Videos won't play...Blank Black screen

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Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Coltonsmom 7/5/11 5:01 AM
Just noticed about 2 days ago, the videos won't play for me.  I can see a tumbnail, when I click on it, it goes to the video, everything looks fine, but the video stays all black and there is nothing.  No audio, no pause/play button, just a big black box of emptiness and lost hope.
 
We have multiple computers of different brands, running different versions of Windows, different graphics cards, different flux capacitors...point is, this problem is on more than one computer.
 
And yes adobe flash player is also the most current version.  Other video websites play fine (i.e. break.com)
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen MsFee1997 7/5/11 5:07 AM
Same do you have any idea why?
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen NoAsking 7/5/11 5:48 AM
Same problem here.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen babycakes933 7/5/11 7:10 AM
Am having the same problem with my utube.I need help.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen babycakes933 7/5/11 7:13 AM
my utube won't work,all I see is a black blank screen.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen KoricTB 7/5/11 8:36 AM
I did something that worked for me.
I have a program called Clean-up and Spybot - search and destroy.
I rna both programs deleted all the cookies on my computer and all temporary files.
I opened up my internet browser logged into my google acc, then I went on youtube logged ijn and I could view my videos normaly again.
I hope this helps in anyway.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen adrianlizman 7/5/11 10:43 AM
I fix it with ccleaner, I remove all the temp files and after that run the tool to fix the registry and done, Works again....
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Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Half Ton 7/5/11 5:06 PM
I don't have any special programs like Clean up, Spybot or ccleaner. I just went into Firefox 5.0 Tools>Clear Recent History>Cookies and deleted all cookies. Then, in Windows XP, I went to Start>All Programs> Accessories>SystemTools>Disk Cleanup and selected WebClient/Publisher Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, Temporary Files, along with all the other disk clean up options given in that pop up window. I didn't have to log into Google or You tube to check and find that all you tube videos work now. Thanks to KoricTB and adrianlizman. You rock!
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen hookedoneagles2 7/5/11 5:38 PM
Same problem as posted here already.   2 days ago You tube videos stopped working   black screen    video thumbnails on in margin but when click on video a blink then continued black screen.    also downloaded latest adobe and java but no change      nothing different on this computer when the problem started    also ran disk clean up tonight, no change. 
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Half Ton 7/5/11 7:05 PM
Hey hookedoneagles2,
Make sure to clear all cookies, not just disk clean up. Also, check your browser settings to enable active scripting in Internet Explorer if not already set for that. See tutorial here: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=143007

Also, try disabling your anti-virus completely for a minute and try a you tube video to rule out any conflicts with your AV software.If that's the problem, contact AV company to change settings to accommodate you tube videos.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Guitcad1 7/5/11 7:42 PM
It's doing that with me in  IE but not in Google Chrome.  But I can't download videos in Chrome.  I don't get the prompt at the top like I do with IE and when I right click the option isn't there.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen admkrk 7/5/11 7:54 PM
i don't expect any of this to help, with my case anyway. spybot deleted close to 3k temp files, or so it said, hasn't finished running yet tho. i can watch videos linked to forums and forward them to myself through email. it's only on youtube itself that they refuse to load.

i'll post back after spybot finishes.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen dwarrren9 7/5/11 8:00 PM
I'm having this same issue with Google Chrome....
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen nocturnal_vixen 7/5/11 8:03 PM
I just fixed the black screen issue for those using IE. Apparently all you have to do is clear the temporary internet files and cookies from your broswer. With the page open, go to the Tools menu --> Internet Options --> Browsing History. I have the Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History boxes checked off. Well I did that, then went back on YouTube to test it, and it worked. Thanks to someone else on these forums for suggesting it. Hope it works for everyone!
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen let555rj 7/5/11 8:11 PM
Tried clearing the temporary internet files and cookies, and also uninstalling Adobe and installing the latest version. Nothing helped. I cant see any videos on youtube whether I use IE or Firefox. It`s been like taht since yesterday as well. Dunno what to do any more. 
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen admkrk 7/5/11 8:19 PM
still doesn't work on youtube, although links to it work fine.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen mnmajority 7/5/11 8:34 PM
I was having the same problem.  Discovered if I signed-out of my Google account, I could then play the videos without any problem.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen PixieRage 7/5/11 8:36 PM
Try switching to HTTPS instead of HTTP, worked immediately for me when I switched to SSL.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen let555rj 7/5/11 8:40 PM
Thanks, PixieRage!! I tried that and it all works fine now! :)
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen let555rj 7/5/11 8:40 PM
It worked both on IE and Mozilla btw
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Hermanski 7/5/11 9:49 PM
Well I must say.  I followed the advice posted about deleting cookies, temp files, history and went back to You tube to watch and video and it worked again.  You can access this process by clicking on Tools in the upper right corner of your Internet Explorer page, click on Internet Options, go to Browser History and click Delete.  Make sure Cookies, History, and Temp Files are checked.  Hit Delete.  Let it clear them all out and then when the action stops click OK.  The go back to You tube and it will work again.  I typed it all out but it isn't complicated.  I am just being thorough.  I hope this helps!
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen 202tyree 7/6/11 5:59 AM
the videos won't play thay don't have a play button its just all black DO SOMETHING! please!!!
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen The Lad 7/6/11 11:55 AM
Followed 1/2 Ton's advice. Deleted recent history in Firefox, including cookies. Worked fine. Should work in Explorer too.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen foogles 7/7/11 6:51 AM
I've cleared out my history and did disk cleaner and I still have the black blank screen in IE and i know its not my antivirus causing the issue either
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen 2ritsch 7/7/11 7:37 AM
The answer that says to switch to HTTPS instead of HTTP seems to be popular, but I don't know how to do that.  I've just started having this problem in the last 2 days on both of my computers.  Different Windows versions, different AV software, same problem at the same time.  I've updated to the current version of Flash, and cleaned out all cookies, temporary files and browsing history.  Still nothing.
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen EHILLWILL 7/7/11 8:06 AM
@2ritsch. You must know nothing about computers, but how to surf and play music. Do you even pay attention to the address bar? For example: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=668bd599f139f91e&hl=en. Now add a "s".
Re: Videos won't play...Blank Black screen Alan Blaize 7/7/11 8:35 AM
Check JAVA Version JAVA 6 Update 23 (64-bit) Version 6.0.230 JAVA 6 Update 24 6.0.240 or change http to https
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