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Speedbit Video Accelerator – freeware promises to banish the YouTube stutters for ever


Speedbit Video Accelerator is a free program designed to improve your video watching experience by smoothing out video from the major sites. The blurb talks about removing buffering and freezing, and apparently it works with over 160 video sites. I tested it in Firefox with YouTube and while it seemed to improve the playback of some videos, on others I was less than overwhelmed.

It would help if the developers gave a few more clues as to how it’s supposed to be working, as it is I get the feeling it’s all a bit smoke and mirrors. The free version only accelerates footage up to 480p, so for real HD stuff you’ll need to upgrade, which currently costs some $14.99 a year. Worth testing out if you’ve got a slow broadband connection I guess.

 How it works. Leveraging SpeedBit’s unique technology, SpeedBit Video Accelerator downloads movies and music from multiple sources simultaneously allowing for significantly improved download speeds and video playback.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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