1. cs_90's Avatar
    Hey everyone I am experiencing this problem in my Android Phone (Honor 6x). The video wont play at full speed and keeps pausing and loading, also if I try to buffer it by leaving it paused for some time it wont buffer leaving me with the same problem.

    I tried these browsers Firefox, Chrome, CM Browser and the problem persist.

    I am not experiencing this problem for youtube only some video streaming sites like watchseries.to which runs fine on my PC.
    07-15-2017 06:53 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What speed is your internet at? Does this happen on both your cell internet and wifi?
    07-15-2017 10:05 AM
  3. cs_90's Avatar
    Hey. I have 4mbps plan and it only occurs for some websites if I download something from other website, it downloads at full speed on my handset.

    If I use those websites (which are streaming at slow speed on my handset) from my pc then they run at full speed and they also buffer.
    07-16-2017 08:52 AM
  4. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    You may not actually be using the same server or protocol between the phone and a PC. Phone browsers may kick in an "m" site which works differently than a full PC site would. You might check your current browser for a toggle between mobile and full.
    07-16-2017 09:37 AM
  5. cs_90's Avatar
    If you are talking about switching browser to desktop mode I tried it but it didn't work. May be I didn't catch what you meant by 'full'.

    Also I tried downloading the episode from the website and unfortunately it downloads at the lower inconsistent speed. I tried downloading a dummy file and it downloaded at full speed.

    I don't understand why is this happening is there a way to run it at same speed as it runs on my pc and also buffer it.
    07-16-2017 01:21 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Hey. I have 4mbps plan and it only occurs for some websites if I download something from other website, it downloads at full speed on my handset.

    If I use those websites (which are streaming at slow speed on my handset) from my pc then they run at full speed and they also buffer.
    That "4mbps" connection is between you and your carrier. From there to the site you're downloading or streaming from is whatever it is at the moment. (And it can vary with the load on some router between you and the server - if there's some fast-breaking news, and one of the routers your connection goes through also handles a lot of traffic to a news site, you'll get a terrible connection until that news becomes yesterday's fish wrapper.)

    your PC uses your wifi connection - which I can guarantee doesn't enter the internet at the same place (or use the same path to any given site) as your data connection on your phone, so you're not only comparing apples to oranges, you're comparing apples to elephants. A data connection and a wifi connection can't be compared.

    If you could give us a lead to the site that you get the bad connection from, we could try it under various conditions to see what happens.

    Also, if you're in the US and using TMobile (I don't know if they play the same trick in other countries), they connect to video streaming sites at high speed, then stream the video at a much slower speed, saving them bandwidth - and giving you problems.

    Seeing that the sites buffer even in your PC, though ("buffering" means that you're watching the video faster that it's coming to you over the internet, so the device displays what it has, then waits to get more - just in case you're using the word "buffer" wrong, as a lot of people do), the path from your wifi (for the PC) and from your carrier (for a data connection) to the site is slow. There's nothing anyone can do about that. It's just how the internet works. It was designed to get the data there eventually, not immediately. (The original design was for email, and if an email is delayed by 10 minutes, or even by 10 days, it's not that critical. The internet was never designed for videos or immediate chat.)

    There is something you can try, but it's a lot of hassle on your part. Get internet service with another ISP, with a free <some number of days> trial. If that one isn't better, try another one. and so on, until you fiend either that one of them is useful or that none of them can get to the sites you want without delays. (You can't watch videos from a poor or overloaded server halfway around the world without buffering at best and disconnections at worst.)
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    07-16-2017 02:21 PM
  7. cs_90's Avatar
    watchseries.to is the site's name.

    Sorry but changing ISP is not something I am willing to do. But I would really appreciate a more feasible and practical solution.
    07-18-2017 02:53 AM

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