YOUTUBE VIDEOS- Ideal internet speed

Discussion in 'DSL Broadband Service Providers' started by Antidote, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Antidote

    Antidote New Member

    What is the ideal internet speed for watching youtube videos?

    Is there any kind of settings required to make it perfect?
    i am using a tata wimax connection of 384kbps and i am facing considerable buffering?
    earlier on airtel wired connection of 384 kbps the buffering was relatively less.(after pausing for 20-40 secs a video of 40 min used to work flawlessly)

    Does using a router effect video streaming??
    i also tried using a SpeedBit Video Accelerator,it dint effect much


    Any suggestions
  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    384kbps is not that much speed to start with and you would get some pauses as you watch a you tube video..

    Tata wimax has 512kbps and 1mbps connection as well.. I am using a 1mbps connection and if I open a video from You tube I still have to pause it and let it load for a min or so... not that my speed is slow... the speed I am getting is 95% of the promised 1mbps so its not bad... its normal for a video to buffer for some time as its not just your connection speed that matters as youtube servers might not be able to upload at your max speed and may be over drawn on bandwidth at the time you are watching the video so it might actually be loading at a speed of just 100kbps or so... never know..

    Using an internet connection to view a youtube might sound simple but its a lot more complicated and the viewing experience can be affected by "n" number of factors...

    Do a speed test and see if you are getting the full 384kbps or not and if not complain to tata and they will fix it for you.
  3. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Stuttering (or buffering) occurs even at high speeds. I get buffering at 1.8 mbps also.

    The best way is to let it download completely and then watch. Use a browser such as Firefox with add-on such as FlashGot. This will reduce buffering slightly.
  4. 18lama

    18lama Guest

    I also think that BSNL probably hates youtube. Even on idle connection it takes too long to do basic stuff on youtube.
  5. bacura101

    bacura101 New Member

    i have an internet speed of 2mbps and i still have to buffer some videos depending on lenght or wether hq/hd is on or off.
  6. Sumit020

    Sumit020 New Member

    When watching video online it uses same amount of bandwidth as that of the file size.......... so better idea is download video and then watch...:)
  7. panchabhut

    panchabhut Active Member

    actually for Youtube in Firefox, the relevant add-on is "Download helper"
    DownloadHelper - Media download Firefox extension
  8. Archer

    Archer New Member

  9. rupu1983

    rupu1983 Guest

    Yes just4kix said correctly I also have 2 mbps connection of BSNL (around 1.5-2 mbps)
    I also face lots of buffering problem in youtube so download first and see it. That's best way.
  10. tanishatanuja

    tanishatanuja New Member

    Youtube

    I have been watching youtube videos without any interruption . but , the problem started since last week. there is a lot of buffering .
    I am using tata broadband 384kbps . Please let me know if u guyz are also facing the same problem . I was just wondering if the the problem is with tata only?
  11. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Well when I had 2 MBps connection,I was able to watch videos without any pause.

    But on all lower speeds you-tube viewing is not that smooth.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 13, 2009
  12. swami2x

    swami2x New Member

    I am on 512 Kbps connection and i can see most of the video's except HD.. without any buffering. BSNL is pritty good with youtube according to me. ;)
  13. mickey

    mickey New Member

    buffering is the common issue with BSNL.. i dont play the video before it completely loads up...

    also do check settings of your flash player.. click on cache to be used and make it unlimited..
  14. maddy143ded

    maddy143ded New Member

    the best thing to do to here would be to change the settings in your media player to actually create buffering for 60sec. then u would get a no buffering for the rest of the video while watching it. just the initail 60 secs. i use this method on my 256K ul and dont usually have buffering while actually viewing the video. i have seen videos of 40 mins at time with this method.
    anything else is a dream because while in USA, we had an 25mbps connection. even there we had some bufferng for the videos.
  15. ShAdOwCoN

    ShAdOwCoN Guest

    that must have been due to latency not bandwidth
  16. webajmer

    webajmer Guest

    thanks i will try...


    btw are there any way that u can download the videos to your hard drive to view them later on..

    thanks i will try...


    btw are there any way that u can download the videos to your hard drive to view them later on..
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 2, 2009
  17. Archer

    Archer New Member

    There are many ways to download videos from Youtube or other video hosting/streaming websites. The easiest is to use Yahoo Downloader.

    Yahoo Downloader link: http://www.yahoodownloader.com/
  18. manozkri

    manozkri New Member

    Buffering depends on the video.

    512 Kbps or more is a ideal speed for youtube, but the reason you get buffering issues is due to the quality of the video. if the video is very clear (good resoultion) , then you will have to buffer even on a hi speed connection. You can search for some videos of old songs etc which are not that hi resoultion and see that they play smoothly without buffering, where are new music video with good resolution take time to buffer.
  19. anna2000

    anna2000 New Member

    Stuttering (or buffering) occurs even at high speeds. I get buffering at 1.8 mbps also.The best way is to let it download completely and then watch. Use a browser such as Firefox with add-on such as FlashGot. This will reduce buffering slightly
  20. payal.sharma

    payal.sharma Guest

    if u dont wnt 2 upgrade ur net connection simply pause the video n let it buffer all the way then watch.....bcos if u it watch while bufferin it is going to lag n u gettin frustated....so bettr wait n watch
    :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2010

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