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#1 Jim Foster

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

For several months YouTube videos have been very slow. Other video sites download just fine. I can watch streaming video on Hulu in the highest definition. I have the latest flash player and the latest version of Firefox. The YouTube videos don't want to start, and when they do, they will download a short time and stop. Hitting "refresh" will sometimes get them started again, but they seldom download to completion.

I went to the YouTube forum, and others seem to have the same problem.

The video that Monks just posted on vimeo.com downloaded without a hitch.

How about you?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

I've noticed a problem with YouTube freezing or not starting in the first place when I view videos in HD (sometimes labeled "HQ" on YouTube). Switching to standard resolution will often get them going. Once started, I can often switch back to high def with no further problems. Weird.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

It was mentioned in the similar thread on GWTW, another option is to actually download the videos from YouTube.

There are a couple of available addons for Firefox which do this, or you can also use this URL...

http://keepvid.com/

With the Firefox addon I use and KeepVid both, you can download ANY resolution that's available on YouTube. ;)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

It was mentioned in the similar thread on GWTW, another option is to actually download the videos from YouTube.

There are a couple of available addons for Firefox which do this, or you can also use this URL...

http://keepvid.com/

With the Firefox addon I use and KeepVid both, you can download ANY resolution that's available on YouTube. ;)


John

Yesterday Mike Kory suggested using HTML5 rather than Flash. It seems a little better.

I have been using Download Helper with Firefox. I will try your suggestions.
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