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YouTube Video Speed History

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YouTube Video Speed History

I did a quick Google search of the forum for this and nothing showed up, so I thought I'd point people to this, which I've only just spotted on YouTube:
Video Speed History
It appears that what it does is logs the speeds at which videos you watch stream, then compares those to values for Plusnet, Great Britain, and so forth. There's also a test video on that page which shows your real-time streaming speed as you watch it, which could perhaps come in handy for diagnosing speed problems when using YouTube.
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Mand
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

Very interesting. Will test that out when I get home.
Bookworms
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

Anyone know if this link is still active?
Whenever I look at it says "Video Speed Comparison "20 April 2010 to 02 May 2010" - seems to have stopped on May 2 ?
I cleared my cookies but it hasn't updated.
It just displays a "We did not find any video playbacks from your location" message.
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

Same for me, I suspect they may aggregate data in specific time periods rather than a rolling one. So the next set of results won't be visible until the time period has expired.
But that's just a guess Smiley

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Bookworms
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

It has now updated, and is showing results for '01 May 2010 to 30 May 2010'.
Plusnet doesn't come out too well against the UK averages.  Undecided
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

If you right click any flash video (doesn't work for those who use youtube in html5) you can view your streaming info for any video, real time speed, frame rate etc!
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Re: YouTube Video Speed History

If you read the graph "properly".... you will note that the variation on PlusNet trace for the month, is not great.... yet check out the traces above, and you get violent changes in the shape of the trace....
(well, at least, that is how it is for my graph.....!)
For "the others".... the speed varies between 3 and 5 mb    for Plusnet it varies between 2.5 and 3.....
Also noted that it seems to be generally very slow for "the others" at the weekend.... whereas Plusnet shows a slight increase in speed for Friday  and then only a small "drop off" at the weekend. (sat  & sun)....