Originally Posted by Mums
I've noticed that I load embed videos slower than if I watch them on YouTube, and I've also noticed that lately some videos are very slow to load. So It's not just you, little Meggy!
Embedded videos are usually smaller so they actually come from a different server. So are the HD ones.
Sometimes it depends a little on luck, you get the closer servers sometimes and other times you don't.
There's also this setting in youtube if you're logged in to your youtube account.
Video Playback Quality
I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video.
Always choose the best option for me based on my player size.
Always play HD when switching to fullscreen (when available)