25 January 2015

HOW TO: Make YouTube Videos Load Faster

Pretty sure, you are frustrated to view YouTube videos that are relatively slow to buff. While it is painfully irritating and annoying to watch these slow buffering videos, there is quite existing extension or plugin that makes YouTube videos load faster and smarter. Learn more here.

I already posted a tweak/trick to increase YouTube Buffering Speed, but it is technically difficult for normal users — it is intended for advanced users only yet it can be followed instructions easily though. However, for this post, this is quite the latest, most advanced, and easiest way to speed up YouTube Buffering speed. 

YouTube is yet the popular social media video-sharing. It has all sort of useful, worthy, and relevant informative videos to watch.
YouTube Logo

Well, you can't blame YouTube videos to get buffered and people may get annoyed with the buffering issue, this is probably because of the Internet Service Provides which gives the slow internet connection in the first place.

With that, there is a extension (Google Chrome) and Addon (Mozilla Firefox) that will help and solve buffering problem while watching YouTube Videos.

SmartVideo For YouTube

This is a FREE extension/addon that provides Smart Buffer intended for slow connection users. It has settings to have better control over YouTube Buffering, Video Quality, and Playing options.

For Mozilla Firefox Users

SmartVideo For YouTube
SmartVideo For YouTube

SmartVideo For YouTube settings
SmartVideo For YouTube Preferences

2. Once it is already downloaded. Drag-and-drop this file (.xpi) in the Mozilla Firefox Browser.
3. Then it will ask you to install it
SmartVideo For YouTube install
Install Addons
4. Once it is already installed, it will display welcome page and you can click Preferences below the page.

SmartVideo For YouTube install settings
Set Global Preferences

5. The next step is to set up the global preferences and be sure Smart Buffer Box is checked.
Global Settings Smart Video

6. Enjoy!

For Google Chrome Users
1. Go to this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/smartvideo-for-youtube/lnkdbjbjpnpjeciipoaflmpcddinpjjp?hl=en

2. Click Free button

SmartVideo For YouTube Google Chrome
SmartVideo for YouTube Google Chrome
 3. To confirm, click Add button.
SmartVideo For YouTube Google Chrome  add
Add SmartVideo For YouTube

4. It will now display welcome page and then, click Preferences located below the page.
SmartVideo For YouTube install settings
Set Global Preferences
5.  You can opt to choose global preferences as you like.

Smartvideo for youtube settings chrome
Settings: Global Preferences
SmartVideo For YouTube Features:
  •  1. Works with all embedded/HTML5 YouTube videos. Be it a Facebook news feed video or a video directly from YouTube site. 
  •  2. With global preferences, all YouTube videos can be set to start on your wish. - As soon as the page loads - When the video is buffered completely, or whatever buffer percentage you choose. - Let SmartVideo decide when it's good to start playing. SmartVideo's 'smart buffer' decides the buffer percentage based on your current download speed. - Or just make the YouTube videos to start buffering when the page loads. You can play the video whenever you wish. 
  •  3. Along with above buffer strategies, you can opt not to initialize video until you click on it. 
  •  4. The buffer strategy can be set for individual YouTube player or as the Global preferences. Just hover your mouse over any YouTube video. 
  •  5. Calculates time left before the video starts playing. (Hover the mouse over the YouTube video)
  •  6. Once a video is buffered as desired, notifications (sound and/or desktop notification) can be raised instead of playing the video. 
  •  7. SmartVideo can default the video quality or size based on your preference. 
  •  8. 'Loop' option on all YouTube videos. 
  •  9. Separate preferences for embedded, 'on youtube.com' videos and playlists.
  •  10. Enable/disable 'switching to HD on fullscreen' option.

About YouTube
YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three formerPayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.

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