Youtube Slow Buffering Fix?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Arkane9, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Arkane9 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2009
    Hey all,

    This whole Youtube buffering thing is getting really frustrating...

    I ran connection tests on and I get 10Mbits...

    1080p Apple trailers fully load almost instantly...

    I'm using Safari in 32-bit mode on 10.6.3 27'' Imac 3.06

    I literally looked everywhere on the net and haven't found a resolution.

    Has anyone found a fix for slow flash video buffering?
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I have the same issue with many youtube videos. Buffering................ It's not you, nor OSX, nor your connection, it's youtube.
  3. Aniday macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    720p Youtube videos work fine usually on my MBP.(Although last night they weren’t buffering great on my 10mb connection)

    But with 1080p it doesn’t buffer too great and the video playback itself stutters and freezes and the audio continues. 30 seconds in the video plays okay. The stuttering in the beginning is alloying, though. I usually always just click 720p. I know it’s not my Mac because, like you said, 1080p iTunes trailers play great.

    I suppose it’s all Youtube’s fault.
  4. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010

    might be flash
    go to and join the html5 beta
  5. JasonBR1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    I'm having the same problem. Have been for a couple weeks now. No luck in finding any legit info.

    It's not just YouTube. It's all video sites (Vimeo, etc).
  6. JasonBR1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    I'm fixed!!

    I took my MacBook Pro to the Apple store Genius Bar. They couldn't figure out the problem right there so I left it with them. They ended up replacing the Airport card (?) and everything's back to normal. Yay! (except it was $180.oo but such is life).
  7. markjl macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2013
    Buffering You Tube on Mac i5

    The post was originally from 2010, but

    I'm having problems with buffering on You Tube on the Mac and am using HTML Player 5

    Any up-to-date tips?

  8. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yeah, do not use Safari, if possible.

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