Youtube Has Gone Too Far This Time

@MentalOutlaw

In this vidoe MentalOutlaw discusses how YouTube has been testing a new feature that causes a 5-second delay for videos to start playing on the Firefox browser. This delay is attributed to a piece of JavaScript code hidden in YouTube's polymer script, which seems to specifically target non-Google Chrome browsers. The suspicion here is that this is an attempt by Google to discourage users from using non-Chromium browsers like Firefox, potentially due to Google's efforts to block ad blockers on YouTube.

Furthermore, MentalOutlaw highlights the potential legal implications of Google's actions, suggesting that it may violate regulations such as the EU's Digital Markets Act. He also provide practical advice for users facing this issue, such as using a user agent spoofer or creating custom filters for ad blockers to bypass the delay. Pleas make sure to share this information.

00:23 YouTube has been testing a new feature that causes a 5-second delay for videos to start playing on the Firefox browser.  
02:10 The delay is not due to network issues, but rather a deliberate JavaScript code implementation by YouTube.  
03:32 Spoofing the user agent to Chrome allows the video to load without any delay, indicating that the issue is specific to Firefox.  
05:20 Google's potential motive for this delay could be related to their control over the Chromium web engine and their efforts to combat ad blockers.  
07:39 The speaker suggests that Google's actions may violate EU regulations and compares it to how Apple and Microsoft complied with EU laws.  

Author: sys

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