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You Tube Videos Only Play After Computer Restart

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I'm a musician and I need access to You Tube videos. I didn't have any luck on their forum, and the Firefox Forum rocks, so:

The You Tube videos only play after a complete computer restart. This is on Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop.

All I get is the spinning circle. This occurs even if I just put the computer to sleep.

I'm using the HTML5 protocol.

Merely restarting Firefox does not help. Neither does using Internet Explorer.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks!

I'm a musician and I need access to You Tube videos. I didn't have any luck on their forum, and the Firefox Forum rocks, so: The You Tube videos only play after a complete computer restart. This is on Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop. All I get is the spinning circle. This occurs even if I just put the computer to sleep. I'm using the HTML5 protocol. Merely restarting Firefox does not help. Neither does using Internet Explorer. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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FredMcD
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check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337 See also:

check this: * see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers '''https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration''' * disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later) '''https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround''' * disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin '''https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337''' See also: * '''http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Troubleshooting'''

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I do think Flash might have something to do with it, but I'm trying to use the HTML5 - am I correct that Flash is thus not involved?

I've had lots of problems with Flash - I get the "shockwave flash is busy" script all the time, so I've set it to only work when I permit it to do so.

I can't get videos on the news channels (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) either.

What if I just totally disable Flash in the add-ons?

Thanks, I'll try the updates first and report my progress with the suggestions...

I do think Flash might have something to do with it, but I'm trying to use the HTML5 - am I correct that Flash is thus not involved? I've had lots of problems with Flash - I get the "shockwave flash is busy" script all the time, so I've set it to only work when I permit it to do so. I can't get videos on the news channels (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) either. What if I just totally disable Flash in the add-ons? Thanks, I'll try the updates first and report my progress with the suggestions...

Question owner

I downloaded the latest version of Flash, and so far, so good; it works.

I checked my add-ons, and Shockwave Flash is disabled.

I'll report my progress and hopefully the issue is solved. I'll of course mark it so if so.

Thanks!

I downloaded the latest version of Flash, and so far, so good; it works. I checked my add-ons, and Shockwave Flash is disabled. I'll report my progress and hopefully the issue is solved. I'll of course mark it so if so. Thanks!

Question owner

I went to MSNBC.com and simply read an article.

Once again, You Tube does not work.

So the problem must have something to do with other websites?

Or is it just a time factor?

I went to MSNBC.com and simply read an article. Once again, You Tube does not work. So the problem must have something to do with other websites? Or is it just a time factor?
FredMcD
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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.