed guide I have erased my cache and browsing history.) Is there a switch that has been made that I can do something to override? A different youtube site? An updated to flash? Videos have basically ceased to be useable on my computer. I was having paranoid thoughts yesterday that some bandwidth hogs have written a virus to sabotage others' bandwidth and my computer has gotten infected with the sucker.