Current YouTube and Flash Error

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  1. mandizzle macrumors member

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    I was trying to watch YouTube and the site told me to update Flash. okay. did it.

    pulled Safari back up again after the update was complete and it still read that it needed to be updated. I closed all windows and re-started the Macbook.

    it's been put through a re-boot and it STILL asks me to update Flash on YouTube.

    anyone else experiencing this odd error, or am I being a total newb here? thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Well, you can always opt into the HTML5 beta which is better anyway :)

    Opt in page
     
  3. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What exactly do you watch on YouTube?
    I have never understood the fascination for it
     
  5. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Opt in won't do anything for me either? what the poop?! :mad: Going to try the suggestions of the link I was given.
     
  6. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    I watch a very weird combination of things on YouTube. If you've seen my favorites list before, you'd understand LOL
     
  7. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ I'll give that a shot because I've tried Opting in, uninstalling and reinstalling, rebooting and nothing has worked. grrr :mad:
     
  8. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    ...it's seriously STILL not working. are you freaking kidding me?!
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    OK, what error is it giving you? What is happening?

    Have you reset Safari from the Safari menu?

    Have you tried Firefox or Chrome?
     
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  11. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    YouTube reads this error:

    "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."

    I think it may just be a momentary issue with YouTube, but I can't be too sure. My Facebook videos are playing, and to my knowledge, that uses Flash? I will try and reset Safari, but I don't really want to download any additional browsers to clutter up the Mac.

    Perhaps someone can go and watch a YouTube video via Safari for me and see if they're experiencing the same problem? Thanks :)
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Plays fine for me in Safari with the Flash beta

    I can play with Flash and with the HTML5 opt in
     
  13. mandizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    I reported the bug to Apple and reset Safari. did the trick :)

    I thought resetting was too drastic a step initially, but it worked. thanks!
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yay!!
    Happy Amanda again

    FWIW, I always keep at least 2 browsers to check against each other
    I would recommend having either Firefox or Chrome handy

    There are the rare times a website will work better with FF than with Safari

    You can also download ClickToFlash to give you control over how Flash is managed in Safari
     
  15. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the all the posts. I was having issues with Flash + HTML5 + ClickToFlash, and the combination of removing Flash + removing ClickToFlash + reseting Safari before reinstalling the Beta Flash Player + ClickToFlash seems to have solved the problem.
     

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