Megavideo is one of the most popular video-sharing sites that allows you to watch uploaded movies, though the site does have a rather annoying time limit of 72 minutes. Once you reach this limit, you need to wait at least 54 minutes before you’re able to watch any more content on Megavideo. Since a number of movies are longer than 72 minutes, this limit can be a serious inconvenience. A few different workarounds can help you bypass this restriction and enjoy Megavideo much more.
<strong>Option One: Work Offline</strong>
Once you’ve started the video you want to watch, click “Pause” and wait until the buffering reaches the 100 percent mark. Then go to your browser’s “Work Offline” menu option and select it. In the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, working offline will allow you to watch the chosen video in its entirety.
<strong>Option Two: Clear Your Cache and Block Cookies</strong>
Clearing out your browser’s cache and deleting all past cookies will also bypass the Megavideo time limit. Once you’ve completed these first two steps, block all cookies temporarily from your browser until after you’ve finished watching the video. To block cookies in Firefox, you’ll find this option under the “Tools” drop-down menu on the browser’s top menu bar. Under this menu tab, you’ll need to check the “Block” box under your cookies settings.
Using Internet Explorer, you’ll need to locate the “Tools” menu and navigate to the “Sites” option under the “Privacy” tab. Go to the “Address of Website” box and enter the URL of Megavideo.com. Then click “Block” to block cookies from this one particular site. The final needed step is to disconnect your modem and than wait for about a minute before plugging it back in. You should now be able to watch the video uninterrupted.
Another alternative for bypassing the Megavideo time limit is to download the video for offline viewing. Various downloading programs are available as browser plugins. Depending on the file format that different downloading programs use for their output, you may also need a separate file converter before you can watch the saved video file in a format that plays on your operating system.
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Author: Jay White
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