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e.zaharias
Jun 6, 2008, 03:51 AM
My youtube crawls at all times. It is as if I have 52k connection. Actually it is even worse. It takes about ten minutes to load a 1 minute video.
I have an 8mbps connection that I regularly speedtest at over 6.5mbps. I download files at over 800Kb per second.
Renting movies is instant and previews on the atv load extremely fast.
Youtube is very fast on my powerbook. On the atv it is totally unusable. And that's where I want it to work.
Any thoughts?



J@ffa
Jun 6, 2008, 04:15 AM
Might be a DNS problem. Here's a possible solution for Leopard (https://www.opendns.com/start?device=apple-osx-leopard) and the same for Tiger (https://www.opendns.com/start?device=apple-osx-tiger).

If that doesn't work, check that you have the latest version of Flash (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash/).

tom1971
Jun 6, 2008, 07:35 AM
I never have any problems with it. Sorry, I can't help here.

chenks
Jun 6, 2008, 09:05 AM
Might be a DNS problem. Here's a possible solution for Leopard (https://www.opendns.com/start?device=apple-osx-leopard) and the same for Tiger (https://www.opendns.com/start?device=apple-osx-tiger).

If that doesn't work, check that you have the latest version of Flash (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash/).

seeing as the OP is talking about AppleTV, your suggestions are of no use.

i believe it is slow for the majority of appletv users, the opinion being that the problem is with youtube itself.

gwsat
Jun 6, 2008, 10:39 AM
I have found the speed of YouTube via Apple TV to vary wildly. At times, a video will load virtually immediately but at other times it will take much, much longer and occasionally not load at all. I have no idea what the problem is, other than the suspicion that itís related to how high the demand is on the YouTube servers at a given moment.

mrrory
Jun 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
I have found the speed of YouTube via Apple TV to vary wildly. At times, a video will load virtually immediately but at other times it will take much, much longer and occasionally not load at all.

I have this same problem. Frustrating at times. I also find the same problem on my iPhone even when connected to broadband.

BoulderBum
Jun 9, 2008, 11:53 AM
We should start a support group:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=493092

e.zaharias
Jun 10, 2008, 01:39 AM
Well glad to see I'm not alone with this problem. As it seems widespread I guess apple and /or google will move to solve it. Thanks for the replies guys.

fivepoint
Jun 10, 2008, 08:14 AM
YouTube over my AppleTV is strange, to say the least. Some vids play perfectly fine, and others simply freeze (stop downloading at 2:00 and some odd seconds). I know the connection is working because I can go to my iMac and download webpages while the AppleTV is still trying to download the movie...

It's very frustrating, especially when you have guests over and they're watching the videos with you.