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Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 6:04am On Mar 04, 2016
I know people generally download videos on their cell phones because of slow connections.

However, my question is this. When you visit a site where a youtube video is embedded, how do you typically watch it if a download link, or the direct youtube link isn't provided?

I own a site that posts mostly videos without download links, and I'm trying to better understand how people in Nigeria generally experience/use such site content. In order for me to improve user experience.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 8:07am On Mar 08, 2016
Do I take it no one downloads videos to their devices online?
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by DerrickM(m): 7:24pm On Mar 09, 2016
@RAMALOT: Just saw your thread. Generally whether it's a site built on blogger,wordpress or dreamweaver you can embed the youtube videos. Now in the case where you see a video & obviously want to trace the youtube channel after watching it to subscribe to it. Rightclick on the video & dialogue menu from youtube appears. You chose to "copy video url" amongst other options. After open new tab on your web browser, rightclick again then "paste & go". It gives you the actual video link youtube for you to bookmark or save as a text. Hope this answers your question best regards...

ramalot:
I know people generally download videos on their cell phones because of slow connections.

However, my question is this. When you visit a site where a youtube video is embedded, how do you typically watch it if a download link, or the direct youtube link isn't provided?

I own a site that posts mostly videos without download links, and I'm trying to better understand how people in Nigeria generally experience/use such site content.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 2:28am On Mar 12, 2016
DerrickM:
@RAMALOT: Just saw your thread. Generally whether it's a site built on blogger,wordpress or dreamweaver you can embed the youtube videos. Now in the case where you see a video & obviously want to trace the youtube channel after watching it to subscribe to it. Rightclick on the video & dialogue menu from youtube appears. You chose to "copy video url" amongst other options. After open new tab on your web browser, rightclick again then "paste & go". It gives you the actual video link youtube for you to bookmark or save as a text. Hope this answers your question best regards...


Thanks for your response. However, I don't think you got my question.

I own two sites which have predominantly embedded Youtube video content. In order to improve the user experience, I'm researching the different ways people in Nigeria watch/download Youtube videos they come across on such sites. Specifically how they download them.

For instance, I found out some people add "ss" to the start of the domain name. e.g "youtubedotcom/XXXX" becomes "ssyoutubedotcom/XXXX."

This redirects to a different site which delivers a direct download widget for that video.

In essence, I'm trying to better understand the methods of choice used by people in Nigeria, so I can make the site more user-friendly.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by Nobody: 8:58am On Mar 12, 2016
ramalot:


Thanks for your response. However, I don't think you got my question.

I own two sites which have predominantly embedded Youtube video content. In order to improve the user experience, I'm researching the different ways people in Nigeria watch/download Youtube videos they come across on such sites. Specifically how they download them.

For instance, I found out some people add "ss" to the start of the domain name. e.g "youtubedotcom/XXXX" becomes "ssyoutubedotcom/XXXX."

This redirects to a different site which delivers a direct download widget for that video.

In essence, I'm trying to better understand the methods of choice used by people in Nigeria, so I can make the site more user-friendly.

Guy that's long ting. Just get a cracked IDM or better still search Ummy video downloader. These only work on desktop though. Users can still download YT vids directly on mobile devices for offline viewing but it doesn't save to the phone storage. PC is best experience.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by DerrickM(m): 2:57pm On Mar 12, 2016
*I understood & the method I explained is what I personally use to trace the actual youtube channel to watch there & use "Internet Download Manager(IDM)" to get them easily. Alternatively i can use "Download Accelerator Plus(DAP)"

*The widget you talk of is from www.savefrom.net when you place "ss" in front of the youtube link & install the browser extension from the site to download faster.

*Sometimes I watch a video directly on my bb native browser to get a sneak peek @the video.

ramalot:


Thanks for your response. However, I don't think you got my question.

I own two sites which have predominantly embedded Youtube video content. In order to improve the user experience, I'm researching the different ways people in Nigeria watch/download Youtube videos they come across on such sites. Specifically how they download them.

For instance, I found out some people add "ss" to the start of the domain name. e.g "youtubedotcom/XXXX" becomes "ssyoutubedotcom/XXXX."

This redirects to a different site which delivers a direct download widget for that video.

In essence, I'm trying to better understand the methods of choice used by people in Nigeria, so I can make the site more user-friendly.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 8:04pm On Mar 12, 2016
DerrickM:
*I understood & the method I explained is what I personally use to trace the actual youtube channel to watch there & use "Internet Download Manager(IDM)" to get them easily. Alternatively i can use "Download Accelerator Plus(DAP)"

*The widget you talk of is from www.savefrom.net when you place "ss" in front of the youtube link & install the browser extension from the site to download faster.

*Sometimes I watch a video directly on my bb native browser to get a sneak peek @the video.


Thanks for your feedback. From what you've said, I take it people generally have some form of download tool installed on their device.
However, they still have to track down the actual link in order to effect a download.

As far as direct playback/streaming, do you know if the internet speeds available to people allows for minimal buffering?
Like when you take a peek on your BB browser, does it generally play at a decent rate? Sorry for the multiple questions.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 8:14pm On Mar 12, 2016
66Kazna99:


Guy that's long ting. Just get a cracked IDM or better still search Ummy video downloader. These only work on desktop though. Users can still download YT vids directly on mobile devices for offline viewing but it doesn't save to the phone storage. PC is best experience.

Thanks. However, over 90% of the visitors to my site access it through mobile devices, so that's my primary focus.

How do you personally download to your mobile device for offline viewing?
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by DerrickM(m): 8:20pm On Mar 12, 2016
On BB it plays fairly well without buffering. Just more advisable to download on pc than mobile or android. Sometimes the downloads don't go through but data has been lost etc.

ramalot:


Thanks for your feedback. From what you've said, I take it people generally have some form of download tool installed on their device.
However, they still have to track down the actual link in order to effect a download.

As far as direct playback/streaming, do you know if the internet speeds available to people allows for minimal buffering?
Like when you take a peek on you BB, does it generally play at a decent rate? Sorry for all the questions.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 9:03pm On Mar 12, 2016
DerrickM:
On BB it plays fairly well without buffering. Just more advisable to download on pc than mobile or android. Sometimes the downloads don't go through but data has been lost etc.


Alright, sounds good. Thanks.
Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by udemzyudex(m): 6:36am On Mar 13, 2016
I use tube mate app to download or watch YouTube videos.... Though it buffers unlike when I use the YouTube app to watch.


The major problem is data, before you see Nigerians downloading YouTube videos with high quality data ranging from 100mb above then, it's either they are using cheat or free WiFi...


Data is the problem we're having.

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Re: Quick Question - How do People Watch Videos In Nigeria? by ramalot(m): 7:40pm On Mar 14, 2016
udemzyudex:
I use tube mate app to download or watch YouTube videos.... Though it buffers unlike when I use the YouTube app to watch.


The major problem is data, before you see Nigerians downloading YouTube videos with high quality data ranging from 100mb above then, it's either they are using cheat or free WiFi...


Data is the problem we're having.

Alright, thanks for the info.

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