In the last few days I have noticed a marked slow-down in the rate in which YouTube videos are downloading.
As far as I canÂ see there are three possible explanations:
- YouTube is suddenly being swamped by traffic and can’t serve up videos as fast
- YouTube video file sizes have increased (if a new codec was deployed, for example) – unlikely as older videos are also coming down slowly
- My ISP (Eircom – no link on purpose!) has suddenly started throttling YouTube content -Â this is quite a strong possibility, I imagine.
I can certainly imagine Eircom wanting to slow down video consumption on their network so have any other Eircom users noticed this too, or is it just me.
On the other hand, if you are not an Eircom user and have also noticed a slow-down of video from YouTube in the last few days, leave a comment here too – it may be one of my first two guesses.
Or a fourth or fifth which I haven’t even thought about!