This is a common issue. Videos are hosted on a different server from the one that hosts our website. When you view the videos, they will be loading slowly. There are many reasons why this happens.
One of the biggest issues is that our videos are hosted on a third-party server. This server is completely different from the one that hosts our website. Because of this, each time you view the video, you will typically notice a delay between you waiting for it to load and actually watching the video.
This is easily remedied though by setting up an IP address (an IP address is like a virtual address, but it’s far more specific) on your router. This will allow you to access your videos from anywhere. As our video traffic is very small, it’s easy enough to set up this IP address on our router.
If you’re thinking “this sounds like a bad idea,” be aware that someone with a low bandwidth connection could potentially cause a significant bandwidth reduction (i.e. slower video download) and/or even an outage of the website.
We see the same problem with our website as well, which means that we have to play fair when we allow our visitors to upload to our site. We need to make sure that we are not allowing too many people to upload to our site at once and we want to be able to control how many people can upload at one time. It’s easy enough to block the IP address of a specific person if you have a very low bandwidth connection.
So now we know why our videos are on the slowest server ever. Our only problem is that we do not have the ability to prevent the slow down of certain videos from loading as quickly as we can. That is why we don’t have the ability to do anything to prevent our videos from loading at the speed we need.
You can’t do anything about the slow load speed of certain videos, but you can do something about the slow load speed of certain pages. We’re going to make two changes to a few pages to reduce the load time for everyone.First is to make sure all pages are fully accessible. We’re going to make sure that anyone making a video can fully access the video on their page. This includes pages that have the ability to show their progress to their viewer.
The other change is to reduce the number of videos on a page. As we’ve mentioned before, video hosting platforms like Youtube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo all have limits on the number of videos that they let users upload. These limits are usually set to 10 videos though with YouTube only allowing you to upload 5, Vimeo only allowing you to upload 2, and Dailymotion only allowing you to upload 1.