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Anybody Else Having Problems Watching YouTube Videos Via FireFox?
Self | PJ-Comix

Posted on 06/11/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Anybody else out there having problems watching YouTube videos via FireFox? I keep getting a message that says: "An Error has Occurred. Please Try Again Later."

I did a Google search and other FireFox users are having the same problem.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; youtube
Hopefully there is a quick fix to this.
1 posted on 06/11/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Works fine for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


2 posted on 06/11/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

I’m ok with ie but on FireFox I keep getting that error message on YouTube. And I’m not the only one. Something strange going on with FireFox.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Hey PJ, I’m not a Firefox user, but make sure your security settings aren’t so tight that it isn’t allowing YouTube to launch flash plugins.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: PJ-Comix

Pale Moon


5 posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: PJ-Comix

flash player updated ?

JavaScript turned on ?


6 posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT by molson209
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To: PJ-Comix

I did have some trouble with some of them, but this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh0AhrY9GjA&feature=player_embedded#! is ok sort of. It seems to freeze at first.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 6:01:52 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Clear your cache and browsing history. Check your plugins:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/


8 posted on 06/11/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: molson209

It’s not the problem the OP is having but I’ve had to downgrade Flashplayer from 11 to 10 to prevent crashes. In fact, I gave 11 three chances to get it right (minor revisions) and after all three I had to retreat to 10. These are the version numbers for Flashplayer for Firefox under Linux.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 6:05:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: PJ-Comix

Also, set dom.storage.enabled to TRUE:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/762688#answer-114854


10 posted on 06/11/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

I cleared the cache and I still can’t watch the videos. And a lot of people are now having the same problem.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 6:11:56 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Like iowamark says, the dom.storage.enabled flag is causing a lot of problems. Check it.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 6:15:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: iowamark

My dom.storage was set to true so I am okay there.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

That sometimes happens randomly on videos, but if it is every video you try to watch, my bet is on Javascript not being enabled. Go to Tools > Options > Content > Enable JavaScript, and make sure it is checked. If not that, then update your Flash player, and if not that, update Firefox.

Also, make sure you are not running Firefox in “No Add-Ons” mode.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PJ-Comix

Also, try deleting everything in your “Temporary Internet Files” folder. There is a size limit on this folder, but Windows will not give you a warning or error message when it is reached. If it is full, then youtube cannot download the temporary file of the video to your computer, so it cannot play.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 6:23:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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*sigh* If you were able to view youtube before then advice enabling javascript etc. is foolish.

Rugrats are out of school doing their rugrat thing. Happened last year and within a couple of weeks they lost interest and the situation improved.

16 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:06 PM PDT by steveo
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To: Boogieman

I tried all that. Still no luck. I checked on Google and this now seems to be a major problem. Many others can’t watch videos via FireFox.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Boogieman

Nope. I tried that too. Still no luck. Like I said many others now have the same problem. Maybe download FireFox again?


18 posted on 06/11/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I had that problem when I declined googles new “guidleine”. Once I did that, I could not get my you tube to work unless I went to IE.

Once on IE, I had no problem getting into you tube.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 6:37:26 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

ie works for me okay but I prefer to watch via FireFox.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 6:39:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
no problems here and i've watched several since i got home from work... FF13.0
21 posted on 06/11/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

If I’m having the same problems tomorrow morning I think I will download FireFox again. Do you think that will help? I do remember downloading an Adobe update this morning so perhaps that was the cause of the problem.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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I’m ok with ie but on FireFox I keep getting that error message on YouTube. And I’m not the only one. Something strange going on with FireFox.

We just went through that: What version of FireFox are you running? Do you have Flash installed? Do you run as Admin or User?

Long story short:
- I cleaned out Flash the other day and reinstalled only the IE version, a couple days later I upgraded to FireFox 13.0.
- My wife later noticed that a YouTube video she likes didn't have sound (running FF).
- It was fine for her using IE, and worked for me in both IE and FF; my account runs as Admin, hers as non-Admin.
- It seems as if YouTube is experimenting with sending videos via HTML5 instead of Flash if it detects you have an HTML5 capable browser.
- I installed Flash for FF and now it works on her ID.

Sorry for rambling, but so far it's been a combination of what browser you use, what authority you're running under, and whether or not Flash is available.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:38 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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don't know but, i got FORCE FED FF12 last friday then 13 on saturday from 3.6 without asking it to... and i do not like some of the changes they made

what rev of FF are you using, maybe the Adobe upgrade isn't all that comparable with the FF release you are running

24 posted on 06/11/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PJ-Comix

Actually, if it is a lot of people having the problem all of the sudden, it’s more likely that a recent Firefox update screwed something up, so downloading an older version might be the trick. YT works fine on my Firefox, but I haven’t updated it in at least a year.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 7:26:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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This problem is 100% cause by the latest upgrade to the Flash player. Uninstall it and try to find an older version and you will be fixed.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 7:36:28 PM PDT by RC51
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To: RC51

You’re absolutely right. I uninstalled Flash Player then re-installed a different version and now can watch videos no problem. Thanx!


27 posted on 06/12/2012 4:12:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I have had problems w/ YouTube Audio(Video is fine)in Firefox lately. I have switched to Google Chrome for YouTube and have had no problems(yet).


28 posted on 06/12/2012 6:40:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Don’t blame the browsers. The issue is the steaming pile of Indian produced code bloat called the Flash Player. 90% of all browser crashes occur because of the Flash Plugin. There is a very real reason why Apple wouldn’t allow it to be installed in their iOS devices.

I can’t wait until all browsers are HTML5 capable and all video sites serve up non-Flash formats.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT by RC51
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