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Really slow speed connection in Youtube with Opera.

  • Hi, do you have any idea why with Opera I have always a really slow speed connection in Youtube? I have always to watch Yuotube videos with another browser (Firefox), with Opera most of the times is impossible. For example now with Opera I have an average speed of ~1600Kbps, but with Firefox I have a speed of ~12000Kbps. I have no problems with my internet connection, I think it's browser related, or something with Google tecnology, or compatibility, I don't know. I have not tried with Chrome.

    Here two examples:


  • Turbo or VPN enabled by chance? They may slow down the connection.

  • Turbo and vpn are disabled.

  • It may have a relation to DASH if you are on an unstable network. The technology buffers only the part of the video that you are watching and a little after it. It has many advantages but may cause playback issues for some.

    I am eager to know if you could replicate it with Chrome or another Chromium-based web browser.

  • I just checked with any video and what I got was:




    Both Opera and Chromium got more than 2 times the speed that Firefox got. Maybe because of the user of webm/vp9 instead of mp4/h264?

  • same issue here. Turbo and vpn disabled, Youtube loads videos in 144p. This only happens with Opera, any suggestions? The browser is up to date.

  • same issue here

    Where are the screen shots with the speeds?

    Youtube loads videos in 144p.

    This is a different issue.

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