I've noticed a new problem with Soundcloud that started within the past month or two, and I've been using Soundcloud for years, almost from the beginning I believe.
I'm getting a bad stuttering when I click on the waveform players for tracks. It sounds like a buffering issue where the track is not downloading fast enough to track the clicks I make on the waveform - whereas historically, I've never had this problem with the site. One of the pluses of SC is that the tracking was always fast enough to scan through tracks to get a feel for whether I like it or not.
The longer the track is - a full DJ set for instance - the worse the problem is, which made me think that it was a buffering issue, that the sets were no longer downloading fast enough to keep up.
However - tonite I tested to see whether I had the same problem when I used the player strip that is on the *bottom* of the page .. and I do not. When I use the strip on the bottom of the track to scan through the track, there is no buffering issue and no stuttering, even on long DJ sets.
Note that I do not have any real multimedia problems with other sites of this nature, using the same laptop, same browser, same everything. Just SC. Just recently. And ONLY with the waveform player.
Relevant system specs:
- Win 10
- Firefox 41.0.1