Did youtube change something?

Loa

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Hello,

For the last 2 days I've been having issues with youtube that no amount of restarting seems to fix. About 20% of the time when I click on a youtube video, the video remains black. If I click on it, it gives me static and the error message.

I only get this on my 2009 MP, 10.13.5 with a 560RX. My 2015 Macbook pro is fine.

thanks.
 

Sebct

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Hello,

For the last 2 days I've been having issues with youtube that no amount of restarting seems to fix. About 20% of the time when I click on a youtube video, the video remains black. If I click on it, it gives me static and the error message.

I only get this on my 2009 MP, 10.13.5 with a 560RX. My 2015 Macbook pro is fine.

thanks.
Is this on Safari? I had similar (and other) issues with youtube and switched to Chrome. No issues since. I never got to the bottom of why it was happening as it didn't bother me enough to investigate.
 

t8er8

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Loa

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Thanks for the tips and suggestions.

Sadly I can't upgrade to 10.13.6 because it messes up my 560RX.

I'll see if using another browser fixes this, but it would be a pain to switch because of bookmarks syncing with my macbook and ipad...
 

kohlson

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I think it may be something else. I run Safari, watch YouTube on my 2009 4/5.1 running 10.13.6. No Flash. And no issues. I have an RX580 installed. I thought I had read that in general 10.13.6 was the best for driver support - but obviously not true in your case. Have you checked plug-ins? Login items? Does Safari not work with videos from just YouTube, or other sites as well?
 

Loa

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Other sites seem fine, and the troubles have only begun yesterday. Since then, it's about 20% of times. I only have an adblock addon, nothing else.

As I've learned, the 580 is more compatible than the 560. But it doesn't feel like a GPU issue.

I haven't changed or installed anything on my computer yesterday.
 

startergo

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Other sites seem fine, and the troubles have only begun yesterday. Since then, it's about 20% of times. I only have an adblock addon, nothing else.

As I've learned, the 580 is more compatible than the 560. But it doesn't feel like a GPU issue.

I haven't changed or installed anything on my computer yesterday.
Now that you said Adblock take a look at this:
https://help.getadblock.com/support/solutions/articles/6000137829-youtube-videos-show-a-black-screen-with-audio
 
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Loa

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That's interesting. I just downloaded the latest version and will give it a try. Thanks!
 

flaubert

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Thanks for the tips and suggestions.

Sadly I can't upgrade to 10.13.6 because it messes up my 560RX.

I'll see if using another browser fixes this, but it would be a pain to switch because of bookmarks syncing with my macbook and ipad...
Hmm, I want to hear more about how 10.13.6 messes up your 560RX so badly that you’re sticking with 10.13.5!