Monday, December 31, 2012


Am I the only one that has trouble with YouTube?

I have a decent FIOS connection. I get 2.5MB/s download speeds from And I have trouble watching videos sometimes in 360p. In Chrome. On my quad-core desktop with 8G of memory.

What. The. Hell.

I don't watch videos online because YouTube sucks so bad. Funny cat videos, programming discussions, none of it I watch.

And WHY doesn't it download an entire video? I get to watch things in HD in about twenty second chunks because that's all that YouTube will download. It takes me fifteen minutes to watch a three minute video. And that's if I stop and start it manually. If I don't do that I'll get a one-second chunk of video about every three seconds.

In 2001 I could pause a download and wait for it to queue enough to play through to the end. It makes me angry that we have apparently lost this technology.

YouTube, I hate thee.

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