Turn on thread page Beta

Opinions on Blocking Youtube to save download limit watch

    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Tell them to get a life.

    Can't live without youtube? It's not THAT great. No site is.

    This is even worse than people addicted to Facebook.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I agree anyone who can't live without a specific website needs to have a look at themselves. Although I would sort out the internet as that is clearly not enough even for 1 or 2 people.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ewan)
    Change your internet package. 30GB per month between 7 people is an absolute disgrace in this day and age. Your ISP should let you upgrade.



    You live in London, it's highly likely you can get Virgin Media. No monthly limits there.
    Virgin have daily limits, and throttle you at peak time if you go over them
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dmae)
    Only if you go for 50Mb - 10 and 20 have throttling policy :cry:
    Its true
    But they are quite generous... and if they throttle you its normally for only about 5 hours (and by throttle I mean decrease speed to 25%, so if u got 10mbps, then you'd suddenly get 2.5mbps, and then its be fine again)

    But you have unlimited (depending on the package i think?) between 21:00 - 10:00 (over night) and between 3 and 4 last I checked

    besides 7 people splitting the bill? get 50mb!!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ewan)
    :facepalm2:
    Ok off-topic, this smilie really looks like a half-peeled pee-nus with red banana skin...


    On topic, 30GB sharing with 7 is, without doubt, insufficient... even if you'd successfully blocked them from youtube'ing, they would now 'download' the whole movie instead of buffing it (now you will cry)... get an unlimited package or package with larger download limit..like 100GB or something
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    There's no reason your landlord can't change it — just go ahead and ask, it's not that much work for him. In fact he'd probably end up getting a better deal from something like Be*.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    no i dont think its fair, they are paying their share for it so should get to use it

    maybe you should stop downloading your porn instead :rolleyes:
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Michelin Man)
    I agree anyone who can't live without a specific website needs to have a look at themselves. Although I would sort out the internet as that is clearly not enough even for 1 or 2 people.

    bull ****, me and my bf have a 40GB limit and we manage
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    no i dont think its fair, they are paying their share for it so should get to use it

    maybe you should stop downloading your porn instead :rolleyes:
    Well I am not stopping them from using their share, I mean I have been stopped from using youtube myself. I am trying to stop them using way above their share, as the internet runs out halfway through the month i.e they are downloading way above their share and taking my share and other peoples! So you are telling me it is better to have internet for half of a month so people can you youtube then having internet for the whole month?

    Excuse me??
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bikipip)
    I had similar problems with download limits & housemates. Unfortunately even 'unlimited' packages have hidden limits ('fair usage' policies etc.) in their T&C so there is no escaping it even if you switch provider. Tell everyone to download a tracker like Bandwidth Meter Pro (PC) or Surplusmeter (Mac) and set it so that the 30GB is evenly distributed between you. Don't stop people from visiting particular sites, it's unfair and in addition, if they can't visit Youtube, they will only end up visiting one of the other 'heavy' sites.
    This is very true as I have found out, nearly all providers have a fair useage policy.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by zcomputer5)
    Well I am not stopping them from using their share, I mean I have been stopped from using youtube myself. I am trying to stop them using way above their share, as the internet runs out halfway through the month i.e they are downloading way above their share and taking my share and other peoples! So you are telling me it is better to have internet for half of a month so people can you youtube then having internet for the whole month?

    Excuse me??
    i hope youve stopped downloading things then
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    i hope youve stopped downloading things then
    I have no choice. We have a crap router so I can only block everyone including myself, so yeah I have stopped downloading too.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by zcomputer5)
    I have no choice. We have a crap router so I can only block everyone including myself, so yeah I have stopped downloading too.

    thats good, you shouldnt get to download if they cant


    im sorry though but i just do not believe that you tube is whats pushing it over the edge, there was a time i would literally spend 12 hours + watching old episodes of stuff on you tube as well as using the bandwith in other ways and we never once went over our limit
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    thats good, you shouldnt get to download if they cant


    im sorry though but i just do not believe that you tube is whats pushing it over the edge, there was a time i would literally spend 12 hours + watching old episodes of stuff on you tube as well as using the bandwith in other ways and we never once went over our limit
    Well you do the maths, 5 mins of youtube is like 40mb, you figure out the rest, that isn't much between 7 people.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Smtn)
    Virgin have daily limits, and throttle you at peak time if you go over them
    I realise that, I'm with them myself. Although if I was sharing between 7 people I would go for the XXL package, which is 50 Mb, and unlimited in every sense of the word (no peak time limits, no throttling). I'm currently on their XL package (20Mb 7GB 10-3pm, 3.5GB 4-9pm) and thats between two of us. It is fine because you won't go through that amount in the time provided you don't fileshare. My flatmate doesn't download, and I use uTorrent scheduler to limit download speeds during peak times.

    OP since you only have a limit at certain times of the day, perhaps enlighten your flat mates to the joys of torrenting. That way they can download their favourate TV program / music video instead of streaming it over youtube. This means they gain better quality media, and faster internet speeds. Between peak times I use very little bandwidth, usually only browsing and playing games, since I've already downloaded everything I would like to watch. (I've downloaded 50GB over the last couple of days for example, why would I need to stream on top of that?)

    (Original post by manthew)
    Ok off-topic, this smilie really looks like a half-peeled pee-nus with red banana skin...
    Blasphemy, Sir Patrick Stewart doesn't look like a penis :giggle: Picard ftw !
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I doubt it is all Youtube. You should look at the on demand services like iPlayer and 4OD. You watch an hour long program on one of those in HD and bam, 1gb of your allowance goes
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by zcomputer5)
    Well you do the maths, 5 mins of youtube is like 40mb, you figure out the rest, that isn't much between 7 people.

    so no one goes on any other sites? watches porn? downloads music/films/games? does on other streaming sites IE the ones you can watch movies online? etc etc etc
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChrisBan)
    I doubt it is all Youtube. You should look at the on demand services like iPlayer and 4OD. You watch an hour long program on one of those in HD and bam, 1gb of your allowance goes
    Well yeah thats true, but they also stream films. But you would be surprised how much they use youtube! Like I say, they said they can't live without it.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Anyway I think I get ide of people views, so now the question is what ISP should I go with? Should I go with virgin media? But the thing is we only need it until june/july this year.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If you're not already on Virgin it's probably not advisable. They'll most probably need to hook up new wires, whereas any other ISP will just use your existing phone line. Also I think you need a Virgin phone. And they have peak caps (eg: 3GB per evening).

    A good phone line-based ISP is BE, as they have no caps and have been very good in my experience. If you're close enough to a BT exchange you can get up to 24mb/s.
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

4,002

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year
Poll
Will you be tempted to trade up and get out of your firm offer on results day?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.