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youtube videos start button disappeared and won't start

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certain videos won't play at Youtube, they just display a black screen without a start button. One solution I read was to uninstall/reinstall Firefox but I really don't want to lose all my add-ons and extensions and have to start all over! Any other solutions to this problem?

certain videos won't play at Youtube, they just display a black screen without a start button. One solution I read was to uninstall/reinstall Firefox but I really don't want to lose all my add-ons and extensions and have to start all over! Any other solutions to this problem?

Chosen solution

You have a few different add-ons that could affect how Youtube works, including Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe and 5 different downloaders. Could you try creating exceptions for youtube.com in Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe to see whether that makes a difference?

Try the Options buttons for these extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions.

Also, Adblock Plus is now much more up-to-date than Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+, so you can remove that one.

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Extensions

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Misc

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XxDrAKoNxX 0 solutions 12 answers

Tal vez será que no tienes instalado:

-Adobe Flash Player ActiveX (Internet Explorer) http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT

-Adobe Flash Player Plugin (Mozilla Firefox) http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT

Tal vez será que no tienes instalado: -Adobe Flash Player ActiveX '''(Internet Explorer)''' http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT -Adobe Flash Player Plugin '''(Mozilla Firefox)''' http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT
XxDrAKoNxX 0 solutions 12 answers

Maybe you do not have be installed:

-Adobe Flash Player ActiveX (Internet Explorer) http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT

-Adobe Flash Player Plugin (Mozilla Firefox) http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT

Maybe you do not have be installed: -Adobe Flash Player ActiveX '''(Internet Explorer)''' http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT -Adobe Flash Player Plugin '''(Mozilla Firefox)''' http://get.adobe.com/es/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT
jscher2000
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Chosen Solution

You have a few different add-ons that could affect how Youtube works, including Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe and 5 different downloaders. Could you try creating exceptions for youtube.com in Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe to see whether that makes a difference?

Try the Options buttons for these extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions.

Also, Adblock Plus is now much more up-to-date than Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+, so you can remove that one.

You have a few different add-ons that could affect how Youtube works, including Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe and 5 different downloaders. Could you try creating exceptions for youtube.com in Adblock Plus and DoNotTrackMe to see whether that makes a difference? Try the Options buttons for these extensions on the Add-ons page. Either: * Ctrl+Shift+a * orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons In the left column, click Extensions. Also, Adblock Plus is now much more up-to-date than Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+, so you can remove that one.

Helpful Reply

It turned out to be Flashgot 1.5.5.94 that had started causing this problem. I disabled a bunch of my download add-ons plus updated adblocker. I enabled them one at a time and the flashgot was the only one causing this problem. thanks to both of you for your excellent and speedy assistance. This is one of the many reasons I won't use any other browser!

It turned out to be Flashgot 1.5.5.94 that had started causing this problem. I disabled a bunch of my download add-ons plus updated adblocker. I enabled them one at a time and the flashgot was the only one causing this problem. ''' thanks to both of you for your excellent and speedy assistance. This is one of the many reasons I won't use any other browser!'''

Modified by ligeperry