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communication:bandwidth_conservation [2020/05/21 09:10]
frater_secessus [video frugality]
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frater_secessus [video frugality]
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 **Streaming is evil** when bandwidth is limited. Some networking gear is socket-limited; ​ there is a certain number of "​slots"​ available for users. ​ When web browsing, reading email, etc, a user will take one of the slots for active data then release it.  //Streaming holds a monopoly on the socket//, which can block other users from using the resource. **Streaming is evil** when bandwidth is limited. Some networking gear is socket-limited; ​ there is a certain number of "​slots"​ available for users. ​ When web browsing, reading email, etc, a user will take one of the slots for active data then release it.  //Streaming holds a monopoly on the socket//, which can block other users from using the resource.
  
-If you must stream use the minimum video quality you can tolerate. ​ You can [[source:​youtube-dl|see what resolutions are available with the ''​-F''​ flag]].+If you can, download ​the media during off-hours; ​ this is the kindest to the provider and to other users.
  
 +=== YouTube frugality ===
  
 +Force YouTube video quality down as far as you can stand. ​ You can also configure a downloading tool like [[https://​github.com/​rg3/​youtube-dl#​installation|youtube-dl]] to pull down videos for watching later. ​
  
 +You can [[source:​youtube-dl|see what resolutions are available with the ''​-F''​ flag]], and request the lowest-resolution complete video with something like:
  
 +  youtube-dl -f '​160/​278/​133/​18/​22'​ [url]
  
-If you can, download the media during off-hours; ​ this is the kindest to the provider and to other users. 
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-=== YouTube frugality === 
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-Force YouTube video quality down as far as you can stand. ​ You can also configure a downloading tool like [[https://​github.com/​rg3/​youtube-dl#​installation|youtube-dl]] to pull down videos for watching later. ​ 
  
 For "​talking head" type videos you can download the audio only, using something like: For "​talking head" type videos you can download the audio only, using something like:
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