[citation][nom]rpgplayer[/nom]until youtube does something about their crappy servers i'm not gonna rent anything from them, can't even watch a 480p video on my 20mbs cable without buffering. no problem at all from sites like netflix, metacafe, break.com[/citation]
I think you make a very valid argument there for walking before you can run, so to speak. The system on YT already seems saturated beyond capacity, and bloated with all manner of annoying advertising. One can only imagine the additional load this will create not just on YT but on the net use in general. I'll be honest, I personally wouldn't rent a lot of films released today, however I might be interested in older movies from say, the 40's to the 80's. But they'd have to be at a decent quality and price, and run on a separate system so as not to throttle everyone else's enjoyment. If that could in some way go towards supporting and developing more user-friendly copyright restrictions on YT, then all the better.
rpgplayer, I empathize with your frustration over the streaming issue. Remember when YT first started up? It was great..but for years after on certain ISP's you'd have a terrible time even watching small clips. All I want is a decent streaming speed, but it seems that along with it they intend to bombard our screens with over-complicated interfaces and a proliferation of marketing. I've also seen many accounts taken down, mostly the politically orientated one's making use of contemporary media. The result is that my viewing has greatly diminished compared to what it used to be. I just wish they'd keep it simple, fast and intuitive but it seems that won't be happening any time soon..YT is too big for itself.