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I just went out and bought a more powerful router to be able to
watch videos on YouTube with out waiting for 15 seconds every 15
seconds. This us with the cable company's "high bandwidth"
connection. It was the cable company's suggestion to buy the new
router. I expect the cable company will
blame Youtube and the
buck will be passed on down the line until I am a gigantic heap of
choice-making capability with no money or kids and the fat owners
of all of those companies form a gigantic torus around the earth
made of fritos and babies. An alternative would be for someone to
create a remediation of YouTube that lowers their bandwidth so
that the essential information is there but you could watch it over a
dial up modem. I realize that the giant torus of fritos andbabies
would never permit this as it would threaten the integrity of the
attitude of their craft, but still, it could done on the sly, started by
a lean and hungry group of outcast teenage hackers and developed
on the international level by people who are not totally committed
to having their frito- eating babies become part of the cirporate
[Klaatu, Dec 18 2011]
||Select 240p when playing a video. Also, the mobile app for youtube on my phone automatically plays in low quality when I'm using 3g.
||Presumably there are browser plug-ins which force the lowest available resolution. The one I downloaded hasn't worked so far, though it does succeed in popping up an options menu (long since filled in) which annoyance is now in addition to having to manually select the video resolution size and then select it again if going for full-screen playing.
||I have a browser plugin (YousableTubeFix) which allows one to set the default quality on youtube, as well as optionally hiding all the junk around the video.
||And a capital "B" in "Borg", IF you don't mind.
||Nobody made you sign up with AOL ...
||You can set up your YouTube preferences to take into
account to "Never play higher-quality video". <link>