YouTube Not Working!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by EarlofCroydon, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. EarlofCroydon macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    I've had this weird problem whereby when I play a YouTube video it appears with a black space where the video SHOULD be, but never is. I have tried to re-install FlashPlayer but it hasn't worked.

    Thanks! :apple:
     
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  3. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    I have Safari Version 5.0.3 and Mac OSX 10.6.6
     
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have any plugins installed that may inhibit Flash from properly working? Something like ClicktoFlash or Plugin Blocker?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    And does the problem occur in other browsers too?
    Have you installed ClickToFlash?
    Have you tried the HTML5 beta on YouTube > www.youtube.com/html5 ?

    Btw, what plugins have you installed for Safari (Menu Bar > Help >> Installed Plug-Ins)?
     
  6. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

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  7. MarkMS, Feb 28, 2011
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    MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if this will help, but I used to have a similar problem with other video services like Hulu and Yahoo. Their videos would never play, but Youtube did. And to make things even weirder, I never had problems if I used Firefox or Chrome.


    Anyway, I reinstalled Flash and uninstalled it many times with no luck. I finally was able to narrow it down to some sort of incompatibility between 64-bit mode and 32-bit mode in Flash with Safari. I run everything in 64-bit mode, but I guess Flash was in 32-bit mode or something. I went to the Get Info window of Safari (right click Safari> Get Info) and ticked the "Open in 32-bit mode" and it worked. Now all my videos on all services work.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. EarlofCroydon thread starter macrumors member

    EarlofCroydon

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    Hey great! It seems to be working fine now.

    Thanks MSMark :) :apple:
     
  9. hoxley macrumors regular

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    Wow. For a few weeks Youtube hasn't worked, though wierdly embedded youtube did. So I have been using chrome.

    right clicked get info on safari in the applications folder and clicked "launch in 32 bit mode" ... and voila!

    THANK YOU.
     
  10. gp1699 macrumors newbie

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    i had this problem last week and now its fixed itself somehow!
     
  11. CK1Czar macrumors member

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    I was experiencing the same thing. Embedded videos would play, but if I went to YouTube itself, they wouldn't. Working now though
     

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