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As a big YouTube watcher I am so tired of this crap. I mean jeez I'm on pretty fast LTE and all I get is constant buffering. I can't watch an HD view for more then 30 seconds without it buffering for 5-10 seconds. And if I turn the HD off the picture looks so horrible I can barely make out what I'm watching. Anything that can be done to improve this?

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I was beginning to thunk that it was my internet. Even when I use TubeMate to download the videos before I watch them (which I usually do), I've noticed that the downloads run a LOT slower. I'm talking from 5MBps to 200KBps.

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Yea I think the YouTube app is having problems. Or YouTube itself is having issues.

I was on a fast wifi connection and could not even get normal non hd videos to play without ridiculous amounts of waiting and buffering. Forget hd, those just kept buffering and buffering on WiFi.

Probably youtubes servers

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Well I guess the bright side is I'm not the only one experiencing this problem...

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Yea I think the YouTube app is having problems. Or YouTube itself is having issues.

I was on a fast wifi connection and could not even get normal non hd videos to play without ridiculous amounts of waiting and buffering. Forget hd, those just kept buffering and buffering on WiFi.

Probably youtubes servers

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Has anyone tried using YouTube from a desktop computer to see exactly how prevalent these problems are?

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Has anyone tried using YouTube from a desktop computer to see exactly how prevalent these problems are?

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I only have an Asus laptop as well.

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As a big YouTube watcher I am so tired of this crap. I mean jeez I'm on pretty fast LTE and all I get is constant buffering. I can't watch an HD view for more then 30 seconds without it buffering for 5-10 seconds. And if I turn the HD off the picture looks so horrible I can barely make out what I'm watching. Anything that can be done to improve this?

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Yeah the app is crap. I have the same issues on my nexus 7. What i do now is put the browser as default for playing videos. So now when i click on a link it opens up youtube from the browser and works flawless.

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As of today Youtube isn't running so hott on my desktop either just keeps skipping using chrome. I don't know if it has to do with my uverse or youtube servers. The funny thing is I just used the app on my phone and it played fine finally lol.
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I think youtube was having problems a few days ago, I know I read something about server issues around that time.
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