I am primarily a Windows user. I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04 using Wubi and I've noticed that Youtube is much slower on Ubuntu than it is on Windows in the same network... Like a LOT slower. I find that Windows typically loads 720p faster than Ubuntu does 240p, and sometimes even 144p isn't fast enough. I know this shouldn't be a problem, but unfortunately - being fairly new to Linux - I lack the technical expertise to solve this issue. I've already tried HTML5 with no observable results, but the problem persists independent of what browser I'm using. If anyone has a solution, I would much appreciate a noob-friendly explanation.
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