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Disaresta

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Hey guys,

 

So I'm having a rather odd problem here. Since earlier today, YouTube videos will load fully, but will not begin to play. See the screenshot below.

 

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The first frame of the video is shown, and, if given enough time, the video will buffer to completion. In addition, the "Pause" icon (which is displayed when a video is playing) is in the bottom left corner. However, clicking on it doesn't do anything except change "Pause" to "Play -- the video will not actually change at all. Neither does skipping to various points in the video -- this will display one frame of the video at that point, but will not play it. I have tried to watch many different videos with the same result.

 

Any advice? :unsure:


Edited by Disaresta, 15 July 2014 - 08:23 PM.

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I'm having this exact problem. It started occuring after a windows 8 update a few days ago. Sometimes a restart fixes it but not all the time. Also since the windows update whenever I start my laptop, it has no sound whatsoever! I have to reboot to get the sound to work again.

 

These problems might be related. Are you experiencing sound issues as well?


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My sound is working fine. :confused:

 

The problem seems to have gone away when I restarted my computer. However, I'll keep my eye out for if it happens again.


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Right click on the page (Youtube) and go down & click (View page info) (Security) (View Coockies) (Remove all Cookies)


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You can use TFC (Temp File Cleaner) to clean your browser's cache and also other cached files.
If it doesn't work, consider restting your browser's settings too.

For now the issue seems to have been solved, but try the suggestions above if it comeback.
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Also any of the addon's you see that tell you "This fixes Youtube Videos or this helps speed up Youtube Downloads" Do not use these! There trash and make your whole computer run like crap! I have tried them all. with no added items i do not hit pause to let it download before playing. It is ready to play when the page loads.


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Loving this site. I am experiencing this problem right now, I cannot wait to try one of these ideas...thanks to all who help here.


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Loving this site. I am experiencing this problem right now, I cannot wait to try one of these ideas...thanks to all who help here.

 

Just logged in to give another idea that fixed it for me. For me videos would not play in any browser at all. Rebooting did not fix it everytime, although it sometimes did.

 

If you use an audio interface, unplug and then replug it. Fixed it instantly for me. Especially Focusrite devices seem to cause this problem alot.

Since this is audio related you might try to deactivate and reactivate your main sound device in the "Sound" section of Windows Control Panel.

Checking for audio driver problems could be a solution as well, they might be corrupted.

 

tl;dr This problem might be sound driver related. Replug all audio interfaces/devices and reactivate them in the Control panel.


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