Have you had this happen to you recently? You're watching a video on YouTube and the ad loads perfectly in crystal-clear HD, but when the video plays it stutters and stops, giving you the dreaded loading wheel.
You're not alone; this is a common problem for YouTube viewers.
Starting today, YouTube has announced the Google Video Quality Report, which shows you what kind of streaming service your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is delivering in your area.
It automatically identifies your ISP and displays the current streaming definition available in your area.
"HD Verified: If your provider can consistently deliver HD video, a resolution of at least 720p, without buffering or interruptions--it’s HD Verified.
Standard Definition: If you can watch videos at a resolution of at least 360p, your provider is delivering Standard Definition.
Lower Definition: If videos load slowly or frequently buffer, even at resolutions lower than 360p, your provider is delivering Lower Definition performance."