How To Minimize Buffering And Speed Up YouTube

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Youtube, as you all know is one of the leading video service website in the world. There are various video streaming services available such as Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe etc but the world’s best and the largest is YouTube. Being the largest video service website, Youtube has now also associated itself with different social websites, but unfortunately, we do face a lot of problem of slow streaming of Videos. Infact sometimes it does not stream at all. A big irritation isn't it ?

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Don't worry, you can minimize this irritation to quite an extent. How? Lets look into 3 such ways that can help you stream smooth and speed up your Youtube.

1) YouTube Feather Beta

We might be using Youtube from many years but there are some simple ways of increasing the efficiency of website. One of the hidden way is Youtube Feather Beta. It’s an “opt-in” feature which claims that it will be able to enhance the speed of your YouTube buffering. As it is an official program of Youtube which gives you surety of fullfilling its promises, the credibility of the feature is well determined.

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How does it work to speed up YouTube? By Removing all the irrelevant programs which may effect the buffering of the video service & implementing some Updated web techniques. In Youtube Feather, The information is conveyed to you after being reduced which will allocate more bandwidth for actual Streaming.

When you apply Youtube Feather, you will not be able to view comments, likes, dislikes and will only be able to see 5 related videos on page. However, Youtube Feather might not work on all the videos and will only be limited to a specific service.

2) Disable ISP Throttling

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In order to preserve & use the bandwidth correctly, Our ISPs throttle bandwidth to make the websites stream faster as in the case of Youtube. In order to bypass this throttle open the command prompt and run it as an administrator. Now enter the following command:

   netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”YoutubeBufferTrick” dir=in action=block remoteip=, enable=yes

You might face problem regarding some websites as it blocks the IP Adresses of a few of them. In order to disable this command you can type in the following:

netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name=”YoutubeBufferTrick” - See more at:

3) Route Up Through Different DNS

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Another way of speeding up the buffering of Youtube is by Routing Through a Different DNS like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS. Details of this phenomena would require a lengthy explanation but in short you can count this option to speed up buffering of videos. Google guarantees that by using their Public DNS service can actually help you enhance your Internet browsing speed by optimizing the traffic routes between you and your destination servers. But they have provided with the following caution:

"Note, however, that because nameservers geolocate according to the resolver’s IP address rather than the user’s, Google Public DNS has the same limitations as other open DNS services: that is, the server to which a user is referred might be farther away than one to which a local DNS provider would have referred. This could cause a slower browsing experience for certain sites."

Problems with DSL connections and other internet providers are inevitable. You will keep facing problems ranging from download speed to local server connection errors quite frequently. So try the tricks out as they might contribute in a better streaming experience.

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