My videos will load then stop throughout to buffer. How can i fix this problem to where my videos will load and play through without stopping each second??
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:24.0) Gecko/24.0 Firefox/24.0
If you use extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) like Adblock Plus or NoScript or Flash Block that can block content then make sure that such extensions aren't blocking content.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.
You could always just download the video and watch it locally. It has several obvious benefits:
You can watch it fast, without any buffering at all You can re-watch it or skip around in the video without having to re-download anything A compatible video player (eg VLC, GOM Player, etc.) can play it much easier and using much less CPU than the Flash player (or even the HTML5 player)
An obvious downside would be that you need enough disk-space to download the whole video at once, but then that’s true for streaming it anyway unless you skip around to unbuffered parts. If you let it buffer the whole video, you can skip around without it re-downloading, but then it’s taking up space on the disk, so you may as well download it for real (ie, outside the temp directory). The only other downside is having to wait for a while before being able to watch it. Of course if you are watching a video at 1080p, it’s probably one you will want to watch again later.
There are several ways to download YouTube videos, but my favorite is YousableTubeFix. It adds a convenient download button to the page, offers customization like removing page sections and prevent auto-buffer and auto-play, and is available for most browsers either natively or via Greasemonkey.
The above answers are for Desktop Firefox. This is a Firefox for Android support request.
The playback stuttering is generally a device bandwidth issue. It means that your phone is not downloading enough data to ensure smooth playback.
Modified by kbrosnan