I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say this or not - no intention of any forum rule breaches intended - mods, please delete if inappropriate.
For me, I just download the You Tube clips I want and store them on my network to watch at will.
This may not solve your problem if you’re just browsing, but if there are specific things on You Tube you want to watch at will, then this is the best way to go. After all, even if it’s up there, who knows if/when it will be taken down.
I use You Tube HD Downloader most of them time. When that isn’t working I use…sorry, can’t remember what it’s called, but it’s an add on to Google Chrome. Download it and open up Chrome, then go to You Tube, and there’s a ‘Download’ button at the bottom of every video.
You should be able to find both of these with a quick search.
Hope that helps.