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Youtube connection speed slow and frequent buffering.

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Firefox 72.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.2.

The issue start yesterday (2020-01-15). Youtube video start frequent pausing for buffering, which I don't experience for a long long time. In the past, only 8K videos require a bit longer start time. 4K and below are quite responsive when I move back and forth. However it changed starting yesterday.

I tried with Chrome and Safari with "stats for nerds" and notice a huge difference on connection speed between Firefox and the other 2 browsers.

Attached result in following order: Firefox, Chrome, Safari.

I tried multiple videos and results are similar.

Firefox 72.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.2. The issue start yesterday (2020-01-15). Youtube video start frequent pausing for buffering, which I don't experience for a long long time. In the past, only 8K videos require a bit longer start time. 4K and below are quite responsive when I move back and forth. However it changed starting yesterday. I tried with Chrome and Safari with "stats for nerds" and notice a huge difference on connection speed between Firefox and the other 2 browsers. Attached result in following order: Firefox, Chrome, Safari. I tried multiple videos and results are similar.
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Chosen solution

The problem seems to go away this morning. So it very likely is YouTube issue.

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Chosen Solution

The problem seems to go away this morning. So it very likely is YouTube issue.

The problem seems to go away this morning. So it very likely is YouTube issue.
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