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Youtube/Vines loading but not playing - Forever Paused

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This started happening yesterday inexplicably. Youtube videos will load. I see the grey loading bar fill up, and I can even scrub the timeline and see a still image of the movie as if it was paused. But hitting the 'play/pause' button does nothing. It never plays.

 

- I tried it in Chrome and Internet Explorer. It's not unique to browsers.

- I recently updated to Windows 10.

- I've updated all my video drivers.

- I've run a Spybod S&D scan and fixed whatever popped up

- I've run a virus scan with Avira

- Defragmented my HDD

- Cleared the cache in Chrome

- Checked Chrome for latest update

- Reinstalled all my video codecs

- Restarted the computer after each and every one of these attempts

 

Google search can't find a solution to my problem. What's going on?

 

Update: 

I just found out that if I restart the browser/computer and try to play a video again, it'll sometimes play a couple seconds with sound, but then the sound will cut out, and then eventually the video playback will stop. Then no videos play after that.


Edited by DenmoMcstronghuge, 07 August 2015 - 01:17 AM.

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Hello DenmoMcstronghuge :welcome: ,

 

other than you tube videos what about your pc videos?

 

and videos of other websites?


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this problem is not even unique to computers. the same thing will happen when trying to watch youtube on my Xbox One and Nexus 9 tablet. this issue just started to happen at about 1:30 am mountain time. are you using Xfinity? maybe its the isp, or something. it has to be if this happens on things like game consoles and tablets.

 

are you also in the mountain time zone? check this out  https://downdetector...us/youtube/map/

lots of reports from the mountain areas.

 


Edited by Deric345, 07 August 2015 - 01:37 AM.

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Hello DenmoMcstronghuge :welcome: ,

 

other than you tube videos what about your pc videos?

 

and videos of other websites?

I run my PC videos just fine.

 

As an update, Sometimes after restarting the browser or computer, the videos will play for about 3-5 seconds with no sound. After that, no videos play.


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this problem is not even unique to computers. the same thing will happen when trying to watch youtube on my Xbox One and Nexus 9 tablet. this issue just started to happen at about 1:30 am mountain time. are you using Xfinity? maybe its the isp, or something. it has to be if this happens on things like game consoles and tablets.

 

are you also in the mountain time zone? check this out  https://downdetector...us/youtube/map/

lots of reports from the mountain areas.

 

No, my internet is not the problem. I can play videos on my iPhone using my Wifi connection just fine.


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If you're using chrome, try typing "chrome://plugins" in your address bar without the quotations. Disable flash there and then enable it.

 

For others try to update flash. But i dont think flash is available for windows 10


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I did as you said in Chrome, still getting the same problem.


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Did you restart chrome or your pc?


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Solved the issue. Turns out my G35 headset was causing sound issues with my computer. When I disabled the device and used a different sound device, Youtube videos began running fine again. I'm going to reinstall the driver and see if it works or if there's something haywire with the headset entirely. I will reply to this thread again if there's any further issue in case someone else has a problem.


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Thanks for updating!  :thumbsup:

 

you can reply here whenever you got issue!


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