Over the last 6 months twitch streaming quality has been degrading down to the point it is impossible to watch live streams. I used to be able to watch 1080+, then 720, then 480, and now I am relegated to 240p. Even at that I am getting a 2-3 second stutter every 4-5 seconds.
So then I switched to simply watching VOD's after a major tournament was over, that way I didn't have to deal with the lag. For the most part that worked. Now, VOD's as well are slow loading. Reminds me of watching a video in the 90's on 56k connection. Download a bit, watch until caught up, let buffer some more, repeat.
I have called Time Warner and raised hell multiple times. I have made it to the infamous Tier 4 support of Time Warner Cable, "the Nerd Gods", and they have pretty much told me it's not their fault. They tell me that they are not throttling, my connection is working just fine, and my trace route is absolutely normal for where I am trying to reach. They informed me that it is Twitch who is not allocating the proper amount of bandwidth from the Washington servers.
Judging from the amount of complaints from twitch users who have the same problem, I am inclined to believe TWC. I don't really care whose at fault here. I just want to watch the games I love and support the players who are competing.
Please Fix. Thanks.
Tracing route to cdn.justin.tv.c.footprint.net [184.108.40.206]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms READYSHARE [192.168.1.1]
2 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
3 23 ms 29 ms 23 ms cpe-76-189-48-1.neo.res.rr.com [220.127.116.11]
4 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms network-184-059-246-173.neo.rr.com [18.104.22.168]
5 18 ms 15 ms 15 ms network-065-029-001-032.midwest.rr.com [22.214.171.124]
6 33 ms 39 ms 39 ms ae10-0.cr0.dca20.tbone.rr.com [126.96.36.199]
7 31 ms 42 ms 31 ms 188.8.131.52
8 31 ms 33 ms 33 ms ge-7-1-6.pr0.chi10.tbone.rr.com [184.108.40.206]
9 45 ms 29 ms 30 ms vlan60.csw1.Washington1.Level3.net [220.127.116.11]
10 29 ms 31 ms 30 ms ae-62-62.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net [18.104.22.168]
11 37 ms 28 ms 28 ms ae-5-5.ebr2.Washington12.Level3.net [22.214.171.124]
12 32 ms 28 ms 29 ms ae-6-6.ebr2.Chicago2.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
13 28 ms 28 ms 30 ms 188.8.131.52
Anyone want to give this a shot: http://www.bananaconda.net/2013/05/how-to-fix-lag-on-twitchtv-vimeo-and.html
This thread should be kept to Time Warner customers only. We will hide any non-TWC posts.
You can start a new thread for your ISP if different.
Your proxy/VPN is routing you differently than straight through TWC. Thus, normal routing rules do not apply that may lead you to a choked bandwidth point.