Don’t worry, your eyes are not the problem! Lobster Ink’s smart international content distribution networks try their best to analyse your connection and adjust the video quality to give your best chance of a smooth video playing experience. That means it will be constantly looking at your bandwidth and changing the quality of playback to ensure that it can minimise the dreaded ‘buffering’ which stops the video from playing while the next bit loads.
However, on very low bandwidth connects, it can drop the video quality to a level which can make reading text on the screen a bit difficult. Luckily, there are a few ways around this.
Firstly, you can fix the resolution at which the video plays. Click the ‘quality’ icon on the video player. You will see that it is on ‘Auto’ by default. Select a quality setting of your choice. Usually aiming for about 360p or higher will keep the text as sharp and legible as is required on a computer or mobile phone screen. If your connection is bad, this may slow the video loading speed, but will make the text easier to read. You can always switch it back to ‘Auto’ if you would prefer at any time during playback.
Secondly, if you want to keep the video quality at the same low (fast download) level, you can try to maximise the video to fill your screen by clicking the ‘expand’ icon on the video player. This will make the text on screen bigger (if you’re on a desktop PC) which should help make it easier to read.