Tip – Get Back ‘Stop Download’ feature in YouTube Videos [Bookmarklet/ Userscript]

3 Responses

  1. Subigya says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Devolution says:


    I came across another way to control things here using a Firefox plugin called “SmartVideo for Youtube” which seems to work well too.

    “Apparently, the Pause option now handles the Stop functionality as pausing the video stops it from buffering after a short while.”

    Yeah, and this has prevented me being able to playback 480p and above videos anymore on my 1Mb (100 KB/s) connection, as every time I pause to allow it to buffer it stops transferring after a short while, meaning that when I start playback it quickly catches up to the end of the buffered data then abruptly stops as the connection struggles to get more data in. And you get to enjoy this awesome little event about every 30 seconds…

    Great work, YouTube…

    So I tend to just download them to disk nowadays and use VLC instead, especially if they’re long.

  1. July 21, 2013

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