Buffer YouTube videos faster than ever

Personally I watch minimum 3 to 5 videos in YouTube daily. Even if the internet is fast you might experience some troubles while buffering YouTube videos.



It really irritate while watching your favourite videos with slow internet connection and you need to wait.  Here is some technical side about how YouTube loads for you.

YouTube uses what’s called Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP — known as DASH for short — to break down the entire video-content sequence into a swath of HTTP-based files that each contain a mere fraction of the full sequence. As the video plays, DASH selects which sequence to download and play based on network availability and performance. It’s a good deal of work, whether it’s a three-minute clip or a lengthy two-hour video. Although DASH aims to help speed up downloads and make them more efficient, it also tends to slow down operating performance while using even the fastest of Internet connections.

The following tips may help you to overcome YouTube buffering problem, all you need is to simply follow below tips.

Enable Slow connection

In YouTube settings page you can find an option called “I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video” If you enable this, YouTube automatically optimises videos according to your internet speed.

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To enable this head over  to SettingsPlayback → Check the button under “Video Playback Quality. or just open this https://www.youtube.com/account_playback

Smart Video for YouTube extension

SmartVideo provides better control over YouTube buffering, quality and playing options. First of all you need to download SmartVideo for YouTube extension or add-on for your browsers by referring these links: Google Chrome Extension Or Firefox Add-On

Once you installed the extension you can see some additional option below your video.

Click on the Global Preferences below the video in the right side. There you can select many option that how you want to buffer your video.

After it click on the check box of Smart Buffer box below the video, it will force your video to buffer faster.

Try watching videos in lower quality

Many YouTube videos offers different quality versions like 240p,360p,480p,720p. If you are having slow internet connection then Try loading the 280p version to load YouTube Videos faster.

For slow Internet users, YouTube has introduced the 144p video quality stream. Very low-bandwidth 144p Video quality mode to attract and help slow internet connection users.



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