It is very frustrating when you want to watch a YouTube video, but it doesn’t run smoothly. YouTube pages load a lot of codes and options, making the site heavy, and your favorite YouTube video needs an eternity to start, even after the page successfully loaded. Then, after it finally started it may just stop at the specific time. Let’s see what to do if YouTube video loads slowly.
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What To Do If YouTube Video Loads Slowly
If you have slow internet connection or other issues on your computer that causes the slow load of your YouTube video, you should try these few ways to fix it:
Use a good browser
You should run YouTube video with the one of the best modern browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. If your main browser is Internet Explorer, replace it with one of the mentioned browsers. Also, you should update your browser to the latest version.
Watch video in a low quality
Many YouTube videos offer three versions of the high-quality video such as 720p, 1080p or even 2160p. If you have a slow internet connection, then try to select 280p version manually so the video can load faster. Also, for users with a very slow internet connection, YouTube allows 144p quality, which is very low.
Stop other internet activities
Temporarily, close all other programs that use the Internet, such as torrent clients when viewing YouTube videos. Also, you should stop surfing because this can make your favorite streaming content to run smoothly.
Speed up your computer
Many users ignore the fact that sometimes the fast internet connection is not enough if your computer is slow. Speed up your computer by enhancing its performance (uninstall unnecessary programs, remove viruses and malware, etc.), and it will certainly improve the search, and also the view of video content on YouTube.
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