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While watching videos if the video starts buffering at 360p , I switch to 240p and it still buffers.But if I switch to 480p it doesn't.
How come? I'm connected directly to a router so signal variation should not be an issue.

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Could you please share the link? And which OS / browser? – Peter L. Feb 16 '13 at 19:46
Just a guess, but maybe the video is natively 480p, so it doesn't need any conversions if you view it in that resolution. – martineau Feb 16 '13 at 20:12
@peter There is no particular video and this happens on all desktop platforms I have tried. I used chrome for all of them – agovizer Feb 16 '13 at 23:28

For improved buffering of 480p videos on YouTube try enabling the YouTube HTML5 Video Player at this link.

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