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does this mean lossless videos?
No such thing, not even on your TV.
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I'd rather they take their $100M and use it instead of having pre-, mid-, and post-video ads.
    
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I could see this eventually leading to subscription type things. Haven't read the article yet, and don't have time, but from what is shown in the OP, that's what it seems like it could do.
I doubt it. Google lives off of ads. For example, every google search you do is free, but there are ads. Every google product is usually free+ads.

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Youtube still struggles to load the videos it has. Maybe they should spend money getting better servers first.
I have never had a problem at all. Even when I'm downloading 5-6 720p vids at once, I'm limited by my 6mbps connection rather than youtube servers. Now, it's not the fastest connection, but it means I have no problem live streaming any 1 video (possible 4K exception).

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I'd rather they take their $100M and use it instead of having pre-, mid-, and post-video ads.
It's not youtube per say. The video uploader can put in ads provided by youtube. The more hits their video gets, the more money goes to the uploader. Google, to my knowledge, doesn't force ads on anyone in youtube vids, they just gave uploaders incentive to want them.
    
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Youtube still struggles to load the videos it has. Maybe they should spend money getting better servers first.
Youtube seems to suck at streaming 240/360. With me that streams slower then it plays, but if I set it too 480 it streams super fast..
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I doubt it. Google lives off of ads. For example, every google search you do is free, but there are ads. Every google product is usually free+ads.



I have never had a problem at all. Even when I'm downloading 5-6 720p vids at once, I'm limited by my 6mbps connection rather than youtube servers. Now, it's not the fastest connection, but it means I have no problem live streaming any 1 video (possible 4K exception).



It's not youtube per say. The video uploader can put in ads provided by youtube. The more hits their video gets, the more money goes to the uploader. Google, to my knowledge, doesn't force ads on anyone in youtube vids, they just gave uploaders incentive to want them.
True, but I foresee them eventually giving a 'Get rid of ads for only $xx.xx/month!' I'm sure even if they did something like that, it wouldn't be totally unreasonable.
 
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It's not youtube per say. The video uploader can put in ads provided by youtube. The more hits their video gets, the more money goes to the uploader. Google, to my knowledge, doesn't force ads on anyone in youtube vids, they just gave uploaders incentive to want them.

As a partner I can confirmed this. It is encouraged because youtube does take a percentage of the money made.

Some youtubers now make a living and make upwards $1 million/year because of this.
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It's not lossless
In fact the quality at 4k is not even that good

I'd rather have lossless or higher quality 1080p than lossy 4k
I agree. I'm repeatedly disappointed in the "1080p" videos on youtube. They look worse than a standard resolution 480p DVD image blown up to full screen on a 1080p monitor. The video compression and decoding methods they use destroy video quality.
    
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True, but I foresee them eventually giving a 'Get rid of ads for only $xx.xx/month!' I'm sure even if they did something like that, it wouldn't be totally unreasonable.
Would not surprise me, except I bet they will have some "inline" ads like a normal TV channel that you can't get rid of, like Hulu. Otherwise, adblockers for youtube would really hurt.
    
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I like how the banner up top was "google adworks"
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Adblock > video ads.
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