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If you ever tried watching video on YouTube on dial-up, I would assume that it almost takes forever to wait for the buffer to finish before you could watch a decent 10 minute video.
You must have heard of Google’s madness over speed as a ranking factor for 2010 so definitely it follows that they’ll also try to speed things up within their circle including YouTube which is not at all surprising.
In line with that aim, YouTube through its blog recently revealed its plans of speeding up video viewing and playback by introducing Feather via TestTube, YouTube’s testing ground and idea haven.
Opting-in for Feather Beta is really easy by going to this link and opting-out is also breeze. The interface is pretty much simple, you’ll miss some options though like resizing video embed options as well as related video counts at minimum however despite all those simplicity, it wasn’t that much promising.
I’m using a simple local broadband network fairly decent enough to deliver streaming videos but I’m afraid Feather isn’t light after all. Maybe because it’s still in Beta which is understandable, regardless it has a long way to go.