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Youtube Problems?

Ziac45Ziac45 Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright PA this has been driving me crazy. I recently came home from college and started using my desktop again. It's about 3 years old but all of the drivers and such are current, this includes flash player. For some reason I can't watch Youtube videos, they just won't load. If I leave it for awhile it normally starts to load but awhile is 5 or 6 minutes. Internet wise there's no reason for this, I am on decent cable internet and everything else works fine. Commercials on the Daily shows video player also do not load.

If anyone has any idea on how to fix this I would love to hear it.

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  • Great ScottGreat Scott King of Wishful Thinking Paragon City, RIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Quick question - do other browsers besides the one you typically use have the problem?

    One way to eliminate Flash as the source of the problem is to try using Google Chrome, as 1) It has its own built-in Flash engine and doesn't piggyback on the system install, and 2) Chrome can render them as HTML5 videos (see: ).

    If every browser has the problem, it could be a video card problem - I've experienced strange video-accelleration problems with older cards that are damaged but still working. Do you have a downloaded video clip or DVD that you can test the PC with?

    For a brute-force way to check the hardware, you could also download/burn a Ubuntu live-CD and boot from it and test.

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  • tardcoretardcore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    You know, I've had problems like this before. I've cleared the cache, used different browsers, tried different computers on the network to see if it was an ISP problem (it wasn't), re-installed Java, re-installed drivers, etc, but none of that seemed to work. From what I remember, the problem just sort of went away after a little while. Hope you have better luck.

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I know if I enable ad-block software on chrome I have the exact problem you've described.

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  • Ziac45Ziac45 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Chrome has the exact same problem. I had adblock on Firefox I went through and attempted to disable it but I can't seem to find how to view my addons in the new firefox.

    Edit:Apparently I had the tool bar disabled. Disabled ad block in firefox and I am still having the same problem.

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