#1 Edited by Branthog (5583 posts) -

I've had this problem for weeks and am about to give up. Stream, Progressive, HTML 5 playing is all very poor. Videos stop and start (buffering, presumably) almost non-stop. Play ten seconds or so, then hang for half a minute or more while loading, before playing more.

Youtube versions work fine.

GB channel on Roku takes a while, then loads just enough to watch between one and three seconds of video. Then it goes back to the loading screen, where it takes so long for the loading bar to fill up that I give up (after several minutes, at least).

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, TWiT, MOG, PLEX, TED, Machinima, REV3, and other channels all work fine.

Downloads via GB are unacceptably slow. A 1.08gb video will download between 60KBps and 80KBps, meaning a 1.08gb file (such as one Endurance Run episode) will take 4-5hrs. This happens on a 27/10mbps Comcast Business connection. This happens on Win7 and OSX. This happens on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and MSIE. This also happens via VPN, routing through Dallas or LA.

This problem is not common anywhere else.

This suggests it isn't an issue with browser, operating system, machine, available bandwidth, or (unless they're somehow performing some deep-packet VPN-encryption-busting inspection) ISP.

#2 Posted by Slag (4610 posts) -
#3 Edited by Branthog (5583 posts) -
#4 Posted by Slag (4610 posts) -

@branthog said:

@slag said:

I think this has mentioned before as a common problem with the GiantBomb video player?

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/bug-reporting-33/video-player-improvements-bug-reporting-1445663/#50

Ah, thanks. I didn't read that, because the title was just specific to streaming (which wouldn't apply to downloading), but if it's a limitation in the bandwidth of their CDN, that certainly explains the downloading, too.

no problem man, Sucks that's happening to you. Doesn't sound pleasant.