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How does Soundcloud and Pocket Casts serve their audio so fast on their websites? [on hold]

We have a website that users can upload their podcast to or post using an URL from Soundcloud or YouTube. Currently, the audio doesn't start loading until the actual play arrow is clicked. We want ...
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Why doesn't YouTube automatically select a higher video quality if I have excellent Internet connection?

I'm from Romania, where we have really good Internet connections, and they're really cheap as well. In highly dense urban areas, where I live, even 1Gpbs (125MB/s) connections are available (people ...
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Is there a way to get the Google Maps Driving Time without traffic via Google Distance Matrix API?

As already said: Is there any possibility to get the google gaps driving time without traffic via Google Distance Matrix API? I do not need current traffic. I do not need any kind of average driving ...
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Is there any limit on the number of speed tests from a given IP on http://www.speedtest.net/?

Does the website http://www.speedtest.net enforce any limit on the number of speed tests from a given IP? (e.g. max 1000 tests per day)
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YouTube abysmally slow; high connection speed and other HD streaming fast—what gives?

YouTube used to work just fine for me. I could stream videos in 1080p HD with no problems or buffering. Now, for the past few weeks/months I haven't had even close to that experience. Only 480p and ...
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New Youtube site -variable video speed? [duplicate]

Other than downloading the video, is there any way to re-enable youtube's speed-up controls, which allowed playback w/ 1.5x, 2x, 4x at the original speed? (This was the only way I could watch lectures ...
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How to play YouTube videos faster without affecting the audio pitch in a similar manner to VLC?

VLC has a nice feature which allows to play videos faster/slower without affecting the audio pitch. Can this be somehow achieved for YouTube videos as well?
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I'm looking for an open source speed test [closed]

I want users at my site to be able to measure their connection speed. I don't want to use ookla's flash speed test because their license is too restrictive (it only lets me put the test on one URL). ...
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Does An HTML5-based Broadband Speed Test Exist? [closed]

For all the talk of how HTML5 can do anything Flash can, I have yet to see a broadband speed test, created in HTML5. SpeedTest.net is built in Adobe Flash. MeasurementLab.net uses Java-based tools. ...
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Fastest English dictionary on the web?

The content on dictionary.com is clear and comprehensive... once... it... finishes... loading. It's even slow if I disable advertising, plus I prefer not to do so as I appreciate that ad-revenue may ...
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How can I make my Gmail searches faster?

When I first signed up with Gmail, I was impressed by how fast I could search through my email. Now even simple single-keyword searches can take 5-10 seconds. Perhaps this is related to having over ...