Why Can’t I Watch YouTube Videos? Help Me, Internet!

Posted by on July 12, 2013 at 8:54 am
I'm sure this is an actual error somewhere.

I’m sure this is an actual error somewhere.

Last week, Rob gave you some instructions on how we cleared up some YouTube slowness we’ve been experiencing at the FEZ Palace in hopes it might clear up some issues you might be having. Well, it hasn’t been too helpful for me, maybe its my computer and someone can point out issues that have been frustrating me. Let me dive a little deeper into the issue and maybe we can collaborate on something about this YouTube mess.

The biggest thing I’m noticing is that data is still being received from IPs that I’ve blocked. I blocked two entire classes, and Looking at the network inspector in Chrome, I see data from r4— and after pinging that I see the IP is WTF?

Windows Firewall is active and I’ve restarted my computer and everything just to make sure. So what’s up? Using a proxy, I can instantly get 1080p video with no issues. So am I supposed to do that from now on? This is seriously the most frustrating thing that I’ve messed with in a while.

Here are some of the diagnostics that may help someone identify the problem or relate to me.

  • Cox 150mbps internet in Phoenix
  • Checking out shows that I’m mapped to xo-lax1.
  • I’ve tried changing to Google Public DNS
  • Flash storage set to unlimited
  • HTML5 player has same issues

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