Youtube Will Be Seen With Less Quality The portal will play the videos in standard definition by default to avoid the collapse of networks during confinement
YouTube is going to reduce the quality at which it broadcasts content worldwide in the next month. A few days ago the company already announced a similar measure, although in this case it would only affect European territory. Other platforms such as Netflix or the recently released in Spain Disney + have also opted for similar solutions in order to avoid server saturation during the coronavirus quarantine.
The confinements -restrictive to a greater or lesser extent- adopted by various countries have increased traffic from homes, although they have also reduced it from companies. Official organizations have expressed concern that operators may not be able to support this volume of traffic and the networks between telework, video playback (quite demanding), downloads, video calls and online gaming collapse. Although this seems distant, there are many companies that are taking action in this regard.
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In the case of YouTube, Google has chosen to play YouTube videos in standard definition by default. Although users will later be able to make the content look better, it will be viewed at a lower level from the start and will require viewer intervention.
YouTube already automatically ‘chooses’ the quality of the videos it plays based on the internet connection and also allows you to change this option. It is the reason why a video may take longer to load if it is played, for example, in 1080p with a weak connection.
The solution chosen by Disney and Netflix, among others, is somewhat different: in their case, they reduce the bit rate -the information that is sent per second-, so that the content itself does not lose quality and, in principle It can be difficult to perceive.