I have never been able to stream in HD without severe buffering

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#1  Edited By fearofthesky

Hey. So no matter what I have tried, I have never, ever been able to stream from the GB player in HD, only in High or below. This has gotten very frustrating lately and has stopped me from watching many Premium videos (ones without Youtube option) due to hating watching in SD. I've tried using other browsers and clearing caches, but still cannot work out what it is. I usually use Chrome but have tried Firefox too.

My internet is fibre to the premises, and my speed tier is 100 down, 20 up, and can watch youtube and netflix at 4K with no issues at all, so I can confidently say my internet speeds are not the issue! GB is the only site that causes the issues.

Can anyone assist? Thanks.

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#2  Edited By cikame

While i don't suffer any issues on this PC i have noticed on other machines and tablets that the GB player is pretty demanding, it buffers on my tablet even on low quality.
I'm assuming your PC isn't 15 or more years old, i'm afraid i have no suggestions, it doesn't surprise me that someone's having issues with it.

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Tried turning on/off hardware acceleration? Also, is it the same with the youtube player on the site?

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@fearofthesky: I have this issue on my laptop. Have you tried using the Brave browser? That fixed it for me, hopefully it will for you.

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@cikame: Ah can't believe I forgot to put my specs in, it's an i5-6600K/16GB RAM/GTX1080.

@oursin_360: I haven't tried that! I'll have to look into that. how would I do it just for GB? The youtube player in the site works just fine.

@rorie: I tried it just now and yes! Exact same issue. Frequent buffering, every few seconds.