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Forum topic by DKV posted 03-15-2012 05:04 AM 1256 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2012 05:04 AM

I really love using Youtube to learn new woodworking techniques. There are hundreds of videos dealing with any woodworking subject you can think of. I’ve been “learning” using Youtube for about six months. Over that time I have noticed a progressive worsening of the stream I receive from the Google servers. Now it’s so bad that any HD video constantly buffers and it takes forever to watch. A search of Google will show that I’m not the only one suffering. They only way to watch is to “downgrade” from HD. As I started thinking about the problem I realized that just a few months ago everything worked just fine. Soooooo, what has changed? I’m still using the same Samsung Tab 10.1, the same wifi router and the same 6 Megabit DSL. The only thing that has changed over the months has been the Android Youtube updates to my original factory installed Youtube program. So tonight I removed all of the Youtube updates I have installed since I purchased the Samsung back in October. Now I am using the original factory installed Youtube program and guess what…everything is back to normal. I’m watching my videos in HD and there is very, very, little buffering interupting my watching. I’m happy again. I’m not sure if it only applies to my Samsung Tab 10.1 but if you are suffering through lengthy buffering interruptions you might want to try what I did. Also, if I watch videos on my desktop computer using Vista and a direct connect to my router there are no problems. I think it may have to do with the wifi, Android and how the Samsung handles the stream. Anyway it seems to be working now.

Don

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