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Old 05-25-13, 09:44 PM
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youtube videos not playing

everytime i try and load a youtube video, i get the same error:

"An error occurred, please try again later"

and the screen is all static. looks like this:



any ideas to fix this? i did a quick google search and tried clearing my cache, history and cookies. updated my flash. so far nothing has worked.
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Old 05-25-13, 10:02 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Is it just youtube? Maybe it's the ad-blocking.
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Old 05-25-13, 10:11 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
Is it just youtube? Maybe it's the ad-blocking.
i went to a random video on yahoo and it worked. so right now it looks like youtube only so far.

how can i tell if its ad blocking?
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Old 05-25-13, 10:29 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Some YT videos have ads, some don't.

What browser are you using?

I'm having some problems with YT, too. Flash crashes everytime I exit full-screen in YT in Firefox. But no prob in IE.
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Old 05-26-13, 04:51 AM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Originally Posted by atari2600 View Post
everytime i try and load a youtube video, i get the same error:

"An error occurred, please try again later"

any ideas to fix this? i did a quick google search and tried clearing my cache, history and cookies. updated my flash. so far nothing has worked.
I have a similar problem, except that the message says "This video is currently unavailable," and this problem is consistent, not wait-a-few-minutes-and-try-again. The same video plays fine on another PC. Both are on Windows 7 and using Chrome.
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Old 05-26-13, 04:20 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

FYI, Chrome has a built in Flash distribution called Pepper Flash, that it updates. So if you are using Chrome that is likely the issue.

Go to "About(colon)plugins" replace (colon) with :


, click Details in the top right, and if you have multiple Flash Player DLLs listed disable the one with PepperFlash in the path name.
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Old 05-26-13, 10:42 PM
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BTW, I fixed my YT crash after full-screen issue byt disabling hardware acceleration. Probably a bug in one of the newer versions of Flash.
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Old 05-26-13, 11:40 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Originally Posted by wmansir View Post
Go to "About(colon)plugins" replace (colon) with :

, click Details in the top right, and if you have multiple Flash Player DLLs listed disable the one with PepperFlash in the path name.
Where in the menu is "About(colon)plugins"? I looked everywhere but couldn't find it.
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Type it in the address bar.

You can also do: chrome://plugins/
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^^ It worked! Thank you. I also had to clear the cache and cookies.
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Old 05-28-13, 01:22 AM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

i am using firefox
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Old 05-28-13, 11:57 PM
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try restarting firefox with add-ons disabled.
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Old 06-19-13, 04:29 PM
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Re: youtube videos not playing

Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
Some YT videos have ads, some don't.
Download and install Adblock Plus if you got Firefox. It's great program.

Originally Posted by kuroiinu View Post
^^ It worked! Thank you. I also had to clear the cache and cookies.
Do you have CCleaner it'll clean everything on your PC.
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