Re: @Stephen 2 If they really want to help video creators
Youtube used to be really great, when it was actually Youtube, and they made as I recall, a real profit from it.
Then Google bought it, and it's been an idiotic ride into dumbfuckness and "Google Add Land" ever since.
Seriously, without add blocking, I would not even touch it, basically because the never ending "targetted behavioural advertising" based upon what you click on in the search results, the scanning of your emails, and things you look at on Youtube etc....
It's like "Uhhhhh fuck off."
For the last few months, it's been the Google cum Yahoo - "Give us your REAL first and last name - so we can add them to your channel."
To which I decline, as I do every time, as I am happy to be a nobody watching the odd vid, instead of having a "face book style friends list", - and I bailed them up over this, as in how many times to I have to be asked, and how many times do I have to say NO, before these fucking idiots get it.
That fucking corporate moron bullshit mentality - came with Google Buzz - "Yeah lets just show the whole world + dog, who all your email contacts are." - without asking you and without your consent.
I mean just how fucking stupid do you have to be to do THAT?
And now on Youtube, these fucking idiots are pulling the same automated stupidity.....
"Oh you mean saying NO once wasn't enough?"
I mean Youtube is good, compared to the mindless crap on TV, bought to use by mindless and stupid Australian executives, as they all start to go insolvent, because the consumers are walking....
But it's only good, as a research medium or as a entertainment service, if you have FAST video streaming...
On slow connections, it's low definition and save for off line viewing.
Speaking of which, for those of us who have SLOW connections, why in the fuck have the IDIOTS in Google / Youtube, never set the speed, so that if one has SLOW connections or limited data, that if people only want a 240kb quality of data connection / video quality - that the lowest default connection is always 360, and people always have to RESWITCH the video down to a 240kbs speed.....
And the idiots who run Youtube / Google - don't "get it"..
"Yeah, it appears that YouTube has taken it on themselves to decide that "low quality" is 360p, and offered no provision to set that default to 240p. And again the "product team" forces users to find and install third party plugins and user scripts just to do what YouTube *should* do."
"Youtube used to have an option that users can automatically play the highest quality videos, but it seems like they did permanently remove that feature due to bandwidth problems. It is indeed pain in the ass to change the video quality for every youtube video and the re-buffer the whole file. This plugin is so easy to use and does its job. Thank you so much for making this! 5/5"
SmartVideo For YouTube
YouTube video quality manager
Stop YouTube Autoplay.