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keit14
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 10:04 am

Hello,

I have some problems with YouTube buffering, if I'm watching a video and I try, for example, to go back like 2 mins before or sometimes even 5 seconds, the player most of the time have to re-download the video (something I just watched).
It is even worse if I just watched the whole video and I try to watch it again, Firefox has to download the whole video again.

Sometimes if I just let the video buffering it happens that it lose all the buffer and have to start again.

Another thing is that Firefox only buffer a little part of the video and then stop. I have to play the video and when it get closer to that part, at that moment Firefox start to download again.

So, It's kind of annoying because my Internet isn't really good to wait re-buffering again and again.

I this video you can see it better (in every try I just press F5, I don't change anything)

https://youtu.be/HbszRnib_gg

Thanks for your time

Reflective

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 10:23 am

See if the suggestions in this article helps at all: https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/31/how-t ... n-youtube/

keit14
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 10:28 am

Reflective wrote:See if the suggestions in this article helps at all: https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/31/how-t ... n-youtube/


That works but only let me choose 360p and 720p :? And only fix the full buffering issue, the main problem is still there :(

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 11:03 am

Maybe what you can consider doing is downloading the video to your own machine and then playing it locallty: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing ... be-videos/

keit14
 
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 11:37 am

Reflective wrote:Maybe what you can consider doing is downloading the video to your own machine and then playing it locallty: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing ... be-videos/


That could be an option but kind of annoying considering I could watch videos normally without losing buffering in Chrome, for example. :?
I really like Firefox and I think it is a really great browser but I use YouTube regularly and this issue is a big problem :?

dickvl

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 12:10 pm

You can try to modify these prefs on the about:config page:
media.cache_readhead_limit => 9999
media.cache_resume_treshold => 9999

http://kb.mozillazine.org/about%3Aconfig

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