youtube videos will only load a little bit then stop and freeze then the rest never loads!! how can i fix this? ( the rest of my internet connection works fine)
- inukjuak90Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If YouTube is slow, stuck or weird, and people suggest you
either change, install or get stuff....DON'T TOUCH A THING.
Please don’t tinker with your "Java Scripts", "Flash Players"
or different browsers -- and definitely stay away from any of
the software that salespeople (disguised as answerers here
on Yahoo) are trying to sucker you into buying.
None of those things will help you because I am pretty sure
your computer and YouTube was working fine before, right?
The first rule of thumb and ideal option should always try to
be: DON'T disable, erase, uninstall, switch, download, alter,
add, change or install anything. Matters will only get worse.
Several times each day, YouTube shuts down a few of their
servers to update stuff. Be patient if YouTube is slow, stuck
or mangled. Transmissions from YouTube to your computer
are done in multiple tiny packets of data and flash at a time.
That's why sometimes you may get any of these scenarios:
bits and pieces of text/thumbnails in weird places; sluggish
loading/buffering; the spinning circle going on forever; or the
player being blank. This problem could fix itself within a few
hours or by the next day.
If your YouTube continues to behave slow, stuck or strange,
it's very possible that your directories of "temporary internet
files" and RAM (sometimes known as "cache") are close to
the maximum and just cannot take anymore, the end result
being any of the above scenarios or videos that: A) come to
a complete freeze; B) start/stop/start/stop in a choppy way;
or C) never even make it onto your screen.
"Temporary internet files" are tiny bits of webpages that get
permanently put on your hard-drive. They will remain forever
on your computer, gradually plugging it up like hair stuck in
a sink drain, until you finally get rid of them once and for all.
Thus, exit out of YouTube, then clear your "cache" of all its
"temporary internet files", "cookies" and "history". It is best
if you shutdown and reboot afterwards. You'll be amazed at
how "fresh" and "new" your YouTube will be.
If you're not sure how to delete your "cache" or if you would
like more "tips" on making YouTube run even better without
having to buy/install a thing, then please click on my avatar
and send me a message -- preferably with your YouTube or
email address. I will guide you step-by-step in plain English
and with full explanations.
Note 1: if you are using Google Web Accelerator or a utility
similar to that: Dump it, burn it, trash it, disable it, uninstall
it. Do all that you can to get as far away from it as possible,
even though this seemingly contradicts all my advice which
I wrote uptop. GWA conflicts with YouTube. Clicking "Don't
Accelerate This Website" will not help you whatsoever.
Note 2: longer videos only require "Flash" and "Shockwave"
in order to play smooth. Other than that, avoid all the sales
pitches that some Yahooers may be shilling, because they
are really disguised salespeople & peddlers. Their answers
have nothing to do with your question, and their wares may
actually worsen your problem. Besides, what kind of idiotic
answer is: "Despite the fact that you can't watch or access
videos properly, buy our downloader." [my paraphrase]
Note 3: a very odd fix that once worked for me was altering
the URL from "www.youtube.com" to simply "youtube.com"
(or you could even try "ca.youtube.com").
Note 4: depending on how your YouTube account is set up,
your personal "video playblack quality" (or "VPQ") could be
set to "dynamically" or "fast", thus making YouTube videos
play at higher quality. This in turn eats up lots of bandwidth,
memory and "cache". If you are "logged on" to YouTube as
you're reading this, you can verify your VPQ from right here
within Yahoo!Answers by clicking my link below, which will
bring you directly to "YOUR VERY OWN" playback setting:
Otherwise, if you must "sign in" first, click on the 4th black
option which will be on the left side called "Playback Setup".
Note 5: nothing about playing YouTube has changed in the
past year. If anything, the newer Flash players are causing
many YouTubers plenty of grief -- especially all 5 variations
of version 10. It is absolutely crazy that there is a 10.0.525,
10.1.218, 10.2.26, 10.2.54, and 10.12.36. Updates are only
good for one thing: software/computer conflicts. Myself, I've
never strayed away from 9.47, and many flashers swear by
9.45. Think of those two Flashes as XP, compared to Vista.
Check out the response to this "Best Answer" of mine:
I hope that my information proves to be quite helpful for you.
- 1 decade ago
Your firewall or internet blocker may be the problem and they might be blocking it from loading. Disable your firewall for a little while to let it load then you can re-enable it.
If it is not that maybe your internet may be too slow.
Look here for more reasons and how to fix it. This might help you more
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Try refreshing the webpage
Turn off web accelerator, if you have one - it may be conflicting with youtube.
It could be due to slow connection or high traffic.
Try watching it during off peak hours, the video will be smoother.
Or you could watch it offline smoothly... try using 'zillatube' .
It works well - Just google search "zillatube" to get it.