Nobody likes waiting. Especially if it’s about a video that gets stuck midway through and starts loading right when the action is about to pick off.
And that’s also why video acceleration programs were created. Here are 5 of the best available programs that will help you stream online videos without waiting for buffering.
All in all, not in any particular order, here are the 5 software to avoid video buffering, have a look:
You can get Hola Video Accelerator as a Google Chrome extension. At the time of writing, this program is only available for Chrome and Android users.
It promises to offer a generally better experience with watching videos by offering faster start times, less buffering, and it’s also very easy to use.
Apart from the video accelerator, Hola also offers a standalone VPN for browsing the internet anonymously, an ad blocker, a fake GPS location program, and a browser which features all of these standalone apps in one package.
If your country has blocked certain websites, then chances are that you will be able to access them by using Hola VPN.
Puffin is a special kind of browser. Instead of relying on your computer’s hardware, Puffin utilizes the power of cloud servers to deliver videos and websites to the user.
That often leads to overall faster loading times, less buffering, less lag, and it’s especially useful if you’re a low-end computer user.
Puffin was originally made for mobile devices like smartphones and the full version of it was available for a small price.
Now it’s also available for Windows and it’s free. Puffin never mentioned why the paywall was lifted.
Do keep in mind that the Windows version is still in Beta. So, don’t be surprised if you experience a few glitches every now and then. Even still, if you experience connectivity issues, do make sure that your drivers are up to date first before blaming Puffin.
As a side note, Puffin mentions that all outcoming and incoming traffic is being encrypted which is appreciated for a bit of extra security and privacy.
Other than that, the incoming data are getting compressed before being delivered to you which is good for saving a bit of data. Especially if you’re using a limited data plan.
This is not a browser or a browser extension, but a standalone program. It comes in handy if you want a better streaming experience while still keeping your old browser.
Just like SpeedBit themselves say, SpeedBit video accelerator works by using multiple download sources simultaneously to ensure that your videos won’t freeze while streaming.
The only problem is that this program only works for free up to a certain transfer rate which greatly limits the video quality that you can choose.
If you want to play HD videos with this program, then you have no choice but to get the premium version as the free one doesn’t support this quality.
Other than that, SpeedBit also offers DAP10. A download manager which speeds up your downloads.
Why mention it? Cause DAP10 also offers a video preview feature which allows you to watch a video while downloading it.
Technically speaking, this could be a trick to use SpeedBit’s full streaming potential without paying for the premium version.
It’s worthy of mention that there is also a video converter built in with DAP10.
While not as famous as SpeedBit’s program, Leawo is still a great standalone video acceleration choice.
Leawo offers an all in one video accelerator, video downloader, video converter, a browser, a video player, and a video manager.
The only problem is that Leawo video accelerator is not available for free. There are only a free trial and the program which costs about 30 bucks.
The good thing is that it can also get used as a browser and an accelerated video downloader.
Opera is a full-fledged web browser. How does it help in video buffering? Well, Opera offers a built-in ad-blocker, a VPN, and a battery saver.
The main feature which helps with video streaming is the built-in ad-blocker. Fewer ads result to less useless data. Which means that you can now spare that data for loading a video.
The VPN will only offer a boost in performance in the rare case that your ISP is throttling your connection.
And “rare” is a rather relative term is it’s known that many people in the USA right now are having their connections throttled by their ISPs. As a side note, net throttling is considered illegal.
Don’t expect to go from 720P to 4K or anything like that. These programs exist only to give you a small boost in performance.
Like, if you were able to barely play a video at a certain quality with small lags, then your best bet is that you’ll be able to stream it at the same quality without lags.
If you manage anything extra, consider yourself lucky.