YouTube HD Videos viewing problems

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  1. jableskg macrumors regular

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    I just got a Macbook Pro 13" and one of the problems is when i view a HD video on YouTube, during playback it stops and starts constantly.. Is this a connection problem and if so are there any ways i can enhance it? Or is there a way to change some settings from within the OS?

    I am connected to my home wifi network and it works great for everything else. Regular YouTube videos playback fine. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. jableskg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was figuring the same because i would have the same problem with my Dell.

    Perhaps i should bump up to Verizon FIOS instead of their regular DSL which is what i have.
     
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    Yeah, I think DSL might have a problem with streaming HD. You might want to give it a minute to buffer first.
     
  5. jableskg thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what it does which is constantly buffer throughout the video.. I just don't think DSL connections are fast enough for HD videos on YouTube.

    Could it be my wifi router?? Its about 2 or 3 years old.
     
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    Which one are you using?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, the router is faster than the DSL.
     
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    How fast is your DSL connection? DSL can pull over 50 Mb/s in some cases, which is more than enough for YouTube.
     
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  11. jableskg thread starter macrumors regular

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    For web browsing it works perfect.

    How does the router make a difference? Is Wireless N faster?
     
  12. celticpride678

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    Wireless N will run at faster speeds, giving faster bandwidth (which results in faster web browsing).
     
  13. jableskg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh i see.. Very cool. Thanks for your help
     

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