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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-06-02, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Discovery Channel and Akamai Streaming

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Lately I have been enjoying the watch.discoverychannel.ca stream which has all sorts of excellent shows. I find though, that even though I'm on a Rogers High Speed Extreme plan, the delivery stops about every 5 minutes, then continues about 5 minutes later. I can see that the content is being delivered from Akamai. I suspect it's not being throttled, but rather maybe Akamai's pipe is saturated (or Bell Media -owner of Discovery) maybe just hasn't subscribed to a large enough pipe to meet demand.

Anyone else have any difficulty with feeds from this site?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-06-02, 11:33 AM
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Do you have any browser plugins designed to capture and save Flash streams? If so, try removing them.
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None. Just using Chrome or IE. Only add-ins are Picasa Extension, WOT, and AvastEasy Pass.
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Your Flash up to date? I'm on Rogers too and played a couple of videos with no issues. Got a second PC you can test with?
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I had been having success earlier this month from my same box, but today it's stuttering again. Too bad - such great content, too.
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