Moreover, a word regarding YouTube and Flash. There are many excellent videos on YouTube (including our channel). But waiting forever for them to load is the worst. Given how many moving parts are between you and your favorite videos on YouTube. It’s possible that any one of several factors is to blame for the delay in your viewing experience. If all you see on YouTube is a spinning circle, sluggish connection issues may be at blame.
- Get An Online Bandwidth Test Done.
- Bring Your Software Up-to-Date
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) setup or proxy browser installed.
- Your Internet Service Provider Is Limiting YouTube Streaming to You
- The Content Distribution Network Has Problems
- Too High of a Video Quality Setting
1: Get An Online Bandwidth Test Done.
Is it just YouTube that’s slow, or does your whole internet? You can see YouTube videos without buffering by conducting an internet speed test.
2: Bring Your Software Up-to-Date
First, upgrade your browser or, if you’re using the YouTube app, your app. Although it’s unlikely to be the case, it’s a good idea to rule out software defects or out-of-date software as potential causes. You could attempt to update your software or application to fix the YouTube videos loading slow issue on your devices. It would help if you upgraded to the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or your preferred web browser. Or check the app store on your mobile device to see if an updated version of the YouTube app is available.
3: Virtual Private Network (VPN) setup or proxy browser installed.
All the video data from YouTube is routed through your VPN / proxy server before it reaches you. This raises the potential for a bottleneck in data transmission at some point.
Try briefly disabling your VPN / proxy and seeing if the YouTube problem disappears. If the problem persists after disabling the VPN, try connecting to a new server. Alternatively, you might utilize split-tunneling to exclude the YouTube traffic from VPN if you don’t consider disguising your YouTube activities.
4: Your Internet Service Provider Is Limiting YouTube Streaming to You
If a site you’re visiting utilizes HTTPS, your ISP won’t be able to see the information you transmit. But it will be able to see the sites you visit and the information you send and receive. It can tell the difference between watching a video via a streaming service and downloading it via torrent.
Your Internet service provider (ISP) may slow down your connection so that some types of traffic move slower. Although “throttling” is a standard user phrase, “shaping” more accurately describes what’s happening, unlike throttling, which slows down the whole connection for all traffic. Shaping limits the internet speed for only specific categories of data.
Even if you don’t explicitly agree to your provider’s shaping rules, they may be implemented without your awareness. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the most convenient technique. To determine if your YouTube traffic has been bent. You should notice better speed unless your Internet service provider (ISP) molds all VPN traffic, which is extremely unlikely. Connect to a VPN server geographically close to you to get the best possible performance.
5: The Content Distribution Network Has Problems
The videos you watch on YouTube don’t all come from the same server. Instead, you may use a CDN or content delivery network, which is a collection of servers located all over the world. Your YouTube video might not load properly if there are problems with your connection to the CDN.
The problem can be solved by connecting to a VPN server in an area other than the one where your local CDN operates. This is an excellent solution if your local CDN is experiencing temporary difficulties. On the other hand, if this is a persistent issue (maybe because your Internet service provider is blocking access to specific content delivery networks), you can add a restriction to your Firewall through the Command Prompt.
The YouTube content delivery network IP ranges are being blocked. The following may be entered into the Command Prompt to reverse the change:
The command is: netsh advfirewall firewall remove rule name=” YTCDN.”
To cancel the rule, use the Enter key. The rule’s label can be altered to suit your tastes.
6: Too High of a Video Quality Setting
YouTube will automatically adjust the video quality. To the optimum setting for your connection and screen. If your bandwidth supports it, the resolution will adjust to 1440p if your screen supports it. This is how YouTube acts on desktop browsers regardless of whether you’re using Mac, Windows, and Linux.
When the Quality of your broadcast is too high for your internet connection, YouTube may incorrectly report that it is playing. Or you may have manually set the resolution of your stream too high if you want to switch to a lesser quality option. Hit the menu button (three dots) on the iOS or Android app, and choose Quality. Choose the cog icon in the player window on a desktop browser to adjust the video’s Quality.