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YouTube videos not loading fully

  1. Sep 5, 2012 #1
    This has been happening for the past couple of months on YouTube: The video doesn't load fully no matter how long I leave the browser open. It is especially frustrating when I am stuck in places with low bandwidth and cannot load the video while I'm watching it.

    Do you guys face this problem? Do you know how to get around it?
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  3. Sep 5, 2012 #2


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    Yeah I ever faced this recurrent problem. I refresh, sometimes it work, others not. I found no good solution.
    A new problem I have since a few days is I can't select the time of the video. If I click on the bar at the bottom where I'd like to watch the video, it loads the latest loaded part. It used to load where I wanted, before that new problem. I found no remedy for this either.
  4. Sep 5, 2012 #3


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    I haven't faced this particular glitch. When I want to watch a YouTube video, I have to cue it up and just go to a different page for a while. I have the crappiest ADSL ever, and I can't even stream low-res content like Colbert or Daily clips. It would be frustrating to get only part of a clip and not have it load fully after 10-15 minutes of waiting.

    @OP - what browser are you using? I'm using Chrome, and even with my horrible connection, content loads eventually. Good luck.
  5. Sep 5, 2012 #4
    Sometimes you have to know little tricks to get the videos to work. Especially if you've skipped around in them.

    They only have billions of dollars to fix it.
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #5


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    I have noticed it too. I wonder if it is not a "feature" - video is not downloaded unless you are watching it. Saves YT on bandwidth.
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #6
    Yes, I also have a feeling it's a 'feature'. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an option to switch it off.


    I too use Chrome. However, this is a problem I face on all my browsers.
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