Youtube - Slow video loading time

October 2016


When I click on a video on Youtube, it does not appear immediately, I have to wait about 10 minutes before playback starts. What can be done?


Try the below solutions to optimize video playback/streaming:
  • Disabled all anti pop-ups of your toolbars or software that would may block contents.
  • Create an exception for in your antivirus and firewall settings.
  • In Internet Options, deleted temporary files: General Tab > Delete temporary files. For Firefox: Tools> Options> Advanced> Network> Cache: click on "Clear Now"> click "OK"
  • In Internet Options, allows cookies: Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Allow cookies.For Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> Accept cookies.
  • In Internet Options, accept the Active X: Start> Control Panel> Internet Options> Security> Internet> Custom Level
  • Under "ActiveX controls and plug-ins" check "Fast" under "Download signed ActiveX controls"
  • Under "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" and "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" - check "Enable".
  • Make sure you also have the latest version of Java installed:
  • Also download the latest version of Flash Player:

Thanks to Marie-Joe for this tip.

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