Why did all video clips on internet stop working?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mattg3, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Last night i was on Youtube on my 4 year old Imac when suddenly the screen went blank and i could not get any videos to play.i tried signing out of youtube and back in but still didnt work.Went to a number of other sites and no clips would work.My internet from comcast had same strong signal it has always had.Found two small system updates for my Mac that did not require a restart available and downloaded and installed them but they had no effect.Out of frustration I shut down Imac(usually do this only once a week) and a few minutes later Started it up and all was fine.
    Could anyone explain this glitch to me that I have never seen before? thanks
     
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  3. fhopper macrumors member

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    There is a new java update, would that make a difference?
     
  4. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    When you say "the screen went blank" do you mean the little window that the videos play in on the web site or your entire screen? If the former, this happens to me occasionally. I just write it off as a problem with YouTube or (more likely) it's Flash because it's utter crap. If you are talking about the latter, this could be a sign that you having some kind of intermittent hardware issue and may be unrelated to YouTube.
     
  5. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    This might help you.
    I used to have a very similar issue (if not the same). Videos online would not play. After lots of stressing about my computer and digging through Safari, I found that it had to do with Flash (it always does).
    Steps to my fix:
    1-Go into your Mac System Preferences on your dock
    2-At the bottom under Other, go into Flash Player
    3-In the Storage tab (the default screen), click the "Allow sites to save information on this computer"
    4-Restart Safari and checkout those sites with videos.
     
  6. mattg3, Oct 25, 2013
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  7. cats4jan macrumors member

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    Got it check-marked - didn't help

    Updated Flash - didn't help

    The good news?? The ads don't play either.

    Lack of ads almost make me not want to fix issue. Without dancing ads, my websites are working better. :rolleyes:
     
  8. mattg3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you have the same issue!Must be something going on.I fixed mine by simply shutting down and waiting a few minutes and starting up again.Seems fine now.
     

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