YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update

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YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update disasterpastor45 6/20/09 10:02 PM
About 5 minutes ago, I was watching videos for an hour on YT then suddenly YT says I need a Flash Update and I can't play any videos or navigate around my playlists. I got the Flash Update, nothing has changed. I just get a nag note to update my Flash on the YT screen & no videos will even appear much less play. I'm first in line with this bug. I'm using Firefox 3.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update BattlefieldDoktor 6/20/09 10:08 PM
Firefox has one huge problem and it are the users because they love to install a lot of plugins. Creating instability and other problems with the browser. If you have recently installed a new plugin then disable or uninstall it. Especially ad blockers are mostlikely the reason why YouTube isn't running anymore as AdSense also uses the YouTube features to provide audiovisual advertisement.

Regarding the Flash Update make also sure to have uninstalled Flash before updating as some updates are only additions in lines of the code and so a broken code or bug is maybe not fixed.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update disasterpastor45 6/20/09 11:53 PM
I uninstalled previous installation of Flash, rebooted & reinstalled new Flash. Flash works OK at Flash website. YouTube videos embedded in a MySpace forum play OK. But my YouTube Channel is totally crippled and I can't do or play anything.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update disasterpastor45 6/20/09 11:59 PM
I can play the 2 front page videos in my Video Log, full screen even. But if I try to play any other video I get the JavaScript/Flash Player Error message..
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Juxton 6/21/09 12:42 AM
It's not just Firefox.  I get it with IE8 and Safari.  It's completely a YouTube issue.  This has come up before on the forums but I've never seen a solution.  I get that and I get a completely black rectangle where the video should be, not even any controls to play or anything.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update disasterpastor45 6/21/09 1:04 AM
A couple years ago, I got the black box problem on another computer, and it did turn out to be a flash issue that required reinstallation of flash. But I think I had to wait a month or longer for a newer version of flash to come out first.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Juxton 6/21/09 1:50 AM
Yeah, I tried the uninstall reinstall thing and it didn't work.  I'm trying everything suggested.  It seems to be a hit or miss problem.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update eelRolyat 9/17/09 4:20 PM
None of the YouTube videos will play. Most YouTube pages will not even load. I have no problems watching videos on any other site, so this is definitely a YouTube issue. This has been going on all week. Most days I can't even access my channel. When I am able to access my channel, no videos will play. What is going on? Has anyone else been experiencing the same trouble?

At first, I thought it may be a bug with the Beta channel, so I reverted back to my old channel, but it still doesn't work.I am using a high-speed DSL connection.I upgraded to the most recent version of Adobe Flash player. I enabled Javascript in my browser. I tried using IE8 and the newest version of Firefox. I did a full system virus scan (my computer is clean) and still no videos will play.

I did everything per instructions on the help page and the videos still do not play. I have no problem playing videos from any other site, so I'm sure this is a YouTube issue. When will someone fix the problem, or at least acknowledge that the site is broken?

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=30399df90a9ff1ec&hl=en
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Rosafaerie 10/26/09 6:39 AM
I have the same problem. I've reinstalled both Adobe flashplayer and javascript. I've cleared my cache, etc. Nothing works. I use Internet Explorer. I can watch you tube videos from any other website. It's just on you tube itself that nothing will play. This happened to us once before, then stopped for awhile, now it's back. There seems to be nothing you can do to fix it. It's a problem with you tube itself.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Elmo Harris 12/31/09 7:49 AM
Some time go I had a problem with Adobe software. It wouldn't even start. Adobe did not acknowledge the problem and therefore were of no help claiming it was something to do with my computer. I eventually discovered that Adobe fools around with permissions in the register and somehow managed to skip a beat when installing. After that, even a reinstall was of no use. I had togo in to the register and manually set permissions. I set everything for all users and administrators to have permission for everything. That worked. The moral of my sad tale is "don't expect any meaningful help from Adobe". Their egos won't allow an admission that they screwed up.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update leo.vs.saykin 4/14/10 4:50 PM
i have the same problem but only at opera. it happened twice already. all i could think of is a clear cache, it didnt work, then i downloaded latest beta version of player, it didnt work. my conclusion its most likely a youtube glitch
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update vtastek 4/14/10 4:55 PM
All of a sudden, videos won't load with Opera. Mozilla works fine though.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Rykimaruh 4/14/10 4:56 PM
I also have this issue where videos can't play because it tells me I need to upgrade my Flash Player. Thing is, I already upgraded my player. I use the most recent version of Opera just in case. Hopes someone comes up with an answer to this problem.
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update GenerolHavoc 4/16/10 8:43 AM
Ok I found these work around here for the problem, which may work for now until YT fixes the blasted problem..
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update GenerolHavoc 4/16/10 8:47 AM
I also found this popular answer about it here also..
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update itsPOPROX 5/14/10 10:30 AM
Please help, I don't know if this problem has been fixed or not but I cannot watch videos anymore.  I've update EVERYTHING that I could update and I still can't play them.  I can search for videos, I can go to my channel, but no videos play.  I've been searching high and low to see if anyone had any solutions to this but I haven't seen any.  I'm starting to think that Youtube doesn't want me watching anymore videos.  Those bastards!  I'm in dire need of help!
Re: YouTube suddenly won't play - Flash Update Heatshield 7/9/10 12:24 PM
Elmo, Where in the registry did you go to set permissions?