Youtube buffering problem can be caused by these issues: overload server, internet/router issues, browser cache, ip address range. If youБre having Youtube running slow issues, donБt panic. You can use methods in this post to fix the problem. Method 1: Change the URL This is a trick to fix the problem. We have no idea why it works. But it works for some Windows users who were experiencing the same issue like you. Why not have a try? 1. Open the Youtube video that you want to watch
2. Replace www in the url with ca. For example: to Method 2: Choose a lower quality settingsб Even though Google is trying their best to reduce loading time, server error still happens sometimes due to heavy traffic. You cannot improve the traffic, but you can choose to watch the video at a lower quality level.
Follow steps below to choose a lower quality settings. 1. Open the Youtube video. б 2. Click the Settings gearб icon at the right bottom corner. 3. Click Quality. 4. Choose a lower quality than the one youБre currently using. Try all lower quality one by one until the problem resolves. After that, if the problem persists, try next method. ItБs good to clear the cache often. When you load the first time, the browser caches everything in order to load faster next time. This will make browser store too much temporary data, which can be the cause of Youtube running slow. If you ve cached the data, skip this method. If not, clear the cache and see if it works. б The steps to clear cache depend on the browser you re using. Following we ll show you how to clear cache in Google Chrome.
If you re not using Chrome and have no idea how to clear the cache, search online for the detailed steps. 1. Open Google Chrome. 2. Click More iconб. In the drop-down menu, click More tools then click Clear browsing data in the pop-up menu. 3. Click the Checkboxes for Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data. Then click CLEAR BROWSER DATA button. The problem can be caused by outdated flash. Go to Adobe s website to download the latest version of flash. Usually, you watch the video from CDN (Content Delivery Network) but not directly from Youtube. In this case, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will throttle the connection speed from you to these CDNs. This will lead to Youtube videos load slowly. Blocking two IP address ranges for these CDNs (173. 194. 55. 0/24б andб 206. 111. 0. 0/16) can solve the problem.
Follow steps below: 1. 2. Enter the following command: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=БYouTubeTweakБ dir=in action=block remoteip=173. 194. 55. 0/24,206. 111. 0. 0/16 enable=yes 3. б Press Enter key on your keyboard. Then the rule will be added. б 4. Close Command Prompt. If you wan to remove the rule, run Command Prompt as administrator again and type the this command: netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name=БYouTubeTweakБ VPN can boost the speed. There are many paid VPN and free VPN. If you don t have a budget to purchase a VPN, find a trusted free one online. So at the moment I\’ve just finished a factory reset of my PC. I have everything for the most part finished up and all the updates my Asus PC forced me to download installed.
Now, after all of that, I am unable to watch videos of any format from Youtube exceeding 240p quality because at that point the video is just way to slow to stream. My question is, how do I have this speed:. and not be able to watch Youtube at over 240p, sometimes even at 144p without it just taking FOREVER to stream? I\’ve been googling over and over a solution for this but it\’s either I\’m the only one with this problem or I\’ve been looking in all the wrong places. Is it my PC\’s fault, or is it Youtube\’s? I don\’t know, and it concerns me, because I watch anime a great deal and most of it is hosted on Youtube, not to mention other content. Any insight, anything at all, would be immensely appreciated.