View Full Version : Stop video downloading

29-01-2010, 09:19 AM
Is there a way of stopping, say, Youtube video downloads short of quitting the page?

It's annoying (to me, anyway!) to stop a video because you don't want any more but see the download go on regardless.

29-01-2010, 07:51 PM
help me please! i have the same problem as well! stop the downloading... :stare: i very thankful if someone can make a solution! thank you h!! :thanks this is always happen to me... i need someone to stop! please reply... quickly!

thanks already!!

Terry Porritt
29-01-2010, 08:08 PM
Plain answer = no !
There is a Greasemonkey script that is supposed to add a button to start/ stop youTube download, but I havent tried it.

"Youtube allow you to pause the video, but it keeps downloading" ....http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/7917

steve v
30-01-2010, 05:05 PM
If you use firefox , then i recomend this add on: Stop Auto-play

Works for me, videos dont automatically start etc etc


30-01-2010, 05:33 PM
+1 for the stop auto-play, I use it all the time :).

31-01-2010, 03:13 AM
Heh, that Stop Auto Play works great. Thanks

01-02-2010, 09:43 AM
I have prefbar (http://prefbar.mozdev.org/) installed on SeaMonkey & Firefox. You can add a "Kill Flash" button to the toolbar which happily stops YT videos.

25-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Sorry to awaken this oldish thread but I have found the answer to stopping downloads.

Just rt click the image and there is a stop download option. Easy, eh?

25-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Try right click on mouse while cursor is on video > left click "stop download" it works with Chrome but unsure about others.