Why is youtube so slow? It's totally unusable..

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by e.zaharias, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. e.zaharias macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    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?
  2. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
  3. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    I never have any problems with it. Sorry, I can't help here.
  4. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    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.
  5. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    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 it’s related to how high the demand is on the YouTube servers at a given moment.
  6. mrrory macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2005
    United Kingdom of America
    I have this same problem. Frustrating at times. I also find the same problem on my iPhone even when connected to broadband.
  7. e.zaharias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    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.
  8. fivepoint macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    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.

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