Can you watch Youtube videos?

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I wanted to watch a Youtube video*, but it gives me an error message saying that a problem has occurred and to try again later. It has been happening for the last couple of hours. In the meantime, I already uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Flash Player and the problem still persists. No browser user data is stored; I always delete it. I can access Adobe Flash Player settings page just fine, and flash content will load, so not a problem with Adobe Flash Player itself.

    I'm using Chromium. I tried with IE9, but I can't get it to even load Flash... never could. Considering I don't use IE9, I didn't bother to solve it, nor will waste my time with IE9 for that matter.

    I wonder if it's a problem with Youtube? I got no extensions, and nothing is being blocked, at all.

    It could be a bug with Chromium, and if so, then I'll report it. I'll appreciate any feedback and even ideas on how to get it to work, if not a bug. :)

    Thanks

    P.S: * It happens with every video, though.
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Btw internet explorer uses an Activex control for flash player. all other browsers use a different flash player plugin.
    it may be worth installing the activex flash player plugin for IE9 to see if youtube works with it.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    lodore, thanks for the feedback! :thumb:

    Regarding Flash Player active-x version, I do have it installed. But, ever since I upgraded to IE9, flash content never loads.

    All I can think of then is a bug in Chromium... or, some problem with Flash Player settings. I'll check it out... something I should have done already, actually.

    -edit-

    It had nothing to do with Flash Player settings, but I did find the source of the problem. I access Youtube using https protocol. When I started to access Youtube using protocol https, I changed my firewall settings to allow access to port 443. By mistake I removed access to port 80, it seems. It's odd, though. Why providing Youtube in protocol https, if it still requires protocol http to display the video? Big change in privacy... :D
     
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  4. Tarnak

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    I get that sometimes using Opera, so if there is problem, I load another of several earlier versions of Opera that I have for when that problem occurs, and the clip will play OK. ;)
     
  5. cheater87

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    I get this with embedded videos. Very annoying I have to click "Watch on youtube" all the time.
     
  6. Cloudcroft

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    Same here.
     
  7. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I can plan YouTube videos on Google chrome 9.0.597.98, Chromeplus 1.6.0.0, Opera 11.01, IE8 with no problem. Maybe it a temporary Server thing, I use to get something like that with Own Age.com
     
  8. The Seeker

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    Try turning off hardware acceleration in Flash's settings.
     
  9. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I do appreciate your feedback, but I did find the source of the problem, as mentioned in post #3.

    So, basically I relied on the fact that Google Youtube videos were being, in fact, provided in https protocol. It turns out, the videos themselves are fetched from http protocol. I had protocol http blocked in my firewall for the Chromium profile I use to watch Youtube videos, resulting in the videos not loading.

    Big privacy improvement by Google! :rolleyes:
     
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