So what is up with Youtube and the HTML5 Trial Thing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DavidLeigh, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. DavidLeigh macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Did this start to happen after the latest Safari update a couple days ago?
     
  3. DavidLeigh thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  4. Reimer macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  5. chibisukee macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  6. wabbit42 macrumors regular

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    I was having trouble with a few videos so I opted out and now all those videos ae working again, so just opt out :).
     

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