Whenever I pause a YouTube video which is playing in VLC for a few minutes and resume it, it simply plays a few seconds (presumably until the end of some cache) and then stops playback. Is there some way to get it to resume the connection to YouTube and continue playing/downloading?

  • That's why I use cclive! :P
    – Marco
    Mar 16, 2013 at 17:56
  • @Marco This works fine in Chromium (and used to work in Firefox until Flash started crashing), and cclive is a completely different use case. I'm using vlc to work around fullscreen issues, and I don't want to wait for the entire 1080p video to be downloaded before starting to watch.
    – l0b0
    Mar 16, 2013 at 17:59
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    Using smtube and not regretting it here Mar 16, 2013 at 18:33
  • Still happens with vlc 2.2.1 Sep 27, 2015 at 20:48
  • don't pause it. rewind instead.
    – Jasen
    Dec 30, 2016 at 1:39

1 Answer 1


This seems to be fixed in VLC 2.2.3. Changelog states

  • Fix resume where you left off

You can find much more info in https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS or https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.2.3.html

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