Watching YouTube videos using very little bandwidth

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ChuckWoodburyYouTube“For many RVers who travel a lot or even full-time, Internet access is hit and miss,” writes Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com.

“For RVers who want to be online whenever they want to, the choice is often a cell phone used as a WiFi hotspot, a mobile hotspot, or the Wifi at an RV park or other public place, like McDonald’s or Starbucks.

“At an RV park, the access speed is often very slow, making it difficult and frustrating to watch a YouTube video. Many RV parks also ask their guests to not watch videos: there is only so much bandwidth to go around and if someone hogs it watching a video, other campers may not be able to get on or if they do at a snail’s pace.

“RVers who get online with a plan from Verizon, AT&T or other carriers are often very limited in the amount of data they can use. For them, watching a video takes just too much bandwidth. So they seldom watch,” says Woodbury.

In a helpful how-to video, Chuck shows RVers how to watch YouTube videos using very little bandwidth. There are two ways to do it, and Chuck shows you both. This video was recorded at standard definition, so watching it won’t use much data.

To view the full 5-minute video, click here.

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Longtime RV writer and editor Chuck Woodbury. (Courtesy of RVTravel.com)

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