YouTube stops buffering when video is paused
A couple of months ago, YouTube introduced some über-intelligent solution which determines if the user is idle or not, and stops buffering after some time while the video is paused.
This is horrible at time. I don't like when the video stops suddenly and needs to fill up the buffer. However I can't find a way to force pre-buffering. YouTube just buffers something like 1 minute in advance, and if my connection is slower than usual, I can't watch video all-in-once.
In the past, I could just open a YouTube video, pause it and wait until it's fully loaded (I prefer heavy multi-tab internet browsing, so it was not a problem for me to do it that way).
Is there any solution to force the pre-buffering on YouTube now?