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)
  • kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,795 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.


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


    Other suggestions:



    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.