How I Watch YouTube
For whatever reason, watching YouTube in Chrome sucks. Bad. As in, it's so bad I've stopped using Chrome for YouTube. Safari seems to have similar issues, and FireFox seems to be a bit better, but hasn't been bulletproof.
You know what's been bulletproof?
youtuble-dl. This program rocks.
So here's how I watch YouTube (notice the first video doesn't even play in Chrome, and the second video freezes; I tried this at 6 different times and had the same results every time; oh yeah, and I often don't get audio to play on YouTube):
So, now, when I want to watch a YouTube video, I just download it (in HD) and watch it locally. It's way faster than streaming from YouTube.