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Underwaterbob



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Youtube Blazing! Reply with quote

Dunno what's going on exactly, but these days I can stream up a 720p video without a hitch. Sure beats the yesteryear of stuttering 320s.

Anyone else feel the speed?
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darkjedidave



Joined: 19 Aug 2009
Location: Shanghai/Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You beat me to it. I was about to post about how YouTube has been lightning fast lately...
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fosterman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you tube to thank or your super fast Korean internet connection?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repaired infrastructure via the transpac route (the one that was killed in the Japan quake).

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Underwaterbob



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Gangnam Style's popularity has anything to do with it...
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Slaps



Joined: 22 Jun 2007
Location: Sitting on top of the world

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
Repaired infrastructure via the transpac route (the one that was killed in the Japan quake).

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I don't think it's that as youtube has been slow for years, unless you meant the Kobe quake^^
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ttompatz



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is everyone else's internet slow as well?
http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=205167&highlight=quake

Strange internect connectivity problem since last night.
http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=202381&highlight=quake

Might seem like yesterday but in reality it was years (just about 2); quake was on March 11, 2011.

It was a long if you are talking about the repair time.

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Adam Carolla



Joined: 26 Feb 2010

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
Is everyone else's internet slow as well?
http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=205167&highlight=quake

Strange internect connectivity problem since last night.
http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=202381&highlight=quake

Might seem like yesterday but in reality it was years (just about 2); quake was on March 11, 2011.

It was a long if you are talking about the repair time.

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ttompatz, I had slow youtube back when I was in Korea, which was pre-2010. There was definitely something up with it.
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Underwaterbob



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto here. Youtube streamed without a hitch back in 2004/5, but of course nothing was in 720p resolution. I specifically remember having trouble streaming videos I used in class starting sometime shortly after that, well before the quake.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Youtube is pretty much where I would expect it to be, by now. It took a while, but other than at very peak times, it runs quite well. I've even noticed that 720p will buffer better than lower resolutions, in some cases. Not sure why, but try it.
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greene



Joined: 11 Dec 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Underwaterbob wrote:
Ditto here. Youtube streamed without a hitch back in 2004/5, but of course nothing was in 720p resolution. I specifically remember having trouble streaming videos I used in class starting sometime shortly after that, well before the quake.


youtube did not exist until 2006
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Underwaterbob



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What really?
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Underwaterbob



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What really? Huh, I guess so. 2005 according to Wikipedia. Shift everything I said up by one year.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long before the quake, there were complaints that Youtube was being restricted by the local telecoms due to the strain on the infrastructure. I very much believe this was true, at the time. The infrastructure has caught-up now, and things are allowed to run more smoothly. Also, I believe Youtube has a higher number of Asian servers for material, no?
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