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Discussion in 'General' started by dave_salmon, 4 May 2010.

  1. dave_salmon

    dave_salmon What's a Dremel?

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    Has any one noticed the weird multi-coloured, spiderweb like artifacts on Youtube vids appearing more and more often since January?

    I'd post a pic but when ever I take a screen shot and copy it in to PS the artifacts have disappeared.....

    This isn't just on my PC as my girlfriend see's them on her netbook and it isn't my connection because she's tried it at uni...


    Any one? :confused:
     
  2. Danny

    Danny What's a Dremel?

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    YouTube seems perfectly fine for me so I guess not.
     
  3. Neox010

    Neox010 EvE Addict

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    I have not noticed what you mention sorry, however I have noticed in the past 24hours it's really struggled to load up 720P videos and some 1080P clips also.

    Taking on average I believe around 5minutes to buffer completely a 5minute video.

    All my connection tests come back positive.
     
  4. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    I can't seem to embed video here anymore, what needs to go inside the tags exactly? I think I've tried every combination :wallbash:
     
  5. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Just the ID part of the video that looks like KmiuZroNCHg (after the ?v= part of the URL).
     
  6. dave_salmon

    dave_salmon What's a Dremel?

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    I'll have to go the noob route and use my camera to take a picture of the problem.
    My missus reckons it's something to do with the video being streamed but not every single little bit/byte gets to me so the player tries to accommodate for it and tries to replace the missing area's with the next best colour....or something along those lines. She says it's very similar to a problem she looked at in first year of her ComSci degree where they were investigating how the internet was never built for half the stuff we now use it for and how the pressure sometimes shows.

    I thought at first it may have been something to do with playing flash videos on my second monitor but like I say, I've had my missus test it and she still see's it on other computers and through other connections.

    Any one posting here from Manc? Maybe it's got something to do with the two primary exchanges in central Manchester? I know my local exchange is pretty heavily loaded these days.
     
  7. FuzzyOne

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    this sounds like a hardware acceleration problem, right click on any flash item and uncheck hardware support, then reload and see if you still get weird stuff going on.
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    can't play youtube at all in Chrome recently, just get a black box (actually, video on other sites is kinda jumpy).

    Works in firefox and IE though...
     
  9. Vigil

    Vigil Not geek enough

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    Don't know why but the flash plugin keeps dying :/ sometimes it works perfectly... then every video freezes
     
  10. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    No problems here.
     
  11. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Youtube has changed somehow recently. It's started doing those stupid things it used to back when bandwidth was a problem. It'll stream a video up, get to the middle, then forget the rest of the stream, making the vid play from the beginning again. That's only one example. I've been plagued with problems whilst watching youtube recently.

    FF 3.6 on Win 7 X64.
     
  12. badman_mo007

    badman_mo007 What's a Dremel?

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    It was freezing for me yesterday but its working fine today.
     

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