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Downloads are taking much longer...

CipherHost

Experienced
Anyone else seeing a huge increase in the time it takes to download internet content with programs like youtube-dl or Any Video Converter? Two days ago I was able to download a 40 minute video in about 2-3 minutes. Now it takes over an hour and a half. Rebooted all my devices. Any ideas?
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Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
Anyone else seeing a huge increase in the time it takes to download internet content with programs like youtube-dl or Any Video Converter? Two days ago I was able to download a 40 minute video in about 2-3 minutes. Now it takes over an hour. Rebooted all my devices. Any ideas?
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Looks like a problem at several ISP's in your area or where the server is located.

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mj3

Member
what speed are you supposed to be getting from your provider? Is that speed over WiFi or wired speed?
 

Greg Ferguson

Fractal Fanatic
Anyone else seeing a huge increase in the time it takes to download internet content with programs like youtube-dl…
Something else to check is whether youtube-dl is current. YouTube doesn't really want us downloading the content, so they'll do things that slow or break youtube-dl, then the developers will find a way around it and update.

youtube-dl --update is your friend.
 

CipherHost

Experienced
@mj3 - That's my WiFi speed. It's what I've always been using. Don't know how to check for what @Toopy14 found, but thanks for that info. @Greg Ferguson - I checked for updates for both applications. Maybe they have not come up with a work around yet. It just started last night. I used youtube-dl -U. I think it does the same thing? It has corrected problems in the past.
youtube-dl is up-to-date (2021.06.06)
Thanks everyone!
 
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CipherHost

Experienced
Called Spectrum. First they sent a "reset" signal to my Modem. No effect. Second call I spoke with a person! :) He said I had "outside signals". Tech is coming tomorrow. We'll see.
 

CipherHost

Experienced
Just had Spectrum here. I do need to get a newer router. Mine is old. He hooked up a newer router and my speed test jumped to 250 Mbps. But even after the tech replaced a few connectors and with the new router, same slow download speed on YT. Looks like YT somehow put some kind of governor on downloads. I can get 1.8 Mbps downloading a FB video with youtube-dl, but only 40 Kbps on YT. Anyone else finding the same thing in their part of the world?
 

Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
youtu.be/Vlzk9989dzg

So I use this Firefox plugin;

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which allows me to download a 720p MP4 video. If I try and download a 1080p video, YouTube throws up this message;

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It says I can't download 720p, but I can.

As for the download speed, it's 5.1 MB/sec and it took less than 10 seconds.

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As for my Internet connection. I'm on DSL and pay for 50/10 Mbps, which is pretty close to what I get on the download side. I exceed it on the upload side. I'm a couple kilometres away from the CO, so hitting 50 Mbps down is a stretch...I come close once in a while. Here are the results for a wired connection.

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la noise

Fractal Fanatic
I have used and love the Firefox browser for years now.

Knock on wood----seems to eliminate a lot of issues people experiencing running
other browsers by the evil mega-conglomerates. ;)
 

Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
@Toopy14 - Thank you so much. I downloaded FireFox and the extension. Now I'm back to 1.8 Mbps like I was before. Now I just need to get a new router! You're the best!

You're welcome! Glad I could help. :)

I'm still using the Axe-II, so about all I can do is lurk the forum and help where I can or post silly things in the lounge!
 
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