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Youtube now loads file from ytimg takes long time

6:53 pm on Aug 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed that sites with Youtube videos call a file from ytimg that seems to take a long while to load meaning in Firefox the user sees the following transferring data from xx.ytimg dot com ( the domain name does not inspire confidence ) ,

On checking it is just an additional image Youtube loads but I do wonder if the ordinary visitor seeing this might think it's some sort of spyware or even worse and be put off staying on the page .

The first time I saw it was on a site I did not know much about and left the site pretty pronto ( my philosophy better safe than sorry ) .

Unsure if it displays the same thing for adsense video adds

Any thoughts on possible user concerns or are ordinary users still pretty blind to this sort of stuff


7:00 pm on Aug 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Don't put anything on your website that you don't have control over, such as youtube videos, and your site will load a lot faster.

Luckily, Google adsense and analytics seem to load pretty well.