Why don't 99% of YouTube videos load?

PostmanPot

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Only some videos have been loading for a few months now.

Not using a cache at the moment, but I think I've tried cache.saix.net before - without any success.

The "screen" remains black with the twirly loading icon constantly spinning. Everything else on the page loads, comments etc.

Have tried using a .flv downloader, but still nothing.

Can anyone please help me?
 

sn3rd

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Using the flv downloader, do the .flv files actually download? Then when you try play them, do they also show a black screen, or give some error message? Have you tried converting said downloaded .flv's to .avi's or some other format? Have you tried updating your browser and/or flash player?
 

boramk

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Only some videos have been loading for a few months now.

Not using a cache at the moment, but I think I've tried cache.saix.net before - without any success.

The "screen" remains black with the twirly loading icon constantly spinning. Everything else on the page loads, comments etc.

Have tried using a .flv downloader, but still nothing.

Can anyone please help me?

I agree, this is wierd...
 

Chavez

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I get the same error on allot (maybe not 99%) of video's as well.

I've tried different browsers as well as updated flash....no joy. :confused:
 

kevinswan007

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i was (am) having the same problem. more like 70% for me.
what i did as a test was to load a brand new XP installation in VMware (virtual pc) and alot more (90%) of videos loaded and worked perfectly in the VMware xp.

im yet to reload my current pc to see if its going to make a difference.
(im on the fence regarding Vista SP1 and XP SP3)
 

mh348

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i was (am) having the same problem. more like 70% for me.
what i did as a test was to load a brand new XP installation in VMware (virtual pc) and alot more (90%) of videos loaded and worked perfectly in the VMware xp.

im yet to reload my current pc to see if its going to make a difference.
(im on the fence regarding Vista SP1 and XP SP3)

I'm running SP3 and I have no problems with YouTube, bothing watching online or first downloading & converting works 100%. I use FireFox 2.0.0.14.

I'm on a direct connection with no proxies/cache etc. The Only time I had problems using Youtube is if use OpenBrowse,
 

USZA

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Have been having the same problem with YouTube, but that was on XP. Haven't tried it on the laptop running Vista. Will have to see.
 

PostmanPot

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Using the flv downloader, do the .flv files actually download? Then when you try play them, do they also show a black screen, or give some error message? Have you tried converting said downloaded .flv's to .avi's or some other format? Have you tried updating your browser and/or flash player?

The .flv file saves on my PC, but no viewable content is downloaded.

Have you tried different browsers?

IE and Ff.

lolz :p

PostmanPot , What connection you have ? Who is your ISP ? What browser you use? What you wearing ?

4Mbit ADSL.

Telkom Internet.

Latest Ff2.

Cotton boxers and t-shirt. You? :p
 

Jonny Two Shoes

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Same is happening to me. Using Firefox with some flash plugin. I assumed it was the plugin and thought nothing more of it....until now....hmmmmm
 

mccrack

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Had the same problem a few weeks back, but running Ubuntu and FF on DSL 384.
Cant recall seeing the problem since moving to FF3 Alpha.
 

mitchmagi

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I think it is related to the transparent proxy and or IE 7 issue - as most of the clips play in Firefox later without problem
 

kobie

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I get the same problem for a few of the clips on you tube, using firefox as my browser.
 
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