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Old 05-29-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
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When I try to stream any video, it will not buffer. I haven't changed any settings in my network/computer since it started happening... I go to a video, it takes 10-30 seconds to initiate the video itself, I watch about 1-3 seconds, then it stops for 10-30 seconds per 1 second of the video. My internet is running fine, I'm just unable to buffer videos.

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

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http://www.dslreports.com/linequalit...66c23b/2647316
My download speed is 180 kb/s on average, and my upload is 10-30 kb/s on average. 180 kilobytes is efficient enough to buffer a video of normal to good quality at a 3-6x rate. I have watched many videos with this internet without any problems, and I haven't changed any settings.
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Well, I've browsed some video hosters, and it seems that a few of them buffer at a fast pace, but youtube/jwplayer/veoh, won't buffer fast at all.
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No surprise why it doesn't work, I've never seen the line quality reading with that graph all red!

I'd be beating on the ISP for this issue!
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Well, I expected it to be red, considering where I live, but I've buffered videos before, 3 days ago I was watching Samurai Champloo 1-26 no problems, only recently it has been having these...issues? On certain sites, like megavideo, and stuff, it seems to work 100%, I can buffer it fine.
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Nevermind... It's extremely slow on any video, help please.
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The problem is with the lines coming to your house, you need to contact your ISP and have them do a line test.
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What's a "Line Test"? Is it the cords going from the satellite dish to the modem? (Not internet savvy)
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Now that we know it a satellite dish and not DSL or Cable it could be the down link or a issue with reception at the dish, positioning, trees, interference ETC, Your provider will know how to test it.
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Okay, I'll contact them ASAP, and see if they can fix it.

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