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Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:35 pm

YouTube Classic is offered as a solution but I find that extension to be a pain. Can no longer use the video player that use entire page width but you're back to postage stamp sized player. It was perhaps a little bit faster to ready the video for watching.
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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by Portreve » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:29 pm

richyrich wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Veeerrry Interestingk !!! :evil:

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/07/ ... -browsers/
Breitbart? Seriously? You're actually quoting Breitbart on a technology-related messageboard? With, y'know, like actually legit knowledgeable members?
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Post by xenopeek » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:51 am

The article seems to cover it as well as any other website though.

Here's article about it from a tech website:
https://www.kitguru.net/tech-news/featu ... nes-a-fix/
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Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:53 am

I did some performance profiling via the dev tools both in chromium and in firefox loading the same page on youtube and I cannot say I notice much of a difference. Firefox was slightly slower until reaching idle state but time until rendering of the page was about the same. YMMV

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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by michael louwe » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:02 am

Seems Google is retaliating against M$ for making Edge the default browser in Cortana, Timeline, etc in Win 10, with Mozilla Firefox being the collateral damage, eg ... https://www.howtogeek.com/226638/make-t ... d-of-bing/
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-t ... e-firefox/

Google had also previously similarly retaliated against Amazon for boycotting Google products.

I think Google should also use Android to boycott M$ and Amazon.

Trade wars = Tech wars.?

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Post by Portreve » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:24 am

At this point, Microsoft has no choice but to tread very carefully. They aren't a monopoly away from desktop computing, so either they make nice or people will forget about them entirely, which is a prospect that honestly I would enjoy thoroughly.

Google has a history of doing things they ought not to, I'll grant you that, so it's conceivable they could be engaging in, or have engaged in, a "tech war". However, this all has the ring of politics to it, which of course is a Thema Verboten here on LMF.
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Post by BigEasy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:11 am

richyrich wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Veeerrry Interestingk !!! :evil:

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/07/ ... -browsers/
I wonder, is the Linux user unble to verify the truth by yourself?
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YouTube playing tricks on Firefox

Post by karlchen » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:56 am

Google and Youtube are really evil. :twisted:
I cannot really tell when it started. For the past few months, in random intervals, right after starting Firefox a Youtube tab will be opened magically and play >> this << on my headphones at full volume.
There is nothing I can do. The tab will not close before the last song has finished. Really weird and frightening. :shock:
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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:29 am

...Google is nothing but a fast-loading search site (hence, you should reward them with a visit)... ;-)
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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:35 pm

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:29 am
...Google is nothing but a fast-loading search site (hence, you should reward them with a visit)... ;-)google no ads.jpg
Look at that layout that never changed in 20 years. Google sure never forgot the reasons for its own success in the web search-engine market and how their predecessor killed itself off. Imagine the latter had stuck to its initial layout:

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There probably wouldn't be a Google today.

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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by karlchen » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:48 pm

<right or wrong?>
Back on topic: "Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers"

Well, the Mozilla Exec is right and he is wrong at the same time.
Here is the final proof (Really? :wink:). Youtube (?) slows down a video. Deliberately. But not only on Firefox, on any browser.
The result is so crappy.
But see and hear yourself: Slowed down music
Topmost comment reveals it:
This has been SLOWED down... is aweful
These Philistines. :evil:
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Re: Mozilla Exec: Google Slows Down YouTube on Non-Chrome Browsers

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:30 pm

karlchen wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Youtube (?)
Users trying to trick content fingerprinting. Youtube just blanks the audio if it detects it and has no license for it. Also you owe me a new set of ears, that was gruesome. :P

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