The Verge video player inconsistency
Embedded videos throughout the Verge have been behaving very erratically for me lately.
- Random buffering speeds: at my parents place, where the connection is fairly slow (2mb), videos often buffer indefinitely. At my place where the connection is much better (50mb), roughly 1 in 5 will do the same. On the better connection, buffering speeds are hugely variable. Its gotten so bad lately that I open up the Verge's Youtube channel in another tab while I browse the site.
- Random play on paused videos; I usually read the articles before watching the videos but every once in a while the paused video will randomly start playing. Its rare, but has started happening with increased frequency lately. It is seemingly not related to any keyboard/mouse events.
- Ads are very often not appropriate for my region (Ireland). This may be an issue outside of your control.