One of the most common issues users face when streaming YouTube videos is buffering. Buffering usually happens when you have a slow internet connection and the video loads faster than your internet connection downloads the material. In such cases, the video stops briefly to allow the downloading to take place until there’s enough material to allow the seamless playback. So, how do you improve your YouTube viewing experience. Well, if you cannot obviously afford a faster internet service, simply take advantage of this cool Chrome extension called SmartVideo For YouTube.
SmartVideo For YouTube
To control how YouTube buffers and plays videos, you need this extension. Just head over to the Chrome web Store and download and install the SmartVideo For YouTube extension. When the installation is complete, you’ll see a Welcome page. Scroll down and click the Set global preferences now link.
YouTube Buffering Options
You will find separate options to control videos on YouTube as well control embedded videos. Take a closer look at the buffering options available on both sections. You have the option to start playing right away, start buffering right away, or set at what percentage you want to buffer before the video starts playing. If you are not sure what percentage to set, just let the extension do it for you. The Smart Buffer option automatically computes the best buffer percentage based on your current download speed.
Additionally, you have options to loop all videos, set the video quality, and player size. And you can access the global settings anytime simply by hovering your mouse pointer over the video when its playing.
The extension works even on HTML5 video. And for users of other browsers, there are extensions for Firefox, Opera and Safari as well.
SmartVideo for YouTube is an extremely useful extension that will improve and fix YouTube buffering problems. Let us know what’s been your experience with this extension.