My connection does not always have a consistent speed. Sometimes I can load a minute of a YouTube video in 10 seconds, while other times there is no loading and I get stuck seeing the spinning loading circle. Currently YouTube never loads more than a minute or two in advance.

Is there a way that I can increase the amount of content YouTube pre-loads, perhaps 5 or 10 minutes of video?

  • Is YouTube Red available in your region? You can download videos offline with it.
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Mar 4, 2018 at 9:23
  • @jonsca Why the Firefox tag doesn't fit, if the user is looking for a solution for Firefox? Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 8:44
  • @arieljannai That's something the user should specify in the body of the question rather than the tags. Firefox would be useful if there were a bug or particular quirk of Firefox that made it the subject of the question rather than just a peripherally related component of it.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 9:07
  • So in that case there should've been a mention in the post, but not a Firefox tag, correct? Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 9:21
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    @arieljannai Correct. It's a bit nuanced, but if you look at some of the other questions tagged with Firefox, it'll become more evident as to how it's been used. In this case, had the pre-loading been different on Firefox than Chrome, for example, that would have been relevant to the actual question that was being asked.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 9:33

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Try the SmartVideo Chrome or Firefox extension.


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