If you have ever faced a problem when you try to play a youtube video but its either stuck while loading or you see a black blank youtube video player without anything playing on it, most of the time it could be due to slow internet connection or some breakage in internet connectivity for some minutes.
Decrease The Video Quality Playback
In case a video is stuck in between due to internet connectivity issues, then you can apply the simple trick to play the video by decreasing the quality of playback so that video can play on your slow internet connection. In such cases video does not buffer or play, so to resume the play action just pause the video, and then change the quality by choosing a resolution from the gear icon
Once you decrease the quality of the video, you may see some pixels and distortion but you can still the video moving yourself quite away from the screen. This way you can play the video in case its lagging or getting stuck due to slow speed.
Clear Browser Cache To Fix Youtube Buffering and Playback Problems
If you see the video has stopped buffering and there is no problem with the internet connection then make sure that video is not in the paused state. If the video is already in the play mode then it could be due to the old browser cache, in such case clearing the browser data like cache and history could help you fix this issue and after browser restart the video should play fine.
If after clearing your browser’s cache, the video still will not play completely, you might want to check the stability of your internet connection. An unstable internet connection could be a reason for which the video will not load / buffer completely. You’ll need a broadband connection with at least 500+Kbps for the best viewing experience.
Most of the youtube playback problem occurs due slow speed internet connection, in such cases you can opt for the solutions listed above, we hope the above methods helps you to fix the stuck playback while watching a youtube video. If you have a related problem or query we suggest you to use the comment section below to let us know about it, and we will try our best to solve it for you.
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