Through the years YouTube has grown in popularity enormously and watching YouTube videos has turned into a hobby for several people. Its so addicting that many people stay up till wee hours of the morning just to view their favorite videos. But, I suppose many of us have experienced the “annoying times” with YouTube when the video we’re watching keeps on stopping especially when we have slow Internet connection. Considering an answer, the very first thing comes to our mind is always to just upgrade to an increased web connection speed which our ISP offers. Yes, needless to say, it can actually enhance the buffering speed. But, will there be any other ways on how to make YouTube to go faster without upgrading to an increased web connection speed?
Well, the answer is Yes! By improving the performance of your personal computer, tweaking the browser and also by installing accelerator software, you may make the YouTube videos to load much faster. Let’s focus on Memory…
Upgrading Memory to Improve the Performance of your Computer:
The very first thing that people have to test when we should make the videos to load faster is if your PC has enough memory. Its useless to tweak your browser like Mozilla Firefox or to put in Accelerator software if your personal computer is gasping for memory buy 4000 watch hours. During the buffering of the internet video, your PC has to place certain level of stream into memory. And if your personal computer doesn’t have enough RAM, it needs to depend on virtual memory meaning your personal computer would have to use the hard drive as a temporary RAM. Obviously, reading and writing data into RAM is faster compare to hard drive which uses moving-head to learn and write data that’s why it will not only increase the buffer speed but also affect the overall performance of your PC. So consider upgrading the RAM of your PC. It is recommended to go a little higher compared to the minimum requirements of the operating system. For instance, if your PC runs Windows Vista, it is best if it’s 1GB of RAM for best performance.
Tweaking your Browser:
It is also recommended to tweak your browser to help make the YouTube go faster. If you’re using Mozilla Firefox, you can change a number of its configurations by typing the “about:config” in the address bar then changing a few of the settings that’s related to pipelining. The easier way to do this is by downloading and installing the FasterFox Mozilla Firefox plugin. This plugin automatically tweaks your Mozilla Firefox to speed it up allowing fast loading of internet videos.
Playing the video while its still buffering would only annoy you and would also cause the buffering speed to slow down further. If you’re not too excited to view it, much better if you merely click the Pause button and watch for the loading bar to turn completely red meaning it’s fully loaded. This way, the computer doesn’t need to decode the video and download data simultaneously allowing the buffer speed to go faster thus also allowing you to watch it as soon as possible without interruption.