I switched from the YouTube app to LibreTube on my android phone, but it’s buffering most of the videos so much that I can’t use it. The same videos work just fine on the YouTube app. Any suggestions what I could do to improve it?

  • @GravitySpoiled@lemmy.ml
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    3 months ago

    Try HLS in the settings

    Make sure pipe is disabled

    And install tubular as a backup. When one app is broken, youc an fall back to the other one

    • WeAreAllOne
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      53 months ago

      If piped is disabled then the app uses direct YouTube links.

    • JeenaOPA
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      43 months ago

      OK, that seems to help, thanks a lot!

      • @Fisch@lemmy.ml
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        13 months ago

        Actually you just need to switch to a different Piped instance. HLS is only there as a workaround in case of some issue and disabling Piped means you’re loading the videos from YouTube directly. Disabling Piped is gonna solve your issue because the issue is that the instance you’re using is slow.

        • JeenaOPA
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          13 months ago

          Ah, ok I see, I’ll try to find a different instance then, probably good to find one closer to South Korea where I am.

  • @burgersc12@mander.xyz
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    3 months ago

    I like Newpipe/Tubular as well as Youtube Revanced. Both seems to stutter much less than any of the 5 or so instances i tried through Libretube

    • JeenaOPA
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      33 months ago

      I guess this is because they download directly from YouTube instead of a proxy?