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Why Has YouTube Removed "Stop Download" Option?

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Anybody know?


It was always available before when right clicking on a video and now it appears to suddenly be completely gone.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 02:39 PM

Probably because the video has to load all the way for the the Data collating program to start



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 04:28 PM

^ A lot of people used to use this option so that the video could pause at the thumbnail/screenshot of the video, which in a lot of cases was an overly attention-grabbing (usually sexual) image. Sometimes uncensored in fact.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 12:46 PM

you can still stop the buffering ( at any point in the video.)

right click and select "report playback issues" and then close the newly opened tab.

Edited by vikrantsingh47, June 23, 2013 - 12:48 PM.



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 03:07 PM

^ Umm, but that's totally different. That's basically the same thing as just pausing the video at any random time from what I see.


The whole point of the stop download option for many people was so that the video would freeze instantly into the thumbnail image of the video like when you initially selected it. Like I said, in some cases for example, sexual images that wouldn't even appear in the actual video, but were there just to get hits & clicks.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:50 PM

I don't know why they would remove it, especially since it could save YT bandwith. But they definitely did remove it.



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:50 PM

^ Maybe they felt people abused it too much and perhaps for the wrong reasons.


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