Embedded videos not functioning in Safari

mac1984user

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Embedded videos are not functioning on Safari 6.0 on my retina MacBook Pro. Only YouTube videos are working, whereas most other sites like Guardian.co.uk are not working. I have to load up Firefox, which looks pretty horrible on the retina display, it must be said. Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Any proposed fixes? My Adobe Flash is all updated.
 

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Upgrade your flash? Reset Safari? Trash Safari preferences (after backing up bookmarks, etc.)?
 

ericmooreart

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The video on that site works for me on Safari with 10.8.1.

It looks like it is just a YouTube embed. I am using the YouTube5 extension to force YouTube vids to play in HTML5.

Tried that. It blows up in Firefox, Chome and IE

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Thanks for the replies. Im still having the same issue. For instance, the video in this MacRumors story does not appear. Such is the case for almost all embedded video (e.g The Guardian, Engadget, etc).

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-photos-and-hands-on-impressions/

@ericmooreart: Strangely enough, your embedded video is one of the only ones that DOES work!

Probably because you don't have flash installed. The web is so much more manageable with flash

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Thanks for the replies. Im still having the same issue. For instance, the video in this MacRumors story does not appear. Such is the case for almost all embedded video (e.g The Guardian, Engadget, etc).

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-photos-and-hands-on-impressions/

@ericmooreart: Strangely enough, your embedded video is one of the only ones that DOES work!
I made a separate page for Safari. on load my pages check for safari then redirect

http://emooreart.com/video-safari.html
 

Sital

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Probably because you don't have flash installed. The web is so much more manageable with flash
In his first post he mentioned his flash is all updated.

OP, do you have any security add-ons installed like Adblock or Ghostery? If so, you might want to whitelist the sites giving you issues.
 

mac1984user

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Thanks for all your input. In response to "Sital", turning 'Adblock' and 'Ghostery' off worked out well for me. However, I don't understand how the same settings on Safari and Firefox have such different results. I have these extensions installed in Firefox as well and videos load just fine. For example, this embedded video works in Firefox, but not Safari with the same extensions:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/oct/08/skyfall-adele-bond-theme-video

However, this is obviously an issue with extensions themselves and their interaction with Safari. I've added Guardian to the 'safe list' for both extensions and video is loading just fine. It's just a shame I cannot avoid the annoying analytics companies leeching my usage data. Thanks again!
 

DropIn

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Oct 20, 2012
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As I have been struggling with this issue myself (embedded videos not appearing on message boards) I thought that I would quickly join up and post my solution.

I found that it was the extension called Google Disconnect 1.1.0 that was causing my troubles. AdBloc is A-OK, as are a number of other extensions that I use (Twitter Disconnect, Facebook Disconnect, Back Track, QuickLook Photo Gallery). Turns out that disabling Google Disconnect was the key, at least for me.
 
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