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    Default Youtube's neverending white ring

    Okay, YT works fine at my house but I am at my Grandad's desperate to watch some videos. Every 5 or 10 seconds the video stops and gives me the white ring.

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    Sounds like a slow Internet connection, does he have dial-up?

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    No, He has a BTHomehub. That's for people who are from England, anyone else won't know what that is.

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    The white ring? the buffering ring?

    As far as I know, the buffering ring is totally normal if your computer sucks at buffering BEFORE the vid starts and does it during parts of the vid.. XD

    I dunno what you mean by neverending though, but it's probably bad internet.

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    I think it's the slowness of the internet. It's fine at my mum's.

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    I think it's a YouTube problem, because I have a very fast Internet connection, but only half the times do YouTube videos actually buffer completely without stopping. I don't know for sure, though. :/
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    The issue is usually on YouTube's end (assuming your computer runs even decently) as their server is having to deliver the stream of video to millions of people at the same time... it takes as much for them to show you the video as it does for you to load it. Even on the fastest of computers YouTube is sometimes slow, it depends on how much stress is on their server at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanLuc Pika-Q View Post
    The issue is usually on YouTube's end (assuming your computer runs even decently) as their server is having to deliver the stream of video to millions of people at the same time... it takes as much for them to show you the video as it does for you to load it. Even on the fastest of computers YouTube is sometimes slow, it depends on how much stress is on their server at any given time.
    I never would have thought of that.

    Well, anyway... you should trust JeanLuc, i'm absolutely sure he's right about that one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanLuc Pika-Q View Post
    The issue is usually on YouTube's end (assuming your computer runs even decently) as their server is having to deliver the stream of video to millions of people at the same time... it takes as much for them to show you the video as it does for you to load it. Even on the fastest of computers YouTube is sometimes slow, it depends on how much stress is on their server at any given time.
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    Occasionally, I would get the buffering ring over the video, while it was playing. The videos didn't stop, and the ring didn't disappear even if I let it load completely before playing or reloaded the page. It just went around for the duration of the videos.

    I don't recall if anything fixed it because I would generally give up after a couple of reloads and see if I could find another version, and I don't remember any of the specific videos that did this.

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    Default Re: Youtube's neverending white ring

    Like everyone said it's most likely YouTube's fault. They are constantly testing and changing things on their site. Plus they've also had some server problems recently. It also could be your internet connection maybe having a hiccup or something.
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    Default Re: Youtube's neverending white ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Kthleen View Post
    Occasionally, I would get the buffering ring over the video, while it was playing. The videos didn't stop, and the ring didn't disappear even if I let it load completely before playing or reloaded the page. It just went around for the duration of the videos.

    I don't recall if anything fixed it because I would generally give up after a couple of reloads and see if I could find another version, and I don't remember any of the specific videos that did this.
    When this happens, it means you're watching the video because it is loaded some in advance but the server is still having stress handling your request. Refreshing the page usually fixes it.

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