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You really think they spend the money to have people sitting around setting buffer points during highlight moments? As for some videos buffering and others not, they dedicate servers to more popular videos. You will have to buffer unpopular videos longer. They made a statement about it at one point.

Does anyone have a link to this? I personally have never experienced this behavior, when videos don't load for me it's all of them, popular or not.
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100 Mbit down here and always wondered why. YouTube JUST started loading videos last night after being unusable for a couple weeks. The only workaround I've managed to find to combat the load issue with large videos such as documentaries or very long mixes, is using a discovery download program like JDM to grab the original source files.
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Everyone should check out "Youtube Center" plugin. this thing is awesome.
I cant seem to find a youtube video on it, oddly enough, so I may make one, but check out the link below.
I may make a review of it or something if people want to know more. thumb.gif
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/114002
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You really think they spend the money to have people sitting around setting buffer points during highlight moments? .

As a matter of fact, I do. Someone needs to monitor the videos being uploaded for illegal content. Software can detect skin tones and flag a video without much human interaction, but the other videos that violate TOS still need to be dealt with.
Yahoo hired a guy to look at uploaded photos & videos - he nearly wanted to commit suicide from the **** he saw everyday.
American Airlines or maybe it was PanAm airlines hired prisoners as low cost customer service reps, till it was exposed on 60 minutes or some show. I would not be surprised if they have people in minimum security prisons doing this type of work.
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Or maybe the behavior is set to laggy at the parts people rewind to watch again.

Nah but really free stuff always gets trampled by money.
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Or maybe the behavior is set to laggy at the parts people rewind to watch again.

Nah but really free stuff always gets trampled by money.

Oversimplification, and in this case mostly inaccurate. You just have ISPs with their 99% profit rates, wanting to grab a bit more of the advertising pie that Google is making via the YT! streaming. They have no right to the money, but they can extort Google with bad customer experiences until they get money.

If you're a dune fan, think the politics of the spacing guild pre-MuadDib.
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The thing that gets me is that clearly the ISP's are to blame for the loading problems, yet Google continues to implement features that just make the problem worse and remove features that previously alleviated it somewhat, like pre-buffering and the stop download option to name a couple. You would think that Google would want to do everything in their power to make the problem go away and, if impossible, communicate with their users to explain that Google is not at fault. Instead, they seem to be actively destroying their own service.
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The thing that gets me is that clearly the ISP's are to blame for the loading problems, yet Google continues to implement features that just make the problem worse and remove features that previously alleviated it somewhat, like pre-buffering and the stop download option to name a couple. You would think that Google would want to do everything in their power to make the problem go away and, if impossible, communicate with their users to explain that Google is not at fault. Instead, they seem to be actively destroying their own service.

1. Clearly, its painfully obvious to anyone paying attention that telecoms are abusing everyone.
2. Duh, you aren't there to watch the ads, they can't guarantee to people they are being seen / heard so they aren't worth as much.
3. See above.
4. Why on earth would you assume that? Google service isn't broken, the ISPs are broken.
5. Users do not care at all why something doesn't work, and nobody cares about the finger pointing game. Waste. Of. Energy.
6. They are actively building their revenue stream with technology which can be more successful at delivering you ads. What you might have meant to say was they are actively destroying their users experiences. Which, to some jaded minds might mean the same as saying they are getting better at forcing ads down their users throats.
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Interesting, I've never considered this before... I guess I'm just a little confused though. Youtube pays for X amount of bandwidth, isn't the cost for X variable predetermined by the ISP? Why does the popularity/demand for the website itself matter in terms of how much the bandwidth youtube needs costs...?

Did i skim too quickly and am completely off or am I making a reasonable argument here?
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Just a 68Mb connection here and never any problems with 1080 or 720.
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