Weird YouTube problem(are you up for a challenge?)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by emir, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. emir macrumors 6502a

    emir

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    Hi;

    My friend has been having this incredibly weird problem in her computer for more than a couple of months now and she decided to ask me for help because, well, I like Apple products and follow the news and am a veteran mac user etc... So she figured I could solve it. However I can't. Hope you guys can help because this is really weird and annoying at the same time.

    She has a 2009 15" Macbook Pro and the problem it has is it can't connect to youtube.com. No matter what she does, which browser she tries, no connection to youtube. It just says "waiting for IP" I tried typing youtube's IP directly to the browser and it didn't work either. No links of youtube from google or someplace else does not work. No embed video plays. I tried restoring the hosts file incase it was changed by some app. I erased cookies, web cache, flushed the IP changed Dns.... nothing worked. She was using Snow Leopard and I updated it to Mavericks, still no change. Googleing the problem is hard and there aren't much solutions out there either.

    She can not completely delete the entire OS and reinstall it because there are expensive paid apps such as Traktor. So can you good people of MacRumors think of a good suggestion?

    Thanks in advance, Cheers.
     
  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Not sure if it's a DNS issue, but it might be helpful to change your DNS addresses to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
     
  3. emir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    emir

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    I have tried that, didn't work.
     
  4. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    That sucks, used to be able to access youtube via their IP address, doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
     
  5. emir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    emir

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    Sorry for reviving the thread guys buy I fixed this issue in and wanted to share it in case someone out there is having the same problem. Turns out it was the hosts file after all that was banning, or putting a proxy for youtube ips. I'm so dumb to not scroll down when I first took a look at it. Turns out they were way down on the hosts file once you start scrolling, never thought of scrolling while I was in the terminal.

    Anyways, thanks for all your help.
     

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