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Ericdjensen

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So far it's limited to 1080p, which is obviously fine

Still, it'd be nice to see some evidence that it's necessary for all of these companies to be doing this
 
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jerwin

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I'm watchhing a video right now, at 1080p. The Connection Speed reported in Stats for Nerds is 33939 kbs... So the worldwide gimping apparently has yet to take place.

Many of the videos I'm interested in are programming and CAD related. They are illegible at low resolutions.
 

Marli

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Still 4K here for YT. I havent seen any slow down with the network so far, Can still max out the 100Mb connection.
 

jerwin

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so, I never saw the rise of skywalker in theatres. I'd like to. It's coming out for the home market in April.

Now, Bezos wants me to preoder the amazon prime video version and does not offer the bluray yet.

So, can I risk ordering the streaming version and having to settle for a crap resolution? Or should I look for a vendor that stocks the disc?

I was contemplating the stream of Emma, as well. 20 bucks is a bit rich for a 480p stream.
 

macduke

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Love watching all the internet man-children cry about their streaming video quality while hospitals are filling up and people are dying off and our economy is tanking.

When I was a kid, I had to watch videos in 480p uphill both ways in the snow! And we liked it!

Can't imagine you people when the actual crap hits the fan.
 

jerwin

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When I was a kid, I had to watch videos in 480p uphill both ways in the snow! And we liked it!
You also had these.

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IPPlanMan

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Love watching all the internet man-children cry about their streaming video quality while hospitals are filling up and people are dying off and our economy is tanking.

When I was a kid, I had to watch videos in 480p uphill both ways in the snow! And we liked it!

Can't imagine you people when the actual crap hits the fan.

Where is the actual proof that taking these measures on streaming video quality is necessary?
 

MrMichaelJames

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so, I never saw the rise of skywalker in theatres. I'd like to. It's coming out for the home market in April.

Now, Bezos wants me to preoder the amazon prime video version and does not offer the bluray yet.

So, can I risk ordering the streaming version and having to settle for a crap resolution? Or should I look for a vendor that stocks the disc?

I was contemplating the stream of Emma, as well. 20 bucks is a bit rich for a 480p stream.

Don't order disney blurays from amazon. They are still having a fight and amazon is not the place to get them. Order them on best buy or target or walmart instead. https://www.target.com/p/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-target-exclusive-4k-uhd/-/A-79368889
 
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laz232

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At a café near you
"YouTube already limits the quality of video based on the strength of a user's internet connection."

I see ignorance of technology and linguistics is contageous... it used to just be (older) politicians that could be forgiven for misusing words and concepts, describing the internet as being like "a collection of tubes" - but now M5M is talking about internet connection strength....
Apart from that, I feel that 1080p/30Hz is fine.
 
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nylonsteel

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hey youtube - you used to be good - now you're ruined evrything with your nuisance ads everywhere
yeah your so called 720p hd quality - was not hd in the first place
so now you throttle down to 144p - i'm not surprised...
 

aaronhead14

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Ridiculous. YouTube is already the most compressed and bitstarved streaming platform there is, and now they’re lowering the quality even more?! They should increase the bitrate of their streams to get up to par with other sites, not decrease it.
 
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jjudson

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Which bit of the very first sentence "YouTube will begin reducing the quality of its videos for users around the world starting today." are you having a problem with?

Selfish Americans don't consider us part of all that... What part of THAT sentence are you having a problem with?
 

recoil80

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Capping the home data plans would also help tremendously. Don’t you agree?

I prefer unlimited data plan at home with bandwidth reduction than having a data cap. It is ok for mobile, but at home you sometimes need to download stuff like os updates, or backup your files on the cloud etc.

so, I never saw the rise of skywalker in theatres. I'd like to. It's coming out for the home market in April.

Now, Bezos wants me to preoder the amazon prime video version and does not offer the bluray yet.

So, can I risk ordering the streaming version and having to settle for a crap resolution? Or should I look for a vendor that stocks the disc?

I was contemplating the stream of Emma, as well. 20 bucks is a bit rich for a 480p stream.

Is it possibile to download the movie so you can enjoy it at maximum quality?
The download speed could be slower than usual, but at least you could have the movie on device and be sure to play it at 4K
 
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lunarworks

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Love watching all the internet man-children cry about their streaming video quality while hospitals are filling up and people are dying off and our economy is tanking.

When I was a kid, I had to watch videos in 480p uphill both ways in the snow! And we liked it!

Can't imagine you people when the actual crap hits the fan.
You had 480p? I'm impressed. I had 480i.
 
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JBGoode

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Love watching all the internet man-children cry about their streaming video quality while hospitals are filling up and people are dying off and our economy is tanking.

When I was a kid, I had to watch videos in 480p uphill both ways in the snow! And we liked it!

Can't imagine you people when the actual crap hits the fan.

480p? You were a lucky kid. I’m not sure what the resolution was, but I could have counted the pixels on the TV I had to watch. I could see them from several feet away. We’ve definitely come a long way.
 
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jerwin

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I prefer unlimited data plan at home with bandwidth reduction than having a data cap. It is ok for mobile, but at home you sometimes need to download stuff like os updates, or backup your files on the cloud etc.

Is it possibile to download the movie so you can enjoy it at maximum quality?
The download speed could be slower than usual, but at least you could have the movie on device and be sure to play it at 4K

er, my home infrastructure doesn't support hdmi 2.2. I'd have to replace my TV, my computer, and my stereo (and get new ultra bluray player).
 
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