Skip to comments.Anybody Else Having Problems Watching YouTube Videos Via FireFox?
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.
Works fine for me:
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.
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.
flash player updated ?
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.
Clear your cache and browsing history. Check your plugins:
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.
Also, set dom.storage.enabled to TRUE:
I cleared the cache and I still can’t watch the videos. And a lot of people are now having the same problem.
Like iowamark says, the dom.storage.enabled flag is causing a lot of problems. Check it.
My dom.storage was set to true so I am okay there.
Also, make sure you are not running Firefox in “No Add-Ons” mode.
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.
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.
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.
Nope. I tried that too. Still no luck. Like I said many others now have the same problem. Maybe download FireFox again?
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.
ie works for me okay but I prefer to watch via FireFox.
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.
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.
what rev of FF are you using, maybe the Adobe upgrade isn't all that comparable with the FF release you are running
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.
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.
You’re absolutely right. I uninstalled Flash Player then re-installed a different version and now can watch videos no problem. Thanx!
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).
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.
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