YouTube might be one of the most popular websites on the entire Internet, but it’s also prone to a lot of problems which can make its videos run extremely slowly. If you experience your YouTube videos running slow (or taking a long time to load), there is likely a selection of problems which can cause this issue. This tutorial is going to explain how to fix this problem by using a ‘trick’ inside Windows to boost the speed of YouTube videos, making them load faster & run smoother. Here’s what you need to do…
YouTube movies can run slow for a variety of reasons, but more often than not – it’s all down to a part of your computer called the “registry”. The registry is a central database which stores vital information & settings that your system needs to run, allowing Windows to operate smoothly & effectively. However, it’s often the case that this database is constantly causing Windows systems to run slower, and is also the reason why YouTube videos will load slowly.
I had read this question many times on different forums- “The videos on YouTube starts skipping. How do I speed up YouTube?” I am going to share some tweaks and tricks that will help you speed up YouTube without much hard work.
The problem is that the registry database is an essential part of Windows, which is continually being used to help your computer run as smoothly as possible. The problem is that the registry of your PC is being used so much that your computer is continually saving it in the wrong way – making it corrupt and damaged. More specifically, whenever you use a piece of software on your PC, or watch a YouTube video, 100’s of registry settings are being used at once. The problems arise when your computer needs to read these settings, but it cannot find the various pieces of information it requires. This is what causes YouTube videos to load slowly, and is also the most likely reason why they jolt when they are being played as well.
To fix this problem, you need to be able to repair any of the damaged registry settings that are causing problems on your computer. And to do this, you need to be able to use a ‘registry cleaner’ application to scan through your PC and fix the various errors that are causing your YouTube movies to load slowly. Although there are other causes of YouTube video problems, such as having a damaged Flash Player – or slow Internet – cleaning the registry is what is recommended by most computer technicians.
YouTube Videos Skipping Solutions
1. Solve Connection Problems
2. Disable Third Party Toolbars
3. Defrag the Registry using a PC Optimizer Software
4. Uninstall Unneeded Programs
5. Customize Windows for Best Performance
6. Disable Services
7. Clear System and Browsers Junk
Solve Connection Problems
To speed up YouTube you must ensure that the internet connection is fast and has no problems. Call your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and solve the connection problems if any.
Disable Third Party Toolbars
Many of us install third-party toolbars to access various features provided by various websites. In fact, these third party toolbars cause YouTube skipping issue. To speed-up YouTube, disable the third party toolbars that you had installed.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click View | Toolbars.
3. Uncheck a toolbar to disable it.
Defrag the Registry using a PC Optimizer Software
The Registry Defragmenter feature of a PC Optimizer software lets you defragment the registry. Download a PC Optimizer software, install and run it. Then click Defrag | Analyze. When the registry analyze process is completed, click Defrag button.
Uninstall Unneeded Programs
Too many programs installed may cause YouTube freezing issue. To speed up YouTube, uninstall the programs that you no longer need. Here are the steps to do so:
1. Click Start | Control Panel.
2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.
3. Select a program and click Uninstall button.
4. Follow the wizard and restart the computer after completion.
Customize Windows for Best Performance
Change the system settings so that Windows will be set for best performance rather than best appearance. This will speed up YouTube.
1. Right click My Computer.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click Advanced System Settings.
4. Click Advanced tab.
5. Click Settings from the Performance frame.
6. Click Visual Effects tab.
7. Select the option Adjust for best performance.
8. Click Apply | OK | OK.
By disabling the services that you no longer need, you speed up YouTube.
1. Click Start.
2. Type Services.
3. Press ENTER.
4. Select a service and right click it.
5. Select Stop option.
Clear System and Browsers Junk
Overtime with excessive computer usage there gathers junk in both the system and the browser. You need to clean that junk through some good system clean up tool in order to make YouTube faster.