07-26-2008, 09:36 AM
The past few months I've noticed that Youtube videos are stuttering horribly. This afternoon it seems like it takes 30 seconds to stream 5 seconds of content. It's not contention on my line because if I open iPlayer (BBC online content delivery) it streams beautifully at far higher resolutions, and the torrent-based download option will max out my 8-meg line in no time. Is Youtube struggling with bandwidth issues? Is it a geographical thing?