For many other services including the videos that I host myself, the answer is pretty simple. However, Youtube and other services get very sophisticated, and that makes this actually a little bit hard to explain.
Youtube comments seem to bring out the absolute worst in humanity. I’ll explain the approach I’m taking to my Youtube videos.
Progress is wonderful but it can also be kind of painful. And personally, I feel your pain. Or more specifically, my pocketbook shares your pain. A megabit per second just isn’t what it used to be. But let’s look at what you can do before you start shelling out more money.
I would like to view YouTube without the stops and starts. What causes that and can it be corrected?
In the past few years, video has exploded. There are amazing statistics about the number of hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute.
With the proliferation of video-capable mobile devices, the explosion – both of video creation and video consumption – is continuing to grow.
As is some frustration.
It’s frustrating, to say the least, to have an online video playback play a little, pause, play a little more, then pause, then play a little more, then pause, then play a little more…
You get the idea. Heck, it was even frustrating to type, much less watch.
There are several reasons this type of playback behavior happens. I’ll cover a few of them, and a few ways you might work around it.