Google has recently removed the Stop Download command from the right click context-menu of YouTube videos. This change has brought in outpour from lots of users. Stop Download command used to let you stop the video from downloading completely, as opposed to the pause button which only paused the video while buffering still took place in the background.
After a bit of research, I have come to learn that now onward even pressing the pause button will stop the video from downloading. But, it does not seem to be occuring on my end. Stop Download button was very useful to me, especially because of the fact that I have a slow internet connection and I need to stop the video every once in a while to browse other sites/videos.
If its the same with you, don't worry, I have come up with a very simple solution to the problem. Note that these solutions do not work for HTML5 videos i.e. you cannot stop an HTML5 video, you can only pause it. This is because YouTube has not, as of yet, introduced an API related to 'stop video' function in HTML5.
Stop Video Download
two three possible ways to get back the Stop Download feature.