YouTube to downgrade resolution

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  1. esjones

    esjones Member

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    A note today in Engadget says that to reduce its load on the Internet, YouTube is going to default to standard resolution for some period of time. The article also says that this can be overridden in "settings."

    Question: Are these settings available in the TiVo app on our boxes? (I'm running a Roamio Pro with two Minis.)
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Can’t imagine anyone would want to override. That would be unpatriotic! :rolleyes: This amounts to voluntary rationing. The good will suffer while the selfish don’t.

    My understanding is they will not degrade resolution for YouTube TV. If they do, they better reduce the subscription cost!
     
  3. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Active Member

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    I don’t know if they downgraded the resolution on YouTubeTV last night or not, but on the Fox shows I watched last night on it, the PQ wasn’t very good.
     
  4. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    My understanding that this downrezzing was taking place in Europe but if you have info to the contrary...
     
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  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I've noticed that HBOGo has been having trouble with video quality and pausing the last couple weeks. Their system must not be able to handle the increased demand
     
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  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Others (e.g. Netflix) are doing it in Europe only (for now); YouTube is doing it everywhere.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Having everyone home at once is showing the limitations of the streaming backbone. I wonder if they'll do anything to beef it up after this?
     
  9. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

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    Per a YTTV engineer on reddit yesterday, YTTV is not affected.
     
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