Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:41 AM   #1
DavidLeigh
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
So what is up with Youtube and the HTML5 Trial Thing?

Hi,
I'm currently having something problems with Youtube on Safari. Actually i don't use another browser, so i don't know if this is a Safari issue. Most Youtube videos basically don't play and i get a black screen. Doing some search here, it seems it's to do with the HTML5 trial which i am currently in. So what is this? Why wasn't I told at all about it? I don't believe i touched any settings n Youtube.
DavidLeigh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:46 AM   #2
Irock619
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidLeigh View Post
Hi,
I'm currently having something problems with Youtube on Safari. Actually i don't use another browser, so i don't know if this is a Safari issue. Most Youtube videos basically don't play and i get a black screen. Doing some search here, it seems it's to do with the HTML5 trial which i am currently in. So what is this? Why wasn't I told at all about it? I don't believe i touched any settings n Youtube.
Did this start to happen after the latest Safari update a couple days ago?
__________________
MacBook Pro 15" 2011 (Mountain Lion) w/Crucial SSD, 8GB RAM iPhone 5s 32GB iTouch 3G
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC01244.jpg
Irock619 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:07 AM   #3
DavidLeigh
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Actually no. It started yesterday (2nd Nov) and i can't say i noticed much before, though i probably wasn't using youtube much. And it definitely to do with Safari update 6.0.2 as i've only just installed that thinking it will fix the problem. However, i don't know if my mac installed anything automatically a few days ago.
DavidLeigh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:26 AM   #4
Reimer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
HTML5 trial on youtube is essentially an alternative to using flash for playing back videos. It's an opt-in feature though so I don't know why your safari defaulted to using it.

Not sure why you're experiencing a black screen but sometimes rendering issues like this in browsers can be solved by simply clearing the cache. Maybe you have adblock installed?
Reimer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:54 AM   #5
chibisukee
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I am in the html5 trial and most of my videos play.
I am using Safari 6.0.2 with flash player enabled - some videos play via html5 and some via flash player.

You can opt out here and see if it makes it better though.
chibisukee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:44 AM   #6
wabbit42
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I was having trouble with a few videos so I opted out and now all those videos ae working again, so just opt out .
wabbit42 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC