1 Reply Latest reply: May 5, 2012 8:30 AM by kostby
beverlyfromma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What should I try first to enable viewing videos on youtube so they don't stop and reload all the time with the beach ball spinning?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Youtube
    kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,370 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.

     

    Try to pause the video so it finishes fully downloading before playing.

     

    Other suggestions:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4628

     

    The problems I had with a 1.0Mbit internet connection largely went away when I upgraded to a 3.0Mbit connection.

     

    Popular 'viral' videos could be viewed by so many people at once, that the servers have a hard time keeping up with demand.

     

    And, sometimes you just need a faster computer or a faster internet connection, especially if you're trying to watch in full-screen or HD on an older, slower computer. My mid-2007 MacBook has this problem occasionally, especially with content produced with Adobe Flash.