Love watching videos on YouTube? Everyone does, but the problem is that video will take time to load and may even stop in between. Those who are having slow internet connection speed know that YouTube video will take time to buffer and then only they can view the complete video unobstructed and without any stop. A simple solution would be to Pause the video and then get back to work. When the loading is complete, you can start the video again. But in this article, we’ll discuss some other methods to load YouTube videos faster.
Make YouTube Videos Load Faster
Here are some tips that can help you load online videos faster.
This is a hidden gem that not many are aware of. When we open a video page, we can see that there are many options which are not desired and not used by many of us. All this adds to the loading time of the video. These extra interactive and sharing options can be removed by opting for “Feather”. You can join the Feather beta program from here.
This is what YouTube has to say about this program:
The “Feather” project is intended to serve YouTube video watch pages with the lowest latency possible. It achieves this by severely limiting the features available to the viewer and making use of advanced web techniques for reducing the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser. It is a work in progress and may not work for all videos.
After enabling this feature, you will see this message on the video page:
Click on the appropriate option as per your wish.
This program makes use of advanced web techniques and limit the features available to the user. This in turn will make the page lighter and make YouTube videos load faster. Try out this feature.
Speedbit Video Accelerator
One more useful tool is Speedbit video accelerator. This program accelerates videos from YouTube and over 165 different video sites. It lets users watch web videos without frustrating buffering pauses and freezes. The new version also includes integration with Twitter, support for Google Chrome, and other enhancements and improvements.
Install this free program and then start playing videos. It will automatically accelerate YouTube videos. Test out this program now.
Watch Videos in Low Quality
This is something which we are already aware of. If you want to load video faster, then lower it’s playback quality. E.g. check the below highlighted area. If you are on a slow internet connection, then click on 240p.
You can also configure YouTube to always play the lowest possible quality. Click on Settings and you will be taken to a different page. (Sign in using your Google account)
Select “I have a slow connection. Never play high quality videos”. Do this setting and from onwards, YouTube will remember these settings.
But keep in mind that this will directly affect your viewing experience. There’s much difference between between 240p and 1080p. Watching video in low quality and on Full HD will be a complete different experience. You can try experimenting between 360p and 480p also. We can say that its about quality also, and not just about speed. The better the quality, the more will be the loading time. You will need to tinker around with these settings to strike a balance between quality and video loading time.
Also see: How to Unblock YouTube Videos