So, you’re showing a friend a video on YouTube – it’s one you’ve seen several times before, and you still can’t get enough of it – and just when it’s getting to the good part, it cuts out, and skips straight to the end. A bit frustrating, isn’t it? Thankfully, the issue’s actually fairly easy to fix – all you need to do is clear your browser’s cache. See, somewhere along the way, your browser’s download of the video was interrupted. This might be a connectivity issue on your end, or it might just be a glitch in the YouTube platform. Either way, you’ve got an incomplete copy, and you’ll always have one so long as the files related to that video are still on your hard drive.
Here’s how to clear the cache in various browsers.
Chrome: Go to the wrench menu, go to “History” and click on “Clear Browsing Data.” That’s about all you need to do.
Internet Explorer: Open up Internet Options, and navigate to the “General” tab. Once there, click on “Delete Browsing History.”
Opera: On the menu, select Tools->Delete Private Data. Once you’ve done this, check all the options, then confirm the deletion.
Firefox: Open up the options menu, and locate the “advanced” pane. From there, go down to “Network” and look for “cached web content.” There’ll be a button next to the information on how much space that says “Clear Now.” Click on it.