Over the years YouTube has grown in popularity enormously and watching YouTube videos has turned into a hobby for all people. Its so addicting that many people stay up till wee hours of the morning just to view their favorite videos. But, I guess many of us have already experienced the “annoying times” with YouTube when the video we’re watching keeps on stopping especially once we have slow Internet connection. Considering a solution, first thing comes to the mind would be to just upgrade to an increased net connection speed our ISP offers. Yes, of course, it can really enhance the buffering speed. But, is there any different ways on steps to make YouTube to go faster without upgrading to an increased net connection speed?
Well, the solution is Yes! By improving the performance of your personal computer, tweaking the browser and also by installing accelerator software, you can make the YouTube videos to load much faster. Let’s begin with Memory…
Upgrading Memory to Improve the Performance of one’s Computer:
First thing that we have to check on when we want to make the videos to load considerably faster is if your PC has enough memory. Its useless to tweak your browser like Mozilla Firefox or to set up Accelerator software if your personal computer is gasping for memory buy 4000 watch hours on youtube. Through the buffering of the internet video, your PC has to place certain amount of stream into memory. And if your personal computer doesn’t have enough RAM, it must count on virtual memory which means that your personal computer will have to use the hard drive as a temporary RAM. Obviously, reading and writing data into RAM is considerably faster compare to hard drive which uses moving-head to read and write data that’s why it will not only raise the buffer speed but also affect the entire performance of one’s PC. So consider upgrading the RAM of one’s PC. It is recommended to go a little higher compared to minimum requirements of the operating system. As an example, if your PC runs Windows Vista, it is best if it has 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 are 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 has 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 down 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 decrease further. If you are not too excited to view it, much better if you only click the Pause button and await the loading bar to turn completely red which means that 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 the moment possible without interruption.