Solved

how to improve utube video performance in a classroom ?

Posted on 2012-04-04
3
299 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Class room issue

I have a class where I am looking at Utube content and have 30 people streaming the same video is there a software or hardware that I can get to “stage” the video to increase the speed
0
Comment
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
wasiftoor earned 167 total points
ID: 37806431
You can download the content on your PC and run it from over there. This will definitely be more responsive than streaming it online.


You can use the following tool for doing that.

http://www.videodownloadx.com/

This will not only help you download the video but also convert it to another format for example MPG so that you can play it with Windows Media Player or other software.

Good Luck!
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:flubbster
flubbster earned 167 total points
ID: 37806693
I would suggest disabling hardware acceleration. It sounds like it is needed and really helps to make things faster, but that is incorrect. It can actually cause slow streaming and choppy video playback. Disable it by doing the following:

1.Click on Start
2.Click Control Panel and Click Display
3.Select the Settings tab and click on the Advanced.
4.Click on the Troubleshoot tab.
5.Disable the hardware acceleration completely by dragging the slider to the extreme left.

It is a holdover from when pc's were much slower. With faster processors, faster video, and larger caches, it is really no longer needed.

Reboot after changing the setting to make sure it becomes active.
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:ocanada_techguy
ocanada_techguy earned 166 total points
ID: 37817524
That'll work. There are quite a few "downloaders", some as a website service (as above) or many as software http://download.cnet.com/windows/download-managers/?tag=nav  CAUTION many install "foistware" additional c%^& or hijack your search etc.  I did not like Orbit for doing that.

I like http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/ best.  Simply uncheck whatever add-ins/toolbars you do not want to add while installing, to avoid all he "foistware"  There's the entire suite, or just go for the one tool you need http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
An article on effective troubleshooting
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question