Get Back ‘Stop Download’ feature on YouTube Videos

Last Updated September 19, 2014
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Some days back YouTube removed the “Stop Download” feature from their player. They also removed video pre-buffering. In this article I will help you to get the “Stop Download” feature using bookmarklet/userscript.

How to Stop YouTube Video from Downloading -

Method 1: Bookmarklet

This is the easiest method and will work on all browsers. (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, etc). To use it, drag and drop the above bookmarklet to your Bookmarks toolbar. To stop a YouTube video while watching, just click on the bookmarklet and the video will stop downloading.

Stop YouTube Video (bookmarklet)

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Method 2: Userscript

Userscript will give you a button below your YouTube player to stop the download. Userscript download link is provided below.


Stop Youtube Video Downloading

Steps to install Userscript

  • In Firefox, you will have to install the Greasemonkey add-on. After that, open the userscript page provided above and click on the install button.
  • In Chrome, you need to download the Userscript on your computer by right-clicking the Install icon and select Save link as. Then go to Tools > Extensions, drag the downloaded script into the Extensions page and click install.

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Written by Jijo Jose

Founder welovefilm & ShortoftheMonth. MBA student, gamer & blogger. Loves watching Animated & Sci-Fi Films.

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