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Old 04. Jun 2015, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a freeware to slowdown a particular website like youtube?

When i load a youtube link the video automatically starts playing, and even after pausing it buffers. This consumes bandwidth data which is limited for me.

Is there a software/addon to slowdown the bandwidth speed available to youtube ?

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Old 04. Jun 2015, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure what your real query is.

Slowdown of YouTube? Sounds weird really. Either you want to see a video, or you don't. If you want to see the video, then letting video buffer a bit is okay, so it will play smooth later on.

If however, you do not want to see the video, then why go to YouTube at all.

Please explain yourself clearly.

Which browser do you use btw? I use Firefox, and in it, in the Plugins section, there is an option to activate Flash Player plugin, only when you allow it. So, you can turn that option on, and then video on YouTube won't play automatically, unless you activate flash player yourself.
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Old 04. Jun 2015, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think he wants Click to Play feature. That is for every link he visits, sometimes people would like to read the description first or the comments before watching the video. I used to do that before when I had limited bandwidth available before I switched to an unlimited internet connection.

Here's how you turn on Click to Play in Firefox and Chrome
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Old 05. Jun 2015, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes i should have been more clear with my query(it sounded perfectly logical in my head last night )

I collect youtube video urls i want to watch over a period of time. To save bandwidth i batch download them together at the end of the month and watch them on another device.

I use [edited] to download them. I load the multiple video links on the browser(firefox) to get the download link(particular quality).

When i open these urls on firefox to get the download link, they start playing/buffering which consumes the limited bandwidth i have.

To stop that, i wanted some technique to just load the video and get the download link without the video buffering.

I hope this makes it somewhat clear

@George.J, thank you! will try that out.

I also found [edited] and [edited] which i can use to temporarily limit the bandwidth available to firefox while carrying out this task.

Which is the better of the two? Or any other program?

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Edit - I can't find the click to play option in the latest chrome browser . How do i enable it please?

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Old 05. Jun 2015, 05:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes i should have been more clear with my query(it sounded perfectly logical in my head last night )

I collect youtube video urls i want to watch over a period of time. To save bandwidth i batch download them together at the end of the month and watch them on another device.

I use Internet download manager to download them. I load the multiple video links on the browser(firefox) to get the download link(particular quality).

When i open these urls on firefox to get the download link, they start playing/buffering which consumes the limited bandwidth i have.

To stop that, i wanted some technique to just load the video and get the download link without the video buffering.

I hope this makes it somewhat clear

@George.J, thank you! will try that out.

I also found [edited] and [edited] which i can use to temporarily limit the bandwidth available to firefox while carrying out this task.

Which is the better of the two? Or any other program?

Thank You

Edit - I can't find the click to play option in the latest chrome browser . How do i enable it please?
It won't be long before the reference to the commercial download manager will be removed by the moderator. Shall I advice you something? As the new editor to Best Free Download Manager , and almost done with uploading a new major revision to the article, I have found EagleGet to be as good as IDM, probably the best alternative to it and even better in detecting media content, because of it's 3 way technique to download media's namely: Download bar(similar to IDM), Media grabber and Video Sniffer, compared to only Download bar present in the latter one.

Also if you enable Click to Play feature, you won't be able to download with your current download manager, because it needs to detect streaming content and then show the download bar. So you might need to Click & Play the media for atleast a sec, before it grabs the url for download. But in EagleGet it has the Media Grabber feature, which uses URL parsing technique to download videos without playing them in your browser.

I think in the latest version of Chrome, Click to Play feature was modified to another setting. You can turn it on by following this.
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OK thank you! I will try EagleGet.

I mainly need download manager to download youtube videos in batch by getting the download link from the download bar in the video. Can you select the video quality to download?

It works on file locker/sharing sites? How much system resources does it consume? That Meda Grabber feature sounds exciting, can i get a link where it is explained in detail?

I will use [edited] and [edited] to solve the other problem

THank you

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I will suggest you to first use it and then ask questions, because it's very similar to the current download manager you are using. For a short answer it can do everything you asked.

Make sure you don't enable both of them, as it will create problems, so disable real time monitoring of the browser for the commercial download manager or uninstall it before switching to EagleGet. The url parsing technique (Media Grabber) is also available in download managers like Free Download Manager and Download Ninja, whereas URL sniffing technique (Video Sniffer) is available in Xtreme Download Manager.
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If you want to download YouTube videos from URL, then I will suggest Freemake Video Downloader. It works great. It also offers you the quality of the video that you want to download. It's very easy to use.

http://www.freemake.com/free_video_downloader/

Download the offline setup from here:

http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline_all/
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Old 05. Jun 2015, 03:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank You both of you! Will try out both softwares
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Old 21. Jun 2015, 02:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Is there a freeware to slowdown a particular website like youtube?

When i load a youtube link the video automatically starts playing, and even after pausing it buffers. This consumes bandwidth data which is limited for me.

Is there a software/addon to slowdown the bandwidth speed available to youtube ?

Thank you
I got that idea a while back too. I doubt something exist but there is a bad solution. It would be [edited] and you need to limit the browser completely. You could use Firefox for all browsing and Chrome with [edited] for Youtube. But this is for what you asked, slowdown a website. Because what you need appear more to be something else that prevent to buffer if the video is not under play.

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