Support » Plugin: Videopack (formerly Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator) » heavy / variable video buffering?

  • Hi there. I’m trying to optimize the loading time of our homepage and I noticed in the element inspector that the amount of time buffered for each video on the home page vary from browser to browser, despite the fact that I selected the setting not to buffer anything in the option. Also, in Firefox, when I activate the extention “Video Download Helper”, it makes the browser cache more data for each video. Is there a proper way I can disable all of this caching on the whole website, no matter what browser I’m using?

    Check those print screens i just made.
    https://imgur.com/a/ma1kIg1

    Thanks, Tommy

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  • Plugin Author Kyle Gilman

    (@kylegilman)

    Which setting did you select to not buffer anything? The setting I would recommend is the Videopack plugin setting “Preload” in the Video Controls section and set it to “none”

    Beyond that there’s not much you can do to control what a browser does. And you can’t stop people from downloading things like Video Download Helper, so there’s no way to anticipate that sort of user behavior.

    Thread Starter Tommy B

    (@vegantommy)

    Thanks for that quick reply. The preload setting you’re talking about is already set to “none”… but obviously, we are facing a problem that will require special attention. Our website plans to drive much more visitor soon, i’m migrating to vps instead of shared hosting… where i’ll be able to use bandwidth management tunings in Apache… but I will also need to seperate the video hosting from the actual wordpress server… because I don’t want page loading to be affected by how many people are seeking thru videos. Last sunday, on 3 different platform, there were a total of 4000 live viewers on alexis’s show and the goal is to gather all the viewers to that new website…

    We will also reduce the number of videos available on the homepage, that will reduce the overall “browser decided” buffering time.

    We might also change our approach taking example from YouTube where all videos shown on the homepage are just thumbnails that links to video pages… I guess otherwise they would be facing the same problem as we are?

    Plugin Author Kyle Gilman

    (@kylegilman)

    I highly recommend YouTube’s approach. Multiple videos on your home page are a recipe for high bandwidth use.

    Can you also post a link to your site? In general if you’ve set preload to none the browser shouldn’t preload anything.

    Thread Starter Tommy B

    (@vegantommy)

    radioquebec.tv

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