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Get better at Youtube

Attention:

Did you know that you can become more efficient at watching videos on Youtube?  That’s right, you can. If you spend a lot of time watching videos through this forum you might as well get better at it, and I bet you hadn’t even thought about something like this.

Proof:

On videos, YouTube allows users to select from 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p. These are all resolutions.

Without going into too much detail, this number refers to the vertical resolution of the source video in pixels, and generally the larger the number the more crisp the video. H3xed

Strategy:

  • Click on the bottom right number, possibly showing 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p setting and choose the lowest number, which is probably 240p
  • Try clicking any place on the loading bar.  The video should load from there.
  • Allow the video to load first by pressing the pause.  You know it is loading because the red line should appear all the way down to the end
  • NOTE: Sometimes you might notice the video is loading at a slow, but steady rate and all of a sudden the red bar jumps to the end.  This probably means the video is truncated.  Refresh your browser to load the video again
  • There are other options to install accelerators and downloaders that this eHow article mentions

I hope that makes your already pleasant Youtube viewing day a bit pleasanter.  For a few things that you can learn on Youtube, check out this Tomash.Soup blog.  Happy viewing!

 
 

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The Royal Wedding exposed to me

I hate to admit it, but yes I am on Facebook too much and yes, I play Cityville.  I don’t know why I play such a silly game as this, but I did just find out it is the biggest game on Facebook to date.

It gets me a little giddy knowing that Cityville is going to update their game depending upon what events are coming up.  For example, when it is winter, you have snow in your city.  You even have the option to buy and build a big Christmas Tree when it is nearing the season.  At summer’s crest, the snow melts and you can buy surfboard shops.

But now, for a limited time only, you can also cash in your coins and get four items pertaining to the Royal Wedding: The British Flag, Waving Royal People, Royal Guard, and the Royal Palace Gate.  Sadly, I only have the flag and gate.

What does this lead me to talk about on a tech, design and education blog?  Beside the fact that the game is played on a computer, which is technology, it also reminds me of elementary school when many, if not most of the projects and themes revolved around events that were current.  I assume the demographic the game is appealing to is one of younger children.  However, I would presume to say they are tapping into the kids inside us who are also loving the retro-feel we are getting because we are being taken back to this theme idea.

In fact, if it wasn’t for Cityville I might not have been as excited as I was to workout and watch the live feed on my iPad via Youtube on the Royal Channel in T-minus 1hour and 30Mins.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Technology

 

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