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Topic # 179169 29-Aug-2015 22:45
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Been having some issues with blowing out our small 80gb cap recently since our kids have started taking to watching some YouTube. We used to use 50-60 gigs a month, but recently we have been going over. They are using a Samsung TabPro and the official youtube app, the problem with the official app is it always ramps up the quality and uses heaps of data. Getting the kids to change the quality each time is a bit of an up hill battle, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions, I was hoping a good 3rd party youtube app existed which allowed setting a default quality, I have had a Google but have not found any good ideas/apps. Another option of course is to get a bigger cap/unlimited, but there is quite a price jump and doesn't seem worth while just for this.

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  Reply # 1376231 29-Aug-2015 22:47
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shop around for a new ISP it might be worth it.




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  Reply # 1376232 29-Aug-2015 22:57
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  Another option of course is to get a bigger cap/unlimited, but there is quite a price jump and doesn't seem worth while just for this.

80GB is never enough if you're steaming.
Most ISPs charge about $10 more for unlimited.




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  Reply # 1376233 29-Aug-2015 23:02
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Currently im with slingshot paying $65 a month for 80gb of vdsl, best I can see around is looking at about $89 for unlimited.

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  Reply # 1376239 29-Aug-2015 23:37
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Ah the quality will definitely wind up nicely then on VDSL..
If I wasn't wanting to spend any more I'd perhaps consider switching to an unlimited ADSL plan instead..
Depending on your router perhaps it could be possible to limit the speed of the tablets internet connection, but it would limit everything for it


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  Reply # 1376242 29-Aug-2015 23:40
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Shoes2468: Currently im with slingshot paying $65 a month for 80gb of vdsl, best I can see around is looking at about $89 for unlimited.


To be honest 80gb is not enough. My suggestion is to change to a provider like BigPipe as in reality the cost difference is nothing considering that for most people the internet is the main source of entertainment.




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  Reply # 1376243 29-Aug-2015 23:56
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User settings > never high, does that work?

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449?hl=en

Edit: the issue there is you need a signed in account, which may not be ideal



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  Reply # 1376255 30-Aug-2015 08:15
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gzt: User settings > never high, does that work?

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449?hl=en

Edit: the issue there is you need a signed in account, which may not be ideal


Thanks for this but it doesn't seem to affect the youtube app even though it is signed in.

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  Reply # 1376258 30-Aug-2015 08:21
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just pay for unlimited, over time you are only going to end up using more

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  Reply # 1376262 30-Aug-2015 08:42
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Keep in mind too with Spark or 2degrees broadband pricing you can get a $10 credit each month if you have a mobile plan with them

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  Reply # 1376289 30-Aug-2015 09:11
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Shoes2468: Currently im with slingshot paying $65 a month for 80gb of vdsl, best I can see around is looking at about $89 for unlimited.


I pay $49/month for unlimited UFB with Trustpower.When I had ADSL the price was the same. That also includes the phone. Next year the price will rise to no more than $79/month.

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  Reply # 1376295 30-Aug-2015 09:21
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Kiwifruta:
Shoes2468: Currently im with slingshot paying $65 a month for 80gb of vdsl, best I can see around is looking at about $89 for unlimited.


I pay $49/month for unlimited UFB with Trustpower.When I had ADSL the price was the same. That also includes the phone. Next year the price will rise to no more than $79/month.


But you are bundling this with power - and depending on the OPs location TrustPower may or may not be a provider, and may be priced significantly higher than other power providers. I've never seen their pricing to be particularly sharp.



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  Reply # 1376338 30-Aug-2015 10:24
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jnimmo: Keep in mind too with Spark or 2degrees broadband pricing you can get a $10 credit each month if you have a mobile plan with them


Ditto vodafone.

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  Reply # 1376384 30-Aug-2015 12:28
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1. If your Tablets/Phones are rooted?, Install Xposed Framework + Yourtube.
2. 3rd party app is Viral. "Viral popup" is the free version & "Viral Pro" is the premium version. For some reason 480p is a listed option but doesn't work. It jumps from 360p to 720p.

There aren't too many decent 3rd party android YT apps.

EDIT: Typo

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  Reply # 1376385 30-Aug-2015 12:34
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You can also try OGYoutube. Official YT played that been modded.
http://ogmods.net/home/ogyoutube?ref=xda&tab=Download

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  Reply # 1376510 30-Aug-2015 18:09
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People who keep saying "Change plan": There is little more annoying on online forums than muppets such as yourselves that, not knowing an answer to a question, suggest other things or question the oringal posters motives/idea.

He/she asked "How do I limit YouTube Bandwidth?" If you don't know, don't post.

Yes, this post is just as useless as all yours. I apologise to the OP for this fact.





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