Can someone explain to me the reason that my 150mbps connection apparently isn't sufficient for YouTube to run 720p videos without stopping every couple of seconds?
You're probably the autistic one if you care about someone using mbps instead of Mbps when, within context, it is absolutely clear that they intended Mbps and not mbps.
What hardware do you have? It could be downloading fine but failing to keep up?
Are you sure you're actually getting those speeds? Your ISP may promise that, but you should benchmark it.
You can get utilities that track how much data you are downloading. What do they say when you use Youtube? What do they say when you use other sites?
How quickly do torrents download?
How quickly do files download through your browser?
What does speedtest.net say?
Intel 17 3820, 16GB RAM, GTX 770, probably not hardware.
I have Comcast because it's the only thing available that isn't complete horseshit thanks to its monopoly in my area. Good torrents download at 15 MB/s. Browser is about the same from competent websites. Speedtest right now says 168 Mbps down.
This just popped up though. Fucking Amish.
It's incredibly unlikely that Google does not have the bandwidth to send you your 3840x2160 resolution videos of retards yelling at the camera with distasteful music.
The MOST LIKELY scenario is that your ISP is intentionally throttling YouTube to make you watch less, and reduce load on the network
I really wish there was a way to disable DASH playback AND watch in qualities higher than 720p. Shouldn't there be a way for someone to make their own player that just downloads the chunks and then never re-downloads the chunks when the user changes the video location or presses the Play button? I'm not sure why they implemented DASH, as it seems to use more bandwidth by buffering everything over again all the time.
>tfw the government you voted for makes shit like this possible
It's Comcast so I'm just assuming they're immorally and unjustifiably choosing to throttle their perceived competition in order to harm their customers, which for some reason, they believe will get them more customers or something. Not too clear on their logic there. But I digress.
Would a firmware issue possibly only affect specific websites?
>Can someone explain to me the reason that my 150mbps connection apparently isn't sufficient for YouTube to run 720p videos without stopping every couple of seconds?
because google does caching with local isps so your isp serves the video if they have a cached version of it, however they control the network and often can't or won't deliver on bandwidth if a lot of people are using the cache (google states cache hit-rates are 70-90%) and if this happens you're shit out of luck
if you route your traffic to google through a vps or vpn you're likely not going to get a consumer ISP cache and will *likely* be able to view the content fine
YouTube with 1080p at six megadranglebits per second, if that. Eight seems excessive.
By golly, it must be all YouTube's doing.
That's very funny. No, not really YouTube. (Almost) Always super unlikely.