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angryhippy Jul 20, 2012, 01:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 20, 2012, 01:24pm EDT

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Computer 1 wired
Computer 2 wireless (networked with 1)

Youtube video #1 plays on system 1 but not on system 2

Youtube video #2 won't play on system 1 but will play on system 2

Youtube video #3 plays on both

Youtube video #4 won't play on either

Also if it won't play on youtube's site it also won't play when imbedded on another site.

This has been going on for a while. Obviously it's not a problem with the computers?!? Could the router cause something like that? I'm completely stumped and getting totally frustrated. Any suggestions?


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john albrich Jul 20, 2012, 02:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 20, 2012, 02:46pm EDT

 
>> Re: Video problems getting weirder!
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Might check to see if differences in length, resolution, etc of videos #1-#4 affect things.

Are there observable differences in how the videos are being cached on either computer?

You may also wish to see if other videos that don't use YT player show differences in non-WiFi v. WiFi playback on your two computers.

Also, if feasible, it might be interesting to see what happens if you switch the two computers around in your network...e.g. if the problem follows the computer (nothing changes) or follows the network position, or even if it becomes worse or disappears.


More YouTube operational oddities...

Something else I just noticed about YouTube's recently changed operations...you may remember I commented in your earlier thread about YT's no longer creating xxxxx.flv files for resolutions lower than 720p?....Well, I wasn't thorough enough.

I found out that if you start a 480 video, then change resolution to 360, then change back to 480 it will create the xxxxx.tmp file. Similarly, if the video defaults to 480 (which apparently doesn't create the xxxxx.tmp file) when you first start playing it, but change to 720 or 1080, it will create a xxxxx.tmp file. However, I couldn't find a way to make YT create a xxxxx.tmp file for any videos that came in ONLY 240 resolution...because there's no way to switch resolutions.

So definitely odd stuff going on with how YT caches videos on the computer...which may affect WiFi bandwidth requirements, etc. Just speculation.

I made my this latest observation on only a single computer using 32bit Windows, Firefox 3.6. YT may do things even more weird on other platforms/YT versions, plug-ins, etc.


By the way, if one has an SSD and use programs a lot that heavily use the
C:\Documents and Settings\userid\Local Settings\Temp\
one might consider to move that folder to a mechanical HDD to reduce write operations on the SSD. Similar thing with the pagefile...of course there may be an impact on performance that may need to be balanced with the impact on SSD life. Also, I think decreasing the "real-time" heavy usage on an SSD may help reduce the BSODs and occasional turning SSDs into bricks that many people report on various websites (Just a couple of the reasons I like to know which programs are doing what with the filesystem.)

If one does decide to move the folders/pagefile to a different drive, then it would be a good idea to reference my post on the major difference in performance made by where you put the folders/pagefile http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77420/#590037 (for example, to get the best performance out of using a mechanical HDD, I'd create a "just big enough" first partition in a high-performance HDD for either the pagefile or the temp folder, and if I moved both, I'd put them on different HDDs (not just different partitions)).

edit: added the bit about switching the two computers' places in the network
added the reference on partition size&placement on HDD performance impact

mothow Jul 21, 2012, 10:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Video problems getting weirder!
I knew this was you Payton as soon as i saw the heading..lol

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angryhippy Jul 21, 2012, 04:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Video problems getting weirder!
Thanks again John. So is this behavior happening with other users?

Tom I was wondering how are you with the ASUS board. I think I'm gonna sell the gigabyte and get something else. What are you using for cooling with your 3570K? I'll IM you when I get back from this car show I'm going to be leaving for right now.

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Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
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mothow Jul 21, 2012, 08:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 21, 2012, 09:04pm EDT

 
>> Re: Video problems getting weirder!
Corsair H80 and i keep on it on low most of the time.Awesome cooler imho.Thermaltakes FRIO is great to.But i like the H80 it gives me plenty of room for my ram and ram cooler

Im gonna be selling my P8Z68-V Pro and 2600K most likely.The Asus P8Z77-V Pro is an awesome board.I like It just a little more than the P8Z68-V Pro that it replaced.

Or i might keep the 2600K and P8Z68-V Pro and sell my Q6600(775 socket) with 2x2gbs of G skill DDR2 1000 / Asus P5N-D SLI and a 9800GTX+ 512mb in a orignal Coolermaster 690 w/window.I just need to get some exrta cash together to recoup some of my losses for the 3570K and the P8Z77-V Pro

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1538/pg1/xigmatek-dark-k...ction.html

Looking at getting that if i keep my 2600K and P8Z77-V Pro

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