What would cause this problem - videos not playing correctly

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  1. jbrown, May 27, 2012
    Last edited: May 27, 2012

    jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    I am having trouble with viewing video content.

    This happens with embedded videos - or watching Youtube directly.

    The video starts to load - I have a black video window with a spinning progress circle in the middle.

    The time counter on the bottom bar will count the seconds " 1, 2 , 3 ,4 ..."

    And when it gets to around 4 it will snap back to zero.

    Then repeat.


    Any ideas?

    As far as I know I have the latest version of Flash installed.

    Many thanks

    :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What browser are you using? Disable the plugins and try it again. Or try a different browser.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    I'm using Safari.

    I've never used plug-ins...and as far as I know don't have any....

    Here is what I see:
     

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.

    Also, you may have better success in attracting responses to your thread, and you'll make your thread easier to find for those browsing the forum for the same answers, if you change your thread title to something more descriptive. To do so, click the "Edit" button on your original post, then click "Go Advanced" and you will see where to edit the thread title.
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for the advice - edited the title to be more helpful!

    And installed the latest version of flash.


    But problem not cured.:(:(
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try the HTML5 trial?
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Try a different browser. Basic troubleshooting step #1...
     
  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Works fine in Firefox and also in Chrome.

    So whats the fix - I don't really want to switch browsers if possible.


    " Did you try the HTML5 trial? "

    Didn't seem to work
     

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