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Update at NOV 10, 2017

When you are totally immersed in the critical moment of a YouTube video, all of a sudden, it lags a lot. Well, curb an impulse to smash things, you should learn more to correct YouTube videos stuttering first. How to fix YouTube video lag? Here are two solutions for you and you can first install this software on your PC to download YouTube videos to get rid of any YouTube lagging issues at once.

YouTube Videos Lagging and Similar Problems People Come Across

Thinking about that when you're watching a video or movie on YouTube, it plays and pauses every several seconds. It's a really frustrating and annoying experience that will make you crazy. Such YouTube vidoes lagging problem just takes you more times and definitely spoils your mood. Commonly, the questions will come to you later, “Why are YouTube videos lagging” or “My YouTube is Lagging and how to solve it?”

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Q: I'm trying to watch some YouTube videos on my computer, but somehow my YouTube videos are becoming really jerky and choppy, even skipping and ending early as well as slowing down my browser (Google Chrome). When it is completely buffered and streamed, YouTube video lags literally every two seconds. Why do YouTube videos stutter?

Do you encounter with similar lagging YouTube videos and want to know why YouTube lags on chrome? Don’t worry! To fix YouTube videos lagging playback issue, the following tricks will be helpful.

You can follow the technical method in part 1 to solve YouTube video lagging issue temporarily. Alternatively, the second method makes it come true when fixing YouTube video stuttering chrome and other YouTube playback problems you may come across in the future. If you want to find a durable solution, you can move to Solution 2 directly.

Part 1: The Common Solutions for YouTube Videos Stuttering

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1. Update Players to Latest Version

Although most of YouTube videos are played with HTML5 player, there a few YouTube videos need Adobe Flash Player, and some old PCs and browsers support Adobe Flash player only. So YouTube lagging in chrome issue is a common case. Therefore, you need to check if the browser you use supports HTML5 player by visit: https://www.youtube.com/html5

Moreover, the old version of Adobe Flash would lead to videos lagging on browsers. So you can update Adobe Flash and find the latest version for YouTube lag fix here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

2. Clear the Browsing Date and Update Browser

Many people like to use Google Chrome that works well to play YouTube before, but one day some of you may find YouTube video lagging behind audio. Besides using other browsers to see if YouTube videos stuttering problems are missing, you can also try the following methods.

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a. An overloaded browser would cause YouTube videos lag. If you have opened too many tabs at one time, close them and play the videos again.

b. If there are too many records that take up the room, which may lead to the lagging problem. So you’d better clear unnecessary cache, cookies and histories termly. To do it easily, you can enter this URL into browser and then select the data you want to clear: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

c. Meanwhile, you can try to update Chrome browser to fix YouTube lagging Chrome 2017 problem as well. So do other browsers.

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3. Uninstall the add-ons that causing choppy videos

Some extensions would slow down video buffering and even block YouTube videos. Find the extension, disable or uninstall it.

Tips: You need to uncheck the Enabled box of extension one by one and play YouTube videos to find the one causing YouTube playback issues.

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4. Update Video Card Driver

If you have tried all the methods above, but still completely troubled with why is my YouTube lagging, you can check whether the PC video card driver is out of date or not. Update it to the latest version.

5. Change to a Quicker Internet Connection

Why are my YouTube videos lagging? In most cases, slow internet connection is the root. Fox example, YouTube 60fps lag and YouTube 4k lag issues are always the results of slow network speed. Make sure you have a broadband connection with at least 500 Kbps for the best viewing experience. You need to change to a quicker Internet connection if it's below that value when YouTube videos lag. Besides, contact your local Internet Service Providers for help since some ISPs may control the bandwidth and download speeds of connections. What’s more, YouTube will automatically select a video quality for you according to your network speed. You can lower the video quality or downscale video resolution to see if it will play smoothly.

Personally, I’m inclined to the following one-for-all solution to get rid of all YouTube playback issues online. As a big fan of YouTube, I have to admit that it should be a headache to face with kinds of YouTube playback issues every now and then, which will drive me crazy! So let’s settle this matter once and for all. Why not!

Part2: A Long-term Solution to Fix YouTube Lagging Issue

There are many probable causes leading to YouTube videos lagging. But you would find that it’s difficult to find the suitable solutions at one go. Meanwhile, as YouTube updates constantly, you may not be able to fix the similar problem like why is YouTube lagging 2017 with the same method you used before. So the permanent and perfect solution is to download YouTube videos for playback offline without lagging and any other problems, such as YouTube videos freezing, YouTube videos skipping, YouTube green screen and so forth.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is such a powerful YouTube video downloader to help you solve the problem that YouTube keeps lagging. Compared with those free online video downloaders, it's more stable, reliable and user-friendly, and nothing goes wrong with network instability problems.

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Downloading YouTube Videos to Fix YouTube Video Resources Lag

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your Windows PC, then follow the troubleshooting steps to fix YouTube video lagging issue below.

Step 1. Download laggy YouTube videos

Launch the program and click "Download Video" on the menu bar. An "Add New Download" window will pop up. Copy and paste the laggy YouTube videos URL, then press "Analyze" button. Select a downloading option of different resolutions, formats and file sizes after analyzing. Click "Download" to start to fix the issue that YouTube lagging on chrome and other browsers.

Download YouTube Videos in Batches

This software supports a batch processing for downloading multiple videos, including those choppy YouTube videos caused by the unstable network. You are capable of downloading 4K videos, 360-degree video and VR movies, as well. It is supposed to analyze and list all resolutions the original video owns.

Try to re-analyze the URL if you don't see the due resolution on the list.

Convert Downloaded Videos

Step 2(Optional). Convert the downlaoded lagging YouTube video to any formats, for any device

This software empowers you to convert downloaded videos to 300+ video audio formats and portable devices. Set MP4 as an example, you can convert the YouTube URL to MP4. Just click “Output Format” on the right and select “Video” then go “MP4”. Finally, click “Run” to finish the conversion. Meanwhile, you can download YouTube subtitle and embed subtitle into video. Besides, you are allowed to merge multiple videos, extract audio from video, cut video clips, reduce video size, and reset resolution, bit rate, frame rate and other related parameters.

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So that's the whole process of how to fix YouTube lag 2017. You can play any YouTube video smoothly. It’s really quick and easy to download YouTube videos with the software - HD Video Converter Factory Pro to avoid YouTube videos stuttering and many other playback issues.
Instead of trying the methods above one by one to fix YouTube videos buffering problem, downloading YouTube videos is more effective and takes less time.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports compressing videos to smaller sizes without quality damage for free playback and also allows you to change resolution, bit rates, frame rates and other parameters to meet your own needs.

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