Wednesday, September 5, 2012

10 Super Tips to Play YouTube Videos Fast

YouTube is one of the most popular streaming websites. However, viewers are constantly complaining about slow speed, buffering and freezing issues. In this article you would learn about 10 super tips to play YouTube videos really fast.

1. Increase speed of Internet

If you have poor Internet connection, you cannot play YouTube videos fast. To increase speed of Internet you need to upgrade your internet service plan. If you are using Windows operating system, it would reserve 20% of bandwidth. To increase Internet speed, follow the steps given below.

1. Click on Start > Run > type “gpedit.msc” without quotes

2. Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network> QOS Packet Scheduler > Limit Reservable Bandwidth

3. Now double click on “limit reservable bandwidth”

4. Enable > edit bandwidth to 0

2. Optimize Browser

Your web browser can be the cause of YouTube slowdowns. Remove unwanted add-ons and browser extensions.

3. Use Exclusive YouTube Feather Beat

YouTube Feather beta is new project launched by YouTube. Just join it and watch your favorite video, you would realize difference. This feature does not show you comments, like/dislike and you can only watch 5 suggested videos.

4. Change DNS
You can use YouTube open DNS to play YouTube videos remarkably fast. Follow the procedure given below to change DNS.

1. Open Control Panel > Network and Internet

2. Select Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings

3. Right click on LAN (Local Area Network Connection) > Properties

4. Double click on TCP/IPv-4

5. Use following DNS Server
Preferred DNS Server:
Alternate DNS Server:

5. Change Video Quality

You can play YouTube videos quite fast by changing the quality of video. . Lowering quality would dramatically increase speed of YouTube videos. For instance if you are viewing a 720-p video in default player (default player is 360 pixels wide), it would definitely improve quality of Audio but may not affect Visual Quality because player is small enough to display video at full screen. By default, YouTube sets highest playback quality. To change playback settings, follow the steps given below.

1. Navigate to Settings Page | Playback Settings

2. Choose “I have slow connection”

3. Click on Save Settings

6. Disable Automatic Configuration

Automatic configuration can slow down your web browser. To play YouTube videos seedily, just disable automatic configurations by applying steps given below.

1. Click on Start

2. Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections

3. Select LAN Settings > Uncheck all boxes under Automatic Configuration

7. Disable ActiveX and JavaScript

Disabling ActiveX and JavaScript would certainly speed up your web browser but it’s not helpful technique as you may not watch YouTube Videos properly in your browser. If you are experiencing issues after disabling ActiveX and JavaScript, follow the steps given below to enable them.

1. Open your web browser

2. Click on Tools | Internet Options | Security | Custom Level

3. Select Enable for following menu choices.

4. Run ActiveX control and PlugIns | Script ActiveX controls Marked Safe for Scripting

5. Click OK

Clean Windows Registry with RegInOut in order to fix ActiveX and JavaScript related issue.

8. Re-register actxprxy.dll in Internet Explorer 8

Re-registering actxprxy.dll would improve performance your browser. To re-register actxprxy.dll, follow the steps given below

1. Click on Start > Run

2. Type REGSVR32 actxprxy.dll > Press Enter

3. You would receive Success Massage

9. Manage Background Services

Managing background running services is another tip to play YouTube videos fast and avoid Youtube Buffering caused by the browser/system load. To manage background running services, follow the instructions given below.

1. Click on Start > Run


3. Click on Services tab

4. Uncheck unwanted services.

10. Update RAM and Graphics Card

To play YouTube videos fast, try upgrading your RAM (Random Access Memory) and Graphics Card.