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(NPR)   New study shows that internet users aren't willing to wait more than a couple of seconds for a streaming video to download. Dude, a couple of seconds? Who has that kind of time?   ( divider line
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2218 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Jan 2013 at 1:04 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-10 12:20:47 PM  
12 votes:
And if they try to force me to sit thru a commercial first I'm outta there.
2013-01-10 01:07:41 PM  
4 votes:
You will be able to skip this advertisement in 10 seconds.

10 seconds, fark that, I can live without that video.
2013-01-10 01:08:03 PM  
2 votes:
video still buffering after 10 seconds. ad loaded fine.

yeah, I won't wait around for that shiat either.
2013-01-10 12:00:00 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-10 02:43:04 PM  
1 vote:

Darke: I remember signing up for HuluPlus after a few months of quitting Netflix. First commercial comes up and i'm like, "WTF is this shiat?! Commercials?! I'm paying here!"

/but it's okay, cause Netflix doesn't have the Daily Show.

If I'm paying for a service, it will not have commercials.

Which is why I don't pay for cable. Or hulus crap.
2013-01-10 02:01:10 PM  
1 vote:

Arkanaut: LeroyBourne: DoBeDoBeDo: So internet users understand the value of their time? Very rarely do I watch a video clip online that is important. If it is I'll wait, but hell I don't NEED to see the latest Gawker vid.

This, or TruTV for that matter.

TruTV is neither True nor TV. Discuss.

What about FarkTV?.
2013-01-10 01:40:01 PM  
1 vote:

Mr_H: I just recently moved and now I live far enough out of town that I'm stuck with DSL at the glorious speed of 1 MB/s...or so they claim, I've never gotten faster then 120kb/s downloads. Putting ads in front of my videos just pisses me off now.

/having a cable line dug to the house

In the exact same situation. But just make sure you aren't mixing up your bits and bytes. A 1 megabit per second line, which you have, will transfer dats at a rate of about 128 kilobytes per second, or 1 megabyte in 8 seconds, because 8 bits to the byte.
2013-01-10 01:25:51 PM  
1 vote:

Bondith: My first method of online access was a 2400bps dialup modem. It took a good minute* for one screen of ASCII text to load line by line.

I can't imagine going back to that.

/* - +/- 20 years of faulty memory
//holy crap, 20 years? Get off my Fidonet point

300 baud.
BBS biatches!

/Tradewars 2000
//Operation Overkill
2013-01-10 01:11:58 PM  
1 vote:
yeah.. I give you 5 seconds MAX and if you dont let me skip the commercial fark off then.

and yeah.. if the video dont start after 10 seconds of "waiting" as it downloads, I reload... reload, reload...

cause fark their server
2013-01-10 01:10:26 PM  
1 vote:
Good thing we passed all those network neutrality laws, right Comcast/NBC?
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