When watching videos on YouTube and other similar hosting find on the player switch the resolution. Reduce it to the minimum possible for the viewing of the video (typically 240 lines). Remember that to perform this operation you will have whenever you start watching the following video.
Similarly, it is possible to reduce traffic and when listening to Internet radio stations. Some of them offer a choice of sound quality. In practice, however, even when choosing the lowest possible for a particular station, the data transfer speed, the sound is very high quality, but not experiencing the periodic loss of sound caused by the buffering. Click on the station's website a link to the stream, which, on the one hand, suitable to the player you use, and the other corresponds to the lowest possible speed.
Large potential to reduce traffic open and while browsing the usual sites. Disable the images loading Flash applets. Those pictures which you want to view, download separately (for example, if it's captcha), and enable Flash only when it is really necessary, particularly when using the same video. In Opera you can turn on and off the display of images and download Flash separately for each site. Another option is to in one of the available browsers include these functions and the other off, and each of them to use to view those sites. Can also be used as an additional install text browser Lynx (and Linix it is already there).
Also, when using Opera browser, try to enable Opera Turbo mode. This will allow you to browse the web through a proxy server, in the same way as it happens when using mobile browsers Opera Mini and UCWEB. If you are using any other browsers to use third-party compression, the most famous of which is Skweezer (its name comes from the distorted English word squeezer - cocoville).
Advice 2: How to reduce the flow of traffic
Not all users have high-speed unlimited Internet connection. For those who pay for the traffic, quite relevant questions saving.
To reduce traffic in several main ways. First of all you should block the browser ads and flash. Disable pop-UPS. If the question of economy traffic is very serious, disable the viewing of graphics. You will always be able to watch the desired picture by clicking right-click and clicking "Show".
Use the browsers have their own cache. The presence of a cache allows to save the traffic when you revisit the same pages. In addition, the pages open faster because part of the data is displayed from the cache. Very convenient in this respect the Opera browser AC. This is a modified community of users of the Opera browser with many advanced settings. A private cache is and Mozilla Firefox.
To save traffic it is very convenient to use a caching proxy by Handy Cache, you can freely download this software on the Internet. Proxy server is embedded between the Internet and the browser, passing through itself all traffic and logging to cache noted in the settings data. At the same time saving traffic can reach 50% or more.
A significant reduction in consumption of traffic can be achieved using free online services, performing gzip compression of pages. One of the best services of this kind is the Web Warper: http://webwarper.net/ru/. For page compression, the user pays for the viewing of an advertising banner at the top of open pages.
Banner advertising can be quite easily cut using the aforementioned proxy by Handy Cache. To do this, open the source code of the page that is viewed via webwarper.net, find the line of script for the ad unit and insert it into the filter proxy. Banner will stop appearing on your pages.
Another good service of this kind is traffic compressor: http://www.tcompressor.ru/. However, the best quality is achieved only with a paid subscription. Free services often unavailable or running slowly.