Anyone here use YouTube at 2160p?

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TridenT

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It seems like the streaming buffer rate for 2160p content is much lower than for 1080p content. With 1080p/720p content, I can easily burst to 60+mbit down. With 2160p content, it frequently struggles to even hit 20mbit. This causes a lot of buffering, stuttering, and dropped frames.

This is really annoying because 2160p is better quality than 1080p even when viewing it on a 1080p monitor. (Just because 2160p has higher bitrate)

I'm considering going back to 1080p if someone doesn't know of a fix... It's really disappointing that they can burst 1080p so much but not 2160p (where it actually matters more!).

EDIT: Hmm, seems I'm just getting slow DLs all across youtube now. What the heck?! :( I used to get 60mbit for some... :'( I'm on 150+mbit connection too. This is so sad.
 
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Lowered expect a SHENS!

What's with the shenanigans Laura Branigan? Sounds like your ISP or YouTube is cracking down and throttling your service due to you downloading too much YouPorn. Try other sites like speedtest.net and see if you're still capped. If yes then it's your ISP's series of tubes if no then it's the series of YouTubes.
 

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Monitor only does 1920x1200 and I watch in a window (half monitor or less) most of the time. I don't feel like paying for more than 10/1 either so not seeing the point.

Speaking of YouTube, I think they changed the buffering/replay system at YouTube recently. Noticed that the play bar doesn't reload from start if I replay a video -- it used to do this but they changed it to, I think, redownload with every play at some point.
 

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Heard they were looking into this had no idea it was available. Have an example of a video? I don't have the res to play it though but I'm just curious to see if it even plays. I have 50/30 with no cap. :D
 

Red Squirrel

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They're everywhere but... simple search. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRt4Duf7GoI

Hmmm yep they don't seem to work for me either. It "plays" but it's just green. The audio works fine though. Also did Youtube change back to flash? They seem to be flip flopping a lot lately. I prefer the look of the flash player though it's more streamlined than the bulky black/transparant html5 one.
 

TridenT

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Now it's bursting better... was going 5-7mbit. Just suddenly shot up to 33.
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TridenT

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Hmmm yep they don't seem to work for me either. It "plays" but it's just green. The audio works fine though. Also did Youtube change back to flash? They seem to be flip flopping a lot lately. I prefer the look of the flash player though it's more streamlined than the bulky black/transparant html5 one.

I only use the HTML5 one.
 

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I ended up getting a Vizio M 4k tv last week and tried the Youtube App 4k video streams. I don't think it's working though. My TV still reports 1080P. When I view Netflix 4k videos, it shows 2160P.. From what I read, YouTube uses a different compression codec. Still researching what's going on, I thought vizio supported both 4k codecs.
 

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I ended up getting a Vizio M 4k tv last week and tried the Youtube App 4k video streams. I don't think it's working though. My TV still reports 1080P. When I view Netflix 4k videos, it shows 2160P.. From what I read, YouTube uses a different compression codec. Still researching what's going on, I thought vizio supported both 4k codecs.

Vizio youtube app doesn't support 4k. You will need to use a computer or a separate box to see 4K youtube on the TV (Roku 4 support 4K youtube I believe).
 
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