submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I switched from the YouTube app to LibreTube on my android phone, but it's buffering most of the videos so much that I can't use it. The same videos work just fine on the YouTube app. Any suggestions what I could do to improve it?

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I like Newpipe/Tubular as well as Youtube Revanced. Both seems to stutter much less than any of the 5 or so instances i tried through Libretube

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I guess this is because they download directly from YouTube instead of a proxy?

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Change to a better instance in settings

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Lower users is better, Google throttles the large ones.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Is it normal that an instance that was once good, all of a sudden starts to lag, crash, not load, etc?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Yeah, recently R4FO has been quite on/off. Just switch to another one with the least users.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Thank you, friend.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Try HLS in the settings

Make sure pipe is disabled

And install tubular as a backup. When one app is broken, youc an fall back to the other one

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

If piped is disabled then the app uses direct YouTube links.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

OK, that seems to help, thanks a lot!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Actually you just need to switch to a different Piped instance. HLS is only there as a workaround in case of some issue and disabling Piped means you're loading the videos from YouTube directly. Disabling Piped is gonna solve your issue because the issue is that the instance you're using is slow.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Ah, ok I see, I'll try to find a different instance then, probably good to find one closer to South Korea where I am.

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