Fixed: YouTube Slow Loading and Buffering on Windows 10

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Contents:

Youtube Video Slow Loading Overview

Why Is Your YouTube Loading So Slow?

How to Stop YouTube From Slow Loading on Windows 10?

Youtube Video Slow Loading Overview

For Google Chrome users, if you would like to watch videos, for fun or fun work, you will habitually take advantage of YouTube on this site. YouTube is a platform where numerous videos are available for you.

But sometimes, when you are watching videos on YouTube, you find the YouTube is loading slowly and buffering on Chrome Windows 10.

You fail to enjoy the awesome movies, but to notice the YouTube buffers in 4K or even 0K on Windows 10 Chrome.

On that basis, this article focuses on showing you what causes your YouTube loads slowly and then how you are supposed to fix the buffering YouTube on Windows 10.

Why Is Your YouTube Loading So Slow?

If you took notice of the slow videos on YouTube, it means something went wrong with your Chrome caches, Internet options, and network servers.

Now it is time for you to set about resolving Windows 10 YouTube is buffering at 10K.

How to Stop YouTube From Slow Loading on Windows 10?

Now that you have got the culprits of this YouTube slow on Windows 10, you might as well manage to deal with this buffering video for Chrome.

Solutions:

1: Clear Up Google Chrome Caches

2: Select a Lower Quality of YouTube Videos

3: Block Some IP Addresses on Windows 10 Browsers

4: Disable VPN Software Temporarily

Solution 1: Clear Up Google Chrome Caches

It is said that too many caches on Chrome can to some degree lead to your slow loading YouTube.

If you have searched or changes settings for Chrome for so long time that caches are accumulated, there are possibilities that YouTube cannot load smoothly.

In this way, you would better attempt to delete the searching history for Windows 10 browsers, like Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome from your Desktop.

2. In Google Chrome, on the right window of Chrome interface, click the Settings icon and then select Tools from the list.

google chrome more tools

3. Then hit Clear browsing data. Or you can also press the combination key Ctrl + Shift + Del.

clear google chrome browsing data

4. After that, pick out a time range, here you are suggested to choose All time. Then click Clear Data to confirm it.

clear browsing data select items and date

Upon you removed the caches of Google Chrome, you are able to delete the searching history for Windows 10.

Here if you are running other browsers on Windows 10, chances are you have to delete the searching history in them as well.

You can try to reload YouTube to see if it backs to normal on Windows 10.

Solution 2: Select a Lower Quality of YouTube Videos

Normally, there are different types of qualities of videos on YouTube, such as 240P, 360P, 480P, and 720P. The higher the quality, the slower your YouTube videos could be on Windows 10.

That is why now you need to lower the quality on YouTube in Chrome.

1. On YouTube which is displaying a video, click Settings (the gear icon) and then select Quality.

youtube quality settings

Here you can see in YouTube settings, there are other settings besides Quality, like Autoplay and Annotation.

2. Then select a lower quality, such as 144P.

lower youtube video quality

If you found your video on YouTube runs rather slowly, it is recommendable that you choose the lowest quality of 144P.

Once you observed that videos in 144P are smooth without the buffering problems, it is feasible for you to raise the quality of YouTube videos.

Solution 3: Block Some IP Addresses on Windows 10 Browsers

For most of you are watching the streaming videos and these videos are using the network delivery which is provided by the Network service providers, it is as much possible as others websites use services outside YouTube.

With deeper surveys, two IP addresses are needed to be blocked from running on YouTube, which are 173.194.55.0/24 and 206.111.0.0/16.

Thus, generally speaking, it may help if you can prevent them in Command Prompt.

1. Search Command Prompt in the search box and then right click the best-matched result to Run as administrator.

run command prompt

2. In Command Prompt, copy and paste the following command and then hit Enter to run it.

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”YouTubeTweak” dir=in action=block remoteip=173.194.55.0/24,206.111.0.0/16 enable=yes

block ip addresses

Then these two sites will be blocked in Chrome Windows 10.

Now go back to YouTube and open the video as before. You can see YouTube buffering problem has been resolved without the two problematic websites.

Solution 4: Disable VPN Software Temporarily

If you have to make use of VPN service in order to search by Chrome, now when YouTube is loading slowly on Windows 10, it is advisable that you manage to disable your VPN service for a while.

It is likely that VPN software runs improperly can also lead to Windows 10 YouTube stops playing videos smoothly.

Or if you found disabling the VPN service is useless, you can also decide to use another new VPN application to see videos on YouTube can load as usual with a different VPN.

In a nutshell, you can try to fix the buffering YouTube by way of dealing with browser caches, network server or the VPN service on Windows 10.

 

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