[thelist] videos / page load speed

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 17:55:01 CST 2011

Hiya Bob,

I wrote this function to deal* with the problem:

It requires jQuery and another function, addLoad, which stacks events to window.onload without overwriting them:

* all this actually does is takes iframes (eg YouTube) out of the document and reintroduces them later to stop them becoming another set of resources to download synchronously: load all the parent page's resources and only then go about worrying about external dependencies. I usually give iframes a centred loading gif background to give the end user a bit of feedback.


Barney Carroll
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On 6 Nov 2011, at 19:40, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> 1) Is there a particular way you should set up videos which will least impact page load speed?
> 2) With many players you can choose to upload a video to your website and display it locally or link to a YouTube or similar service.  Does that extra hop to these services have any, much impact on load speed?
> 3) On a couple sites I'm using a player which works with playlists. In the control panel you administer the playlist, maximum 25 (am conservative thus far).  I've noticed that the player 'seems' to take longer as more videos are added.  Is this what it is or are there techniques to setting up playlists that are more efficient for downloads and such?
> -Thx, Bob
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