Speedbit: YouTube Video Acceleration

May 7, 2007 — 1 Comment

Found via Scoble a new service from one of the original ICQ investors: Speedbit Video Accelerator, a YouTube video acceleration service.

I’ve just tested it. No more hitting pause and waiting for the video to preload to a reasonable point at YouTube for me. It does exactly what it promises to do, so it’s staying installed, at least on my Desktop PC.

The program attempts to force an install of the Ask Toolbar which isn’t nice: the text for the option to not install it is deceptive as it reads with words to the effect “accept terms of use and install Ask toolbar”…I turned the option off the toolbar didn’t seemingly install; it’s just a little bit of a shame that such a great idea could be sullied by something like this.