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cant watch youtube videos

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For the last few weeks i am unable to watch youtube videos , I have updated firefox to 3.6 , i have uninstalled and reinstalled adobe flash to the newest version, i have tried in safe mode to get it to work i have disabled all extensions ...nothing works !!!!! i have even uninstalled firefox and reinstalled still no luck ..whats odd is that i can watch movies fine with my windows media player and quicktime offline ..and i can watch videos on yahoo that use flash and i can play flash games but all youtube videos just wont play and it says the adobe plug in has crashed .. ..i love firefox !!!!! please help !

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Chosen solution

Ok I fixed it !!!!! :) I disabled hardware acceleration in the adobe flash player settings ...now it works ...thanks to me

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Chosen Solution

Ok I fixed it !!!!! :) I disabled hardware acceleration in the adobe flash player settings ...now it works ...thanks to me

drsolution 0 solutions 1 answers

So how does one disable Hardware accel in win7 x64 ?

AliceWyman
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190 solutions 1961 answers

On any webpage with Flash content, right-click on the Flash player, click "Settings", select the Display tab and uncheck “Enable hardware acceleration"

Ref: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help01.html

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Performance_or_display_issues_with_certain_Flash_videos

Jabba 0 solutions 9 answers

I don't have a problem with youtube but I do have the problem with http://new.music.yahoo.com

I don't think I had the problem before I updated to FF 3.6.10 and Flash 10.1.85.3

No sound or video but the site keeps pulling bandwidth in a never ending cycle!

Note. I've disable Hardware acceleration for Flash.

ricoyung 0 solutions 2 answers

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I cant watch youtube videos at youtube only, if youtube video is embedded on another web page (some websites, not all) I can watch vid just fine, disabled hardware acceleration and still no good,, I can watch videos just fine on youtube with Chrome, but I hate Chrome. Help, I really dont wanna hafta use Chrome!

ricoyung 0 solutions 2 answers

Okay, after reading about probs with embedded youtube vids and deleting cookies I deleted cookies and is working fine now, thank god I dont have to use Chrome. thanx!

YoVaderx79 0 solutions 1 answers

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I tried turning off Hardware Acceleration, but i couldnt do it in the mozilla browser for obvious reasons (it requires flash). So I tried it in Internet Explorer and tried to watch a Youtube video, nothing... I tried deleting all my cookies, nothing... What do i do?! D=

karltl 0 solutions 1 answers

Just started having this problem this morning. Running FF 5.0 Tried changing flash settings to "Dont use hardware acceleration". No help.

Went to FF help page, verified all add on's/plugins were at latest level. Still no go.

If I brought up a youtube video, the frame is there but nothing ever loads or starts. No start/pause buttone displat. Right clicking inside the video frame I get a small popup that shows the ver of flash that I have and also says video not loaded.

Oddly, when I go to youtube.com, there is a flash movie advertisements on the home page that starts playing fine (I right clicked on this to change the hardware acceleration settings).

Ended up clearing cookines/cache and that seems to have taken care of it.

boydkerry7 0 solutions 1 answers

had the same problem today. The only solution that worked was clearing all cookies and cache. works fine now :)