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Click pause. Same thing.

No. The video still downloads.
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Well I don't know then, but for me it works as expected, it stops buffering.

EDIT: I am using the Flash player, not HTML5 because it doesn't work for all videos in Firefox, so maybe they the buggered HTML5 version.
EDIT 2: Tried in Chrome with HTML5 player - video stops buffering as expected when pausing.
EDIT 3: Tried in IE, video keeps buffering.

OK I dunno! Buggy it seems.

Exactly, it stops the buffering, which means when you have paused it, the video must still be downloading.
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Well I don't know then, but for me it works as expected, it stops buffering.

It stops buffering after some arbitrary point past where you paused. This is bad because you can't pause the video to buffer the whole thing instead of having to stop and wait every 10 seconds due to Youtube's extreme slowness. Pausing and stopping the download should never be a combined feature.
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It stops buffering after some arbitrary point past where you paused. This is bad because you can't pause the video to buffer the whole thing instead of having to stop and wait every 10 seconds due to Youtube's extreme slowness. Pausing and stopping the download should never be a combined feature.

That's true and it annoys me. (I have slow internet)
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I thought I was the only one who is experiencing slow videos on youtube. At some point, I blame my internet but then again, it maybe just youtube having problem with their server or something. I feel a bit glad right now.
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Cheers for the info. I know I clicked it once but no idea what it did.
I still dont get the idea, if I can watch a vid, why would I check thumbnails?

Ever seen an attractive girl on a thumbnail of a video that you just wanna well...you know....stare at,which you just can't seem to find in the video or get it right at that second? That's why.
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Well I don't know then, but for me it works as expected, it stops buffering.

EDIT: I am using the Flash player, not HTML5 because it doesn't work for all videos in Firefox, so maybe they the buggered HTML5 version.
EDIT 2: Tried in Chrome with HTML5 player - video stops buffering as expected when pausing.
EDIT 3: Tried in IE, video keeps buffering.

OK I dunno! Buggy it seems.

Yes. It appears the substitute for the stop download now is: When a user pauses the video it stops buffering, previously it would still keep buffering (common use of this was to allow the video to buffer completely before watching to avoid stuttering, better for slow connections).
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post #36 of 107
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Oh google...

For those that don't get it, the feedback link on youtube goes to a fake error page which you can see by the URL. If you shorten it to the real one it works fine.

Just goes to show that they really don't care what you think, they are doing what they think is best, or what they think you want...

Don't be ridiculous. The feedback system is JavaScript enabled - for browsers without JS, it will redirect to that link.

I have javascript enabled. That's the thing. Hovering over the "send feedback" link, firefox shows that URL before I even click on it.
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No. The video still downloads.
Exactly, it stops the buffering, which means when you have paused it, the video must still be downloading.

Buffering is the same thing as downloading, at least in this context.
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I have javascript enabled. That's the thing. Hovering over the "send feedback" link, firefox shows that URL before I even click on it.

It works. Try clearing your cache.
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Cheers for the info. I know I clicked it once but no idea what it did.
I still dont get the idea, if I can watch a vid, why would I check thumbnails?

Ever seen an attractive girl on a thumbnail of a video that you just wanna well...you know....stare at,which you just can't seem to find in the video or get it right at that second? That's why.
Hm I guess I must have done something wrong cause I never had that issue. But I will try hard to reproduce the scenario you mentioned.
I might ask a mate who is professional YT watcher .- he knows nearly every vid and will teach me.
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That's true and it annoys me. (I have slow internet)
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I thought I was the only one who is experiencing slow videos on youtube. At some point, I blame my internet but then again, it maybe just youtube having problem with their server or something. I feel a bit glad right now.

I have fast internet, fast enough to stream multiple 1080p videos at once, however during certain parts of the day (I assume high traffic hours) Youtube throttles the download speed so much that videos are completely unwatchable (1-2 hours to load a 10-30 minute video).

There's a couple Chrome extensions (also available for other browsers) that I use which mitigate some of the issues but I'm not sure if it's alright to post the links here, so go ahead and PM me if you want them.
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post #40 of 107
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No. The video still downloads.
Exactly, it stops the buffering, which means when you have paused it, the video must still be downloading.

Huh? Buffering the video is the same as downloading it......What you on about man? Literally, when I click pause, the buffering bar stops. This means the video is NOT downloading... So clearly the feature is bugged if its not working for everyone.
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It stops buffering after some arbitrary point past where you paused. This is bad because you can't pause the video to buffer the whole thing instead of having to stop and wait every 10 seconds due to Youtube's extreme slowness. Pausing and stopping the download should never be a combined feature.

I agree that's a problem and I thought the same thing.

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I have javascript enabled. That's the thing. Hovering over the "send feedback" link, firefox shows that URL before I even click on it.

Me too, but that's the whole point. If you click on the link and it fails to execute the code responsible for showing the dynamic feedback window on the page, its a fallback by Google to redirect you to that page, otherwise the code cancels the navigation.
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