How to Fix Youtube Buffering By Disabling DASH Playback

How to Fix Youtube Buffering By Disabling DASH Playback

 

Everyone may have determined that when you are playing a YouTube video, it buffers only so far onwards from your current position. And if you pause this video, buffering will stop altogether. The particular cause behind this form of buffering is YouTube’s Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (Dash), which breaks a video into segments, buffering each segment as you make your way through the entire video. In explanation, Dash allows YouTube to adjust to changing network conditions without stalling out at particular times.

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When it comes to the real world, Dash means you can’t pause a video clip and also come back to it later with it fully buffered, that enables us to move back and forth around the video without anticipating for it to rebuffer each time you switch to a fresh spot.

YouTube does not let you disable Dash playback, but a browser extension named YouTube Center does. It’s available for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari. It has not been approved in Chrome Web Store, so you’ll require to download it on your PC and drag the file into Chrome’s extension page. Additionally, Chrome users might need to check the box on the extension page to allow Developer mode.

YouTube Center installs a small settings button on the upper-right corner of YouTube. Click on the gear icon to open the settings panel, which conveniently opens above your current YouTube page. It allows you to fine-tune oodles  settings, but for the needs concerning this post, you’ll need to simply click upon the Player tab at the top then uncheck the box for Dash Playback.then click the X in the upper-right corner to close the settings window and return to your youtube page.

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Now, you are going to observe that once you start a video, YouTube will buffer the whole clip, in fact if you keep it paused and head to different tab. I tried YouTube Center on a Windows 8.1 with Chrome, and the extension worked flawlessly. I also found that  , on the Resize tab in the settings window, there are many options  to customize the player window

 

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