I often use YouTube/invidious over odysee or peertube due to my devices lagging either due to the device being low spec or internet connection or something else. A bunch of Odyssey and peertube videos are only available at 720p or 1080p.

I’m consistently told I don’t need a gaming computer and 100 Mbps to play 1080p videos without lag, but 1080p videos have been a problem across every device I’ve ever owned in my life, and the best device I’ve owned was a pixel 6, and on 75 Mbps connection. Inb4 I’m told this is my problem I should just deal.

So videos of being automatically scaled down to 360p or 480p would help a lot with adoption.


And not to forget multiple formats in case of devices not supporting hardware acceleration for some of the ones being around on the web. I mean, e.g. VP9 is not gonna run well but e.g. h264 would (please note this is not the most realistic example).

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