YouTube Not Working on Safari- Please Help!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Audino1028, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Audino1028 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    My new MacBook Pro works nearly perfectly fine, and Safari works well, but YouTube videos are not working correctly. When I attempt to view a video on YouTube, the screen remains black, and the loading symbol appears in the middle, but the video never actually loads. However, the videos work when they are either embedded on another site or if I am viewing them directly from a member's channel. I was told on Yahoo Answers to check my download speed, and they said it should be at least 5 MBps, but I had over 16 MBps, so that can't be the problem. The YouTube videos also work on Google Chrome, but not Safari. Please help?
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    make sure you have the most current flash installed..
  3. Audino1028 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I meant to add that in, I do have the latest flash. I'll triple-check it.
  4. Audino1028 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I have the latest flash player, and it still doesn't work.

    Another strange thing I've noticed: If I restart Safari, the first video I watch on YouTube usually works. But none of the ones after that work.
  5. daniel-b macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2012
    I have exactly the same problem on my Mac Mini. All software is up to date as far as I know.

    Youtube does work ok in Firefox, but not in Safari.
  6. Audino1028 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    That's very strange, but at least I know I'm not alone now. How long have you had this problem?
  7. daniel-b macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2012
    As far as I know, ever since I've had the Mac; about a month.
  8. igator210 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    It might not be directly related, but I had issue with Safari and YouTube because I was auto enrolled in their HTML5 trial.

    I unenrolled in the trial and most of the time Safari now plays nice with YouTube. I think its still a bit buggy, but its better.
  9. Audino1028 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
  10. Arcadeez macrumors member


    May 16, 2011
    How did you get this fixed?
    My Safari is v5.1.3 and Flash is the latest version.
    Same as all above, Firefox works in Youtube, but Safari doesn't work in most of the time.

    Any idea? Thx!
  11. henrydoown macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2012
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    Thanks. My problem has also been resolved. SO quick.
  12. Arcadeez macrumors member


    May 16, 2011
    Oh yes, thx!
    I found the link to unsubscribe the trial of HTML5.
  13. Beachy64 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    Been having same problem since I bought my new computer a few months ago. tried latest updates etc, You tube videos would not play, even in 32 bit mode.

    Found this tonight: Clicktoflash at

    Installed it, and it appears to have solved the problem!
  14. dnmurphy macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    North Norfolk, England
    I tried the remove form HTML5 which didn't work, but installing the extension worked nicely, thanks for the advice.

    Safari had been working fine for ages, anyone know what changed to suddenly stop it working?
  15. budkin macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Thank you! This has been driving me nuts in Safari 6!
  16. KLinPA macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2012
    Tried it all and it's still not working

    My friend is having this issue on his iMac.

    What we've done (previous fixes on other threads)
    *flash is up to date
    *removed all website data
    *checked HTML5 trial -not enrolled
    *Looked for nc-pcc-dir-shockwave plug in - not there
    *changed Safari to 32 bit mode
    *Installed clicktoflash extension - no change

    Maybe we didn't quit/relaunch safari after performing a step. I honestly can't remember. But the computer has been shut down and powered on since we tried everything with no change.

    We tried Chrome which had the same issue. He didn't want to try Firefox but maybe I can change his mind.

    Everything did work correctly in a brand new user.

    Thoughts on next steps? I appreciate the help.

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