Infographic: How to Use Google Video Quality Report Tool
The numbers tell you that YouTube is the go-to site if you want to watch a video clip that is trending or want to catch something new to the internet.
With 1 billion unique visitors and over 6 billion hours of video being viewed, it is hard to argue with the observation that YouTube is the unchallenged supremo when it comes to online video.
What could be more open to question is the quality of some of the videos, and this comment does not apply to whether you want to watch dancing dogs or someone making a fool of themselves in the name of entertainment. Not every video watched is played at the best quality, and to help viewers get a better watching experience, Google has released a video quality report tool.
This simple online tool was first released in January 2014 and was made available to web-surfers in the U.S a few months later. It is a website that lets you see the level of video quality you can expect from your internet service provider in your area as well as explaining things like video congestion and how to increase video quality.
You might be having trouble viewing a YouTube video clip due to the fact that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) isn’t up to speed and if your ISP ranks in the lowest level of video quality, you are going to get a lot of frequent buffering before you can enjoy the clip without disruption.
Google have a financial incentive to fix these problems because they own YouTube and will make more money from advertising if more videos are viewed successfully and quickly, but it is still a useful tool to check out.
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