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Watch videos on slow connections (Dial-up)

Still rockin' the 56k? No problem. Even if you have a slow Internet connection, you can still watch YouTube videos. Here are some tips on optimizing your viewing experience:

  • Choose lower video quality (such as 240p and 360p) by clicking Settings  in the video player. The player will remember this for future playbacks until you close your browser.
  • Start the video and then click the Pause button immediately. Wait for the gray video progress bar to load a bit before clicking Play.
  • If on a computer, use a browser that supports the latest video codecs like VP9, such as Chrome or Firefox.
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