Tips to Speed up Slow YouTube Buffering

Many people experience slow buffering issue with YouTube, a streaming and video sharing website. If you’re among those people, please follow the steps given in this article.

Fix YouTube Buffering
Step 1

Download YouTube Buffering Fix-it Wizard

Your System: Windows, English?
Compatible with Windows 8/8.1, 7 & Vista.
File size: 2.04MB, Safe Download

Follow this procedure to download:

  • Click here to download (youtube buffering) repair tool.
  • Double click on the setup file and follow the on-screen
    instructions to install the product.
  • Run a Scan and fix the detected errors by clicking the
    "Fix Errors" button.
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Reset Internet Settings

You need to optimize your Internet settings for best performance. The problem is with your Internet settings. The default settings need to be changed in such a way that unnecessary features will be disabled and YouTube buffering persists.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  • Press Windows Key + X.
  • Click Run.
  • Type “inetcpl.cpl” and click OK.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Under “Reset Internet Explorer Settings” click the Reset button.
  • A confirmation prompt will appear.
  • Check-up all the boxes and then click Reset button.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

  • Double click Internet Explorer desktop icon.
  • Press Alt key.
  • Click the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  • Refer Steps # 4-7 from Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s paragraph.

Disable all Extensions

Extensions are third party items used in your web browser. Extensions are helpful; however a long number of extensions create mess. The buffering issue is experienced due to high resources consumed by the extensions.

For Internet Explorer:

  • Press Alt key of your keyboard.
  • Click Tools | Manage Add-Ons.
  • Select “All add-ons” under Show drop down box.
  • Disable all items.

For Google Chrome:

  • Click Wrench icon.
  • Select Tools | Extensions.
  • Disable all extensions.

For Firefox:

  • Click Settings icon. (Top right corner)
  • Click Add-Ons icon.
  • Disable all add-ons.

For Opera:

  • Click Tools | Extensions.
  • Disable all items.

Delete Browser Hisotry

Your browser history could be corrupt. Corruption of the browser files causes YouTube buffering. Delete the browser history, cache contents, temporary Internet files, and so on.

For Google Chrome:

  • Click Wrench, select Tools | Clear browsing data.
  • Check-up all boxes that you see in the new page.
  • Select “the beginning of time” from drop down box.
  • Click “Clear browsing data” button.

For Internet Explorer:

  • Press Alt key.
  • Select Tools | Delete browsing history.
  • Check-up all boxes in the new dialog and then click Delete button.

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • Press Alt key.
  • Click History menu, select Clear recent history.
  • In “Time range to clean” drop down box select “Everything”.
  • Check-up all the boxes.
  • Click Clear Now button.

For Opera:

  • Click File menu.
  • Select Preferences | History.
  • Click “Empty Now” button.

Optimize Services

Background services lead YouTube buffering issue. Optimization of background services involves stopping unnecessary services.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
  • Click Task Manager.
  • Click “More details” link.
  • Click Startup tab.
  • Right click a startup item, select Disable option. Do this for all Non-Microsoft startup items.
  • Restart.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

  • Click the Start button.
  • Select Run.
  • Type “MSCONFIG” in the textbox, click OK.
  • Click the Startup tab.
  • Disable all startup items.
  • Click Apply | OK.
  • Reboot.
Fix YouTube Buffering

Download YouTube Buffering Fix-it Wizard

Your System: Windows, English?
Compatible with Windows 8/8.1, 7 & Vista.
File size: 2.04MB, Safe Download

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