I have a slow internet connection, living on a Native American reservation. Watching video on YouTube my connection can't keep up. The best thing would be to hit play, hit pause, and let the video fill in. Then watch once most had been downloaded/cached. Unfortunately YouTube seems to intentionally stop video downloading if you're not actually watching. If you hit pause it goes for a little bit then makes nearly no progress.
Is there any way to force YouTube to actively download a movie that is paused? Or any trick around this that doesn't involve me using some 3rd party utility to download entire YouTube videos?