"Some" Youtube videos won't play all the way through with Safari

Discussion in 'OS X' started by ksgant, Nov 22, 2007.

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    ksgant

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    Ok, this is a weird one. I come across videos on Youtube that will play for like the first 10 seconds, then they just stop. No more downloading...no activity on my internet connection at all. I can pull the slider forward a little and it will again play for another 10 seconds or so.

    But this doesn't happen on every video. Some videos play fine from start to finish...though if one is playing fine and I try to slide the video ahead the video stops and I can't get it to start up again until I reload the page.

    Ok, so I'm thinking it's the new Safari with Leopard, so I fire up Firefox and the SAME thing happens.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    Reply to myself...in case anyone else was having this problem.

    I'm...a bonehead. What I did when I updated the flash 9 when I upgraded to Leopard was just install flash...I didn't UNINSTALL flash first before installing it.

    This time I uninstalled Flash and then reinstalled in and now everything on Youtube is working fine.
     
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    Ok, seem to have spoken too soon, because the problem has come back. The video will play for like 10 seconds and just stop. Again, doesn't happen on all videos and it doesn't matter if I'm on Safari or Firefox.
     
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    This is a problem with Youtube. It happens sometimes.
     
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    If I uninstall Flash, then reinstall the latest Flash for Leopard...then the videos in question will work fine. Will play all the way through. But after a day or so, they all of a sudden stop playing.

    I'm not sure if some videos will corrupt the flash player or what. Because after they stop playing...it will never come back to normal until I uninstall and reinstall Flash again.
     
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    link to said videos
     
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    HLdan

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    I played both videos and they played perfectly start to end with Safari. I am running Leopard.
     
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    Yeah this is a common problem for some. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with YouTube itself.
     
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    This is driving me up a wall....it's not Youtube...it's Leopard. Because the same thing happens on both Safari and Firefox on my Mac. I'll click on a video and sometimes it will play all the way through, other times it won't.

    If I get a video that won't play, it won't play no matter what. But a few days later if I go back, it will play all of a sudden. This never ever happened to me with Tiger.

    Oh, and there's no specific video I can point to...as I said sometimes they will work, other times they won't. If one video won't work, I can click on something else and it can play no problem...or not.

    Oh, also, if a video won't play all the way through on Leopard, Windows XP with Firefox will have no problems playing it.

    UPDATE: I have a feeling it's a certain site that's screwing up Leopard/Safari/Flash when I watch videos through it. It's Videosift.

    If I go straight to Youtube and watch videos, I don't think I have much problems. But if I go through and watch videos through Videosift, i think it screws something up with Flash. It's the only thing I can figure out.
     
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    I don't know what you're going on about; because it works for Firefox, Camino, and Safari without any problems. The youtube reliability recently has been pretty crap - someone needs to give them some more bandwidth and better servers.
     
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    Not sure what you're saying. You first state that "it works for Firefox, Camino and Safari without any problems". Then you go on to state that Youtube reliability recently has been crap. Which one is it? If it's working, it's working...if it isn't it isn't. If Youtube is crap, then it wouldn't work on any browser, right?

    So which one is it? All I know is that I go to watch a video and sometimes it just quits about 5 or 15 seconds in....and then it won't work at all. But then I'll just move over to my XP machine and the SAME CLIP will work with no problems. I move back to my Mac and it still won't work. A few days may go by and I'll revisit the clip on the Mac and magically it will work. And it will fail to work for Safari, Firefox and Camino. It's something to do with Flash and Youtube and Leopard.

    Never had this problem with Tiger...NEVER have this problem with XP. It only started happening the very first day I put Leopard on this machine. In fact, it's really the only problem I've had with Leopard. But kaiwai, you're obviously not having this problem, right? So you really can't help me if you're not experiencing a bug that I am....which explains the "I don't know what you're going on about". Thanks anyway! :)
     
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    I haven't discovered any problems with YouTube on Leopard - works fine and loads fine.

    Only glitch there is (which applies to YouTube, not really OSX related, happens on Windows) is that when you try to select a specific point on the video, it rarely works.
     
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    Something like that has happened to me also, but on Tiger. Very seldom though and it seems related with trying to do what kilamite said; it's a user input glitch, it's perhaps a streaming error. What ever: it's a YouTube bug.
     
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    If you read what I wrote, I said it in the context of play back, I have problems with it, but that is when uploading or on occasions the forums. Comparing what happens on one machine and another is stupid because that moment in time, there was a problem and when you move to the next computer, the problem no longer exists - it was only a temporary server glitch.

    Oh, and there is no need to be a bloody *******. Learn some manners. I'm stating that if everyone else is having no problems, and you're the only youtuber having problems in the village, then maybe a good look in the mirror and asking yourself, what are YOU doing.
     
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    Kilamite

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    You see, he said it works in all browsers, but when a problem occurs it is YouTube's end and not the users.

    YouTube's reliability as ksgant said is pretty awful and they need to sort it out.

    I for one, haven't had any problems with YouTube videos not loading, so it is either something wrong at your end or just unlucky with YouTube servers.
     
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    Wasn't being a bloody ****** (whatever that is...New Zealand insult perhaps?), I was pointing out that since YOU weren't having the problem, you couldn't really help me unless you're having the problem also. I thanked you for trying, but there it is. I was also asking here if anyone else had this problem. If you didn't have it, no need to respond. Thanks and everything, but you're not helping me. Especially calling me names, which if you notice I didn't call you anything. Especially a *******! (sorry, didn't mean to be so profane there...hope my Kiwi friends aren't offended....though is calling them "Kiwis" offensive in itself? Again, sorry if it is).
     
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    He's Not the Only One Having This Miserable YouTube Problem!

    Grrrr, it is SO FRUSTRATING! :mad:

    I never had a problem w/the youtube videos until about maybe 7-10 days ago or so. It is absolutely MISERABLE. It doesn't matter what video it is, or what time of day it is (I'm up all hours around the clock and have tried at all times of day and night), and they just start, stop, wait wait, start, stop, wait wait, start, stop, wait wait, etc. etc.

    I'm on a white ibook :apple:, OS 10.4.11, and I use Safari, or Shiira. I see it won't help to use Firefox or Opera, etc. since evidently those don't help the situation.

    There should be a youtube community FORUM over at their site so we could discuss this w/others to see if a lot of people are having this problem.

    I have wondered:
    Is it my broadband service? or
    Is it that youtube doesn't have enough servers? or
    Is it something w/the Mac browsers? or
    Is it the people who made the videos didn't make them correctly? etc. etc. (but that would be a LOT of random videos that weren't being made correctly). :confused:

    Then today I got to thinking: Maybe it's youtube servers because of the holidays and tons more people are at home and on the computer than normal???? If that is the case, I can't WAIT until they all go back to work after New Year's, lol. :D

    Then again, if this happens at youtube due to vacations and people home from work and/or school, then whoa, what will it be like during the 3 months of summer vacation? eeeek! :eek:

    The only videos I am watching are any/all that have to do with the Ron Paul Campaign, and I've had to just stop even trying because of the incessant stopping, starting, stopping, starting. The other poster was right, it's like you get 10-second blips at a time with a big pause in between. It's the royal pits. So I just give up and read the comments under the videos and forget trying to watch them, which is a real bummer as I was having such a good time with it a few weeks ago :p , no problem.

    And yes, youtube needs to buy more servers or whatever they need. Don't they have enough big bucks to provide proper service? Grrrr. :cool:

    Well, thanks for the rant, and NO, that other guy is NOT THE ONLY ONE having the problem!!! I'm in Florida if that makes any difference as far as service and servers go.
     
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    I have very similar problem, and i think that it started with upgrade to 10.4.11. Seems to mee, that after some time of running of Safari, flash videos (not just youtube) stop to work correctly - it stops playing after few (sometimes 2) seconds. No idea, how to correct it.
     
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    Make sure you get the Security Update after you install 10.4.11. It includes a new Flash player.
     
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    I dunno if i have Security Update, but i've downloaded last version of Flash player recently directly from Adobe pages...
     
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    Same problem here, been ongoing for a while now. Tiger 10.4.11 and youtube videos cut out after maybe 2secs in Safari and Firefox. If you press play again, it plays another couple of seconds and then freezes up.

    Please can someone come up with a solution or some suggestions of things to try? Irritating as hell. Exact same videos work fine on PC on same broadband connection in same version of Firefox.
     
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    It's probably your internet. Mine does it sometimes.

    On my old PC, it loaded half the video then showed the whole thing as fully loaded. Then when it got to half way through it would stop.

    It's a connection error.
     
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    I'm having the same problem and I'm pissed because I've put so much money in to upgrades. I bought the ipod touch and then had to update from panther to leopard so I can use the ipod. I've also upgraded my internet speed. I am STILL HAVING issues with YouTube videos! I called my Internet provider and he said it was likely YouTube ... I'm going to keep on this until it works!:cool:
     
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    I've started having the same YouTube problem - the videos pause after a minute or two and won't play to the end. It only started happening yesterday, no problems before that - did an update cause this? :confused:

    ** Using Leopard and Firefox.

    UPDATE: Clearing the cache in Firefox seems to have helped

    ANOTHER UPDATE: Clearing the cache in Firefox HASN'T helped after all.

    Help?!
     

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