At approximately 8pm Pacific Standard Time, I started experiencing YouTube Video loading issues on certain videos. Specifically, the HTML page loads fine, most of the time with thumbnail images, and even the SWF and/or HTML5 players load, but the actual video file never streams.
Yes, I have tried multiple web browsers, resetting cache and extensions, as well as another computer in the house. (and of course, the obligatory Router/Modem reboot.) In fact, other people and friends in my area are experiencing the same issues I describe. We are on Shaw Cablesystems (shaw.ca) here in Lantzville, BC, Canada; specifically V0R2H0 postal code.
I'm not here to complain or accuse any wrongdoing on either Google or Shaw's part; I'm simply inquiring as to other people having the same issue in case there's a backbone network or routing problem with YouTube's Content Distribution Network streaming certain videos.
This video works fine for me:
Strangely enough, another on his channel does not:
These videos below are the ones which don't load:
This is also posted on Google Product Forums here:
I don't think it's necessarily entirely a Shaw issue; but it seems people on Telus are unaffected. What I have noticed is that when you load a video page that won't play, instead of generating the videoplayer=X url request, it generates a "204 No Content" error, after failing loading the crossdomain.xml file from
As highlighted in the following forum post:
"Yes it has been resolved. The issue was the outbound gateway was being blocked by our ITC. gstatic has to be open."
Could it be a blocked address from a Shaw Gateway possibly? Just an idea...
I'm having the same issues from Vancouver.
http://r5---sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com/ seems to be the problematic url I'm trying to connect to.
Pinging that r5---sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com, I am dropping anywhere from 50 to 100% of the packets.
Here is my ping result.
PING r5.sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com (188.8.131.52): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=61 time=24.652 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=61 time=20.048 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=4 ttl=61 time=21.468 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=7 ttl=61 time=30.654 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 8
Request timeout for icmp_seq 9
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=10 ttl=61 time=15.025 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=11 ttl=61 time=21.650 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 12
Request timeout for icmp_seq 13
Request timeout for icmp_seq 14
Request timeout for icmp_seq 15
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=16 ttl=61 time=19.945 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=17 ttl=61 time=17.031 ms
These are the same results for the following URLs:
Running a traceroute on these URLs seems to choke on this hop: tl15vt.vc.shawcable.net (18.104.22.168)
For the http://r3---sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com/ and http://r4---sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com/, I did not drop any packets pinging them. Running a traceroute on them shows they do not go through tl15vt.vc.shawcable.net (22.214.171.124), but they go through 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52).
So whatever youtube URL that has to go through 184.108.40.206 seems to be the issue. Connecting through a proxy I can access these same videos that won't play without the proxy, further evidence that it's a routing issue.
So please, any Shaw support, please forward this to your network team to verify what I'm saying and get the appropriate engineers to fix this issue.
Update: 1:00 PM PT
Issue has been replicated and escalated to our Network Operations team. Thank you for your examples, at this time no further examples are required. We will keep you updated here in this thread with our progress towards resolving this issue.
Thank you for your patience.
Previous post (examples no longer required):
Please forward me your examples by email and to this address HERE.
Copy and paste the template below in to your email:
Info required Response 1
Location / Account #
LAN Setup ( Bridged or Router Mode)
Type Of Connection
(Wired or Wireless)
4 Number of PC/Laptop Connections 5 What is your current actual speed? (http://www.speedtest.net) 6 Description of issue / error message(s): 7
When did the issue begin?
8 Describe details of YouTube video streamed (e.g. HD 720/1080p, length in hours/minutes, video name/URL) 9
How long did buffering occur? (hours/minutes/second)
10 Did you encounter buffering other than on YouTube? (Please specify)
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speed 19.61 = download .48 = upload
error message = video will not load. video stays black then "An error occurred, please try again later. LEARN MORE"
Began Sept 8 or 9th 2013
Some YouTube videos will load while others will not, no matter how many times Ive rebooted, unplugged my router, cleared cache/cookies. Still the same videos will not load for a couple of days, while others will work. Exactly the same problem as the original post by kirashi. But the videos that he posted that wont load for him, will load for me.
videos that do not load will say on bottom of loading screen-
"waiting for r4---sn-ni5f-t8gl.c.youtube.com...."
error message "won't load"
Began sept 9th 2013
Any quality of video and especially videos that are longer than 5 minutes won't work, as they will just buffer until a error message occurs, while those under will occasionally work. Done everything I can think of, and yet, still have the same problems.
wont work -