We are confident that you will ever happened. You’re trying to watch a video on YouTube and there is no way to load correctly. You spend minutes and minutes waiting, but nothing. Something happens and Google now wants to help detect it. The search giant also owns the largest Internet video platform, today announced a new measurement system that helps you know if something is wrong and to predict the times when you can get quality streaming superior. The tool has been dubbed Google Video Quality Report and is nothing but a gauge of the quality of video streaming, proven time after time, in a given region. What makes the service to see what the time of day with a greater demand for content and calculate what the real chances that the image of the video you are trying to view is left are frozen.
In the screenshot above, provided by the site 9to5Google, a very clear picture quality appears streaming: it uses the following indicators Lower Definition (LD), Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD). At times of peak demand, for example, not all are able to upload videos in excellent condition, so that are displayed in the lower quality or Lower Definition (LD). The information used by Google is based on concrete data on demand in each territory, as the hours of consumption and trends are quite different if we connect from the United States. However, we have noted that for now, the tool is only available in Canada. You must wait a little to see the quality of video streaming, hour by hour, in Spanish territory through Google Video Quality Report. Google has already announced that the service will be available to other users shortly.
The videos are able to charge the 90% of the content in 720p quality receive the seal YouTube HD verified. But how the service actually works YouTube? With the implementation of this new test tool, the video platform has tried to explain how it handles videos to serve the Internet community.
YouTube works through a global network. The firm has several copies of the videos on servers that have spread throughout the world, so that at the time of requesting a video, the service goes to the nearest source of the applicant user. This is the best way to choose a short and direct route. The requested information travels to the Internet service provider (ISP) that has contracted the user. Any obstacles on the road can make YouTube have to go to a less direct route, which could affect the streaming delay.
When the provider receives the video, is the arduous task ahead to bring it into the home of the applicant. And at this point has a fundamental role the user. If at that time they are downloading other content or is making intensive use of the hired data network, the quality of streaming may also be affected. Other items that may interfere with proper transmission of video have to do with the size of the connection, the WiFi configuration or the number of connected devices.