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On Mac - Problem playing You tube videos.


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silvermine

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I'm using a Mac 10.6.5 and Safari 5.0.3.

Recently, I am able to play YouTube videos if they are on secondary websites, or in emails, but not on the YouTube main site.
When the video page opens on the YouTube website, it is black. It does not play. Error on bottom of page is "One error in opening the page. For more information, choose Window>Activity.
Opening the 'Windows > Activity' screen, it says "http://s.ytimg.com/y...180098.swf"---- not found. I am unable to find this problem in a search.
I have made sure the latest versions of Flash and Shockwave are installed.
Can you help me? ;) ;) :D
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Odal

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Do you have any addons or extensions installed?
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Thank you for your reply. :D
I don't think anything has been added in quite a long time. For awhile I was frequenting a Mac website that featured new add-ons.
I know some were stored on this plug in page. Attached File  plugins.tiff   78.89KB   202 downloads
I trashed and put back the ones I thought might be related to my problems. Deleting one by one, none seemed to fix my problem.
Where else can I find add ons and extensions?
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I know the extensions are stored in /User/Library/Safari/Extensions and you can see them via Safari Preferences - Extensions. But you should know if you had installed any so I don't think that's the issue. I would recommend posting on mac os x forums--you'll probably get better help there. But first, can you try reinstalling Flash? Are you running the 10.2 beta? If not, maybe try that. Make sure to use the uninstaller first before reinstalling.
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Thanks again for your reply.
I have already reinstalled flash. No items under the extension page. I can register and try the other site. What is 10.2 beta?
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It is the newest build of Flash. I am running it right now, and it really cuts down on CPU use too.
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Got a link?
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http://labs.adobe.co...shplayer10.html
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32 bit only? Or am I just dumb? Which download do I chose? Yeah me= dumb. ;)
BTW
I am seeing that some (not all) of the videos are playing with audio only.
Out of curiosity, I tried downloading these audio only videos using my RealPlayer Downloader. The video plays fine on this player. :D

Edited by silvermine, 24 December 2010 - 02:17 PM.

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I would think about just uninstalling and reinstalling the browers. Maybe something was deleted by accident. Starting from scratch is usually a good patch to fix problems you can't identify.
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If i may say an suggestion, try using HTML5, there is a neat addon on safari called "youtube5" That will auto all streams available in HTML5 to HTML5. Otherwise it's in flash. Give it a try. As a plus, the Mac does not have to go up to overdrive when you only want to play a simple clip.
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