Play Youtube Videos Faster without Buffering Using a Slow Connection

You’ve got a video you need to watch on youtube and it keeps buffering, pausing every few seconds. You feel like just closing the tab because it’s so frustrating but you keep trying because you just have to watch it. This problem often happens when you’re using a slow connection but there’s an easy fix for it which works for me. I’ve been using a broadband connection over the last couple of months but just last weekend, I went out of town and my broadband modem became useless where I was. I had to use a slow dial-up connection and Youtube videos kept buffering for like eternity.

I was able to watch Youtube videos without buffering using a simple trick. Before getting started, you should have Real Player installed on your computer because you’ll be needing this.

– Go to youtube and locate the video you want to watch

– Check the address bar on your browser and change www to just m as shown below

how to watch youtube videos faster without buffering– Hit Enter on your keyboard and you should now see Youtube in mobile view

– Click on the video you want to watch. You should be prompted to open it with Real Player.

– Select Real palyer and the video starts playing in a matter of seconds

how to play youtube videos faster on a slow connectionThis video is extremely compressed and the quality may not be the best but you can be sure it’s going to play a lot faster than playing it within your browser. It’s a nice little piece of trick that comes in handy when Youtube keeps buffering and plays too slow.

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Author: Don Caprio

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  1. Briankawiro says

    How do i browse and download for free on airtel zambia using operamini 12 or 7 handler on my nokia 5800d symbian phone. Pliz help.

  2. AJ says

    Thanks for this review. RealPlayer has been awesome for me, esp usinf the Android app:

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