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Now what's going on with YouTube?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm not having any problems with Dailymotion at all. In fact, I'm watching a Night Court episode right now as I type this, and the episode isn't having issues.
     
  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I honestly stopped using Dailymotion as a source for videos because now it just feels like a second YouTube, in terms of being fishbait for copyright and making those god-awful modifications to "get around" copyright. :rolleyes:
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think Dailymotion caught onto that looong ago, this isn't anything new. Like with YouTube, I've noticed various different videos disappearing altogether right and left for a couple of years.
     
  4. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Pretty much the main thing I find useful about Dailymotion at the moment is that a lot of people flock there for old episodes of game shows now. People used to post old copies of Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy!/The Newlywed Game/etc. on YouTube frequently back in the day until Sony and Viacom got onto everyone's accounts and blocked their videos. Shows how strict those jerks can be when it comes to episodes on YouTube.
     
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Sony I can respect, Viacom not so much.

     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, YouTube, for whatever reason, did bring back those tabs on the homepage for home, trending, and subscriptions, which is . . . well, it still makes accessing our subscriptions unnecessarily difficult, but at least it's back to being a one-click process instead of how they turned it into a two-click process.
     
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one noticing YouTube lately has been downgrading their videos to the lowest quality settings?
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It does that occasionally - I don't know if it's because of server issues or what, but it really can be quite an annoyance.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Now that I'm having to use Chrome for YouTube (I'm still using Opera for everything else; Chrome is kinda "sloppy" at everything else, for lack of better word), I can see now why Google kept trying to force everybody to switch to Chrome for YouTube, because not only do videos, in general, play a lot better and smoother in Chrome, but there's also some features available exclusively to Chrome that evidently aren't supported on other browsers, such as real-time notifications.

    Oh, and @antsamthompson9, I think I figured out a little work-around that annoyance of videos staying at the spot where you last watched whenever you go back to watch it again: if you're going to navigate away from the video, hit your back button instead of clicking onto or navigating to something else - I'm not sure why, but this seems to "trick" the video into sort of resetting the playhead position back to the beginning of the video when you go back to watch it again.
     
  10. Furball 8

    Furball 8 Member

    I've notice the same thing too, only on Firefox. I use Firefox for...well, everything, but youtube started getting glitchy on there a few months ago and hasnt really been smoothed out since. I thought it was just me having this issue.
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They keep denying it, but it's clearly Google is passive-aggressively trying to get people to switch to Chrome. Unfortunately, it's working.
     
  12. Furball 8

    Furball 8 Member

    I know right? Basically, anytime there is a clear problem with youtube, Google basically says its our fault, and we should use thier products, not third party browsers. I mean, really? I've got a 25Mbps connection, and at times youtube cant even playback properly at 144p on firefox.
     
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Of course Google is forcing us to use Chrome against our will. It's Google! They're Gods and we HAVE to worship them! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Furball 8

    Furball 8 Member

    Soon they'll come out with Google Altar™. Worship your evil search engine lords from the cloud.
     
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  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You win the internet today.
     
  16. Furball 8

    Furball 8 Member

    Yay! I win the internet...and yet once one realizes the internet is basically comprised of Trump tweets, cat videos, and horrible minecraft fanart...somehow I feel like I've lost.
     
  17. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Active Member

    I found myself switching over to Chrome when YouTube on Firefox just wouldn't load anymore. Personally, I'm glad I switched. It feels a lot faster, and I can definitely use a fast browser on my slow 5 year old PC.
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Hey! Cat videos are amazing!
     

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