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Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Ever since I got my "ADSL Infinity" here in a newly built house, YouTube lags on the 20 Mbps line every now and then. Speedtest.net comes easily with 20+Mbit, uploads are also OK, no downloads are running from my side, but in Youtube I can't really play anything that is not 720p (that goes well for some reason).

I'm assuming Swisscom the proxies prefer and cache only the 720p streams. I'd go a round with their IT Support, but I know the Tier1-2 folks are useless and I'm not willing to do the canossa of a full troubleshooting just yet.

Has anyone else met the same problem?
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Yes I have also the same problem. Videos on HD stall or simply don't start. Always have to go back to 720 p or less.
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Ever since I got my "ADSL Infinity" here in a newly built house, YouTube lags on the 20 Mbps line every now and then. Speedtest.net comes easily with 20+Mbit, uploads are also OK, no downloads are running from my side, but in Youtube I can't really play anything that is not 720p (that goes well for some reason).

I'm assuming Swisscom the proxies prefer and cache only the 720p streams. I'd go a round with their IT Support, but I know the Tier1-2 folks are useless and I'm not willing to do the canossa of a full troubleshooting just yet.

Has anyone else met the same problem?
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Old 10.04.2013, 17:07
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Yes I have also the same problem. Videos on HD stall or simply don't start. Always have to go back to 720 p or less.
I'm having problems with even 360p... have you ever complained about it yet?
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Well no. I thought it was a problem with utube and not with Swisscom
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Old 10.04.2013, 17:32
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

This is an issue with youtube.

They method that they cache and deliver streaming videos becomes dependent on the various (commonly much slower) hosts.

To overcome this, you can reject IPs that host at slow rates, and get the content directly from the source.

1. Click the Start button, type “cmd”, and right click the icon to ‘Run As Administrator’
You will likely see a UAC prompt, hit “Yes”
2. The command prompt window will open, this is where you will type in the commands to set your firewall rules
3. Enter the following command and hit Enter. If it works, you should see a big “OK”.
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netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="MITCHRIBARYTUBE" dir=inaction=block remoteip=173.194.55.0/24,206.111.0.0/16 enable=yes
If it works, you should see a big “OK”.

To reverse what you just did, and go back to the previous state, go back into the command prompt in the same way and run this command, hit Enter again:

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netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="MITCHRIBARYTUBE"
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Does not work. My PC is in German.
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This is an issue with youtube.

They method that they cache and deliver streaming videos becomes dependent on the various (commonly much slower) hosts.

To overcome this, you can reject IPs that host at slow rates, and get the content directly from the source.

1. Click the Start button, type “cmd”, and right click the icon to ‘Run As Administrator’
You will likely see a UAC prompt, hit “Yes”
2. The command prompt window will open, this is where you will type in the commands to set your firewall rules
3. Enter the following command and hit Enter. If it works, you should see a big “OK”.


If it works, you should see a big “OK”.

To reverse what you just did, and go back to the previous state, go back into the command prompt in the same way and run this command, hit Enter again:



Worked like a charm for me.
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Old 10.04.2013, 19:08
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Your cmd is wrong. it should be

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="MITCHRIBARYTUBE" dir=in action=block remoteip=173.194.55.0/24,206.111.0.0/16 enable=yes

http://pastebin.com/4SK0zsiA



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This is an issue with youtube.

They method that they cache and deliver streaming videos becomes dependent on the various (commonly much slower) hosts.

To overcome this, you can reject IPs that host at slow rates, and get the content directly from the source.

1. Click the Start button, type “cmd”, and right click the icon to ‘Run As Administrator’
You will likely see a UAC prompt, hit “Yes”
2. The command prompt window will open, this is where you will type in the commands to set your firewall rules
3. Enter the following command and hit Enter. If it works, you should see a big “OK”.


If it works, you should see a big “OK”.

To reverse what you just did, and go back to the previous state, go back into the command prompt in the same way and run this command, hit Enter again:



Worked like a charm for me.
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Old 10.04.2013, 19:19
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Your cmd is wrong. it should be

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="MITCHRIBARYTUBE" dir=in action=block remoteip=173.194.55.0/24,206.111.0.0/16 enable=yes

http://pastebin.com/4SK0zsiA
Thanks, if it worked then do as you posted.

I just copied the basics from the internets. On that note, I'm guessing one can change the 'rule name' from "MITCHRIBARYTUBE" to whatever name they want. Guess that the name just pays homage to the blogger who brought the knowledge forward to the general masses.

Big difference with youtube streaming though, well worth it if one's having problems
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

seems there has to be a space between "in" and "action"

rule name="MITCHRIBARYTUBE" dir=in action
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Old 10.04.2013, 20:04
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This is an issue with youtube.
... and I was looking tirelessly for the last 2-3 months of what's going on.

I spotted that now they don't buffer the full video but haven't found a switch to disable it.

I did some test runs with the script (btw source) and it seems to work fine.

Funny thing is that by Cablecom this is never an issue (maybe they route their YT traffic differently?).
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

Yes seems to work-tested it with this HD video




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... and I was looking tirelessly for the last 2-3 months of what's going on.

I spotted that now they don't buffer the full video but haven't found a switch to disable it.

I did some test runs with the script (btw source) and it seems to work fine.

Funny thing is that by Cablecom this is never an issue (maybe they route their YT traffic differently?).
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Old 10.04.2013, 20:12
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... and I was looking tirelessly for the last 2-3 months of what's going on.

I spotted that now they don't buffer the full video but haven't found a switch to disable it.

I did some test runs with the script (btw source) and it seems to work fine.

Funny thing is that by Cablecom this is never an issue (maybe they route their YT traffic differently?).
Correct--I guess it's not a youtube issue, rather an ISP issue. I'm not to fluent in internet technical stuff---but yeah, seems like it is the ISP.
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Re: Swisscom ADSL vs YouTube

two plugins to come around if the above script wouldn't work (which is sometimes the case)

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smartvideo-for-youtube-mytube/

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...aflmpcddinpjjp
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