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Youtube launches HTML5 support.. Goodbye flash!

Q: Youtube launches HTML5 support.. Goodbye flash!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This uses video tags to display videos and works considerably faster. Of course you'll need a supported browser. Only the latest version of Firefox 3.6.1 will work.

Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client

YouTube on the whole did a minor upgrade, decent options available on some videos.

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A: Youtube launches HTML5 support.. Goodbye flash!

haven't noticed this yet

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HTML5 is now the default setting for video playback on YouTube when using Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and beta versions of Firefox. If you needed any more evidence to support the claim that Flash is dead, it doesn't get...

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A:HTML5 replaces Flash as default player on YouTube

and beta versions of FirefoxClick to expand...

Starting with which version of Firefox?

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I know you can easily opt in and out of the trial but I wanted to see how others running IE9 find using youtube HTML5.

On my system which is a sandy bridge laptop (win 7 ultimate) everything runs brilliant under normal flash. But for HTML5 not so good. Embedded HTML5 vids within YouTube run fine but if I select full screen then I don't think the video is 100% fluid. It's watchable but it's almost if the fps is a bit down. Hard to explain really. The other thing I see is if I move the cursor in and out of the full sized window playing the html5 vid it causes a momentary black flicker. Basically everytime the cursor causes the controls / options into view it causes the flicker. Leaving cursor alone the video plays fine full screen albeit not silky smooth. I doubt GPU drivers are too blame as everything else is fine and whilst they are not 100% upto date they aren't really old either (just cannot keep up with ATI bringing out new drivers virtually every month). Also I have switchable graphics so I can also use less demanding intel GPU too and exact same happens with these.

I also have an older Dell XPS Core 2 duo laptop running vista and IE9. This does exactly the same except the fps are even worse making for a very choppy video (although I put it down to lack if power).

On my work computer also running IE9 and windows 7 the HTML5 vids seem to run a bit smoother and I don't see the black flicker although moving cursor on and out of video area causes a slight freeze of p... Read more

A:IE9 and YouTube HTML5 video

IE9 does exactly what you mention (a bit choppy and the occasional black line).

I tested with this video at 1080p full screened ([email protected])

IE10 was almost perfect at 1080p full screened ([email protected])
IE10 was running from within a VM with only 1GB RAM assigned...
...and only one core of the host's i5 assigned.
The host was pretty busy creating a large file filled with random numbers.

I was able to move the mouse and cause the top and bottom controls to appear/fade without anything going wrong within the video inside IE10.

IE9 an IE10 were full screened via F11 for those tests.

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With more websites (usually forums) displaying the HTML5 version of the YouTube player embedded in their pages, I've noticed that it's not possible to enter full-screen from that player. I always have to copy the video URL and open it up in a new tab directly on the YouTube site in order to watch full-screen.

This is using IE11 on both Windows 7 and 10.

If anyone has any tips, that'd be great! Thanks.

(PS, I'm also a mod on a forum where some members are having this problem. I don't know if it's how the video is embedded into the page, or a problem with the device itself.)

A:YouTube HTML5 Player - Can't go fullscreen

Try disabling hardware acceleration


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Title says it all. I've had this problem since I used the IE9 Beta. I was hoping it would be fixed in the RC, but it hasn't, leading me to believe that it's an issue with my computer. Does anyone know why my computer won't play the audio in HTML5 YouTube videos while using IE9 RC? I can do it with Minefield x64 and Chrome 10.

A:IE9 RC: No Audio in HTML5 YouTube Videos

Should I assume the lack of response means that no one has a solution?

Hmmm...perhaps it's time for a clean install...again.

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Chrome html5 player is broken, it doesnt change quality, only uses default one, you can try use 144p or 1080p, it still uses default quality and doesnt react at all. Solution is to delete
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\34.0.1847.131\ffmpegsumo.dll file, then flash player will be used to play videos, and, obviously, flash player works Of course, you have to delete it every time chrome updates itself (i just disabled chrome update services on windows - using newest chrome updates is like playing with fire).

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I have a two media computers with Win81. They work very well in most respects but the HTML5 player in Youtube acts in a funny manner. I can see the buffer loading ok but after it has entered a point it IE seems to clear the buffer completely and starts reloading it. This happens with EVERY HTML5 video and so far ONLY in Youtube.

You can see the problem here:

ie11-youtube | Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

I am a web developer, having written my quite a few HTML5 media applications so far but cannot duplicate this behaviour in my own code. It only happens in Youtube and is quite a nuisance with the music (or the video) stopping at regular intervals for a fraction of a second. BBC iPlayer, for instance works just fine everywhere. All other browsers work well in this respect. I just would like to use IE11 because of its low resource use. Any idea?

The computers have 2GB and 3GB of memory but there is an ample amount of free memory. Disabling IE11 extensions makes no difference.

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I upgraded from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 pro
When I watch YouTube video screensaver kicks in.

when I watched YouTube video on windows 8 it was IE10 (I think it used flash player plugin) everything was ok while video playing no screensaver.

After upgrade to windows 8.1 and ie11 I noticed that it is HTML5 video and screensaver started appearing while video is playing.
So question is how can I disable screensaver while HTML5 video is playing in IE11?

A:Windows 8.1 IE11 youtube HTML5 screensaver issue

Link: Change screen saver

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I've had two Lenovo Yoga laptops, the Yoga 2 Pro and the Yoga 900 13-ISK.  Not a cheap laptop. My first Yoga developed a touchpad problem while still under warranty (10 months after purchase).  After TWO MONTHS of being in your service center and never being given an estimated repair date due to there being no replacement touchpads available (really?), I raised hell and you replaced it with my Yoga 900 13-ISK.  Which was nice of you, but horribly inconvenient. My Yoga 900 developed a USB-C problem.....and I again went through the service nightmare.  At least the motherboard was in stock, because it was only a few months after I got the laptop.  But it took another month without a laptop before I got it back. And while still under warranty, my touchpad developed the same loose double-clicking issue that my Yoga Pro 2 did, but I decided just to live with it because I was tired of being without a laptop and didn't want to send it off for another month or more (and, BTW, the touchpad was not in stock). So then, while the laptop was only 18 months old, I closed the lid not realizing a small 1/2 inch grape stem....a GRAPE STEM.... was on the keyboard and it cracked my screen, rendering it unusable.  And, of course, there were no OEM screens in stock, new or refurb, and they hadn't been for months.  So I was forced to replace it with a subpar aftermarket counterfeit that bothers me everytime I use the laptop.  As of th... Read more

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how well does your browser support HTML5?.

-- Tom

A:how well does your browser support HTML5?

On my XP computer.
Both my FF 3.6.16 and IE8 scored badly.
FF scored 155 and 4 bonus points.
IE 8 scored 32 and no bonus points.

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A:BSOD using Google Chrome HTML5 YouTube player bug check 0x00000124

This was kinda scary given it was not a cheap build, but at the time I was busy and just worked around it by using Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer instead of Chrome.

Lately we are seeing a good lot of cases where Google Chrome is causing Stop 0x124 BSOD.

I would suggest you to uninstall it completely, because that is the only action that helped to stop BSODs in the similar cases. Yes, you are not alone facing this issue.

Nothing more can be said at this time because the zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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I;m running Win XP(for another few months ,at least) and i am watching a live event and it is telling me that
"your browser(Firefox) currently does not recognize any of the follwing video formats available. Click here to check out our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video"
The strange thing is that it worked for same live events last week and i was able to view live video.Furthermore, if i wait a day or several hours after the live event,i am able to replay the event and view the video. This seems to be happening periodically and i cannot figure out for the life of me why it does this and how to remedy it.

A:Browser doesn't support HTML5 video

Make sure you have the latest FF version 52+++ which is the last for Windows XP.

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I;m running Win XP(for another few months ,at least) and i am watching a live event and it is telling me that
"your browser(Firefox) currently does not recognize any of the follwing video formats available. Click here to check out our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video"
The strange thing is that it worked for same live events last week and i was able to view live video.Furthermore, if i wait a day or several hours after the live event,i am able to replay the event and view the video. This seems to be happening periodically and i cannot figure out for the life of me why it does this and how to remedy it.

A:Browser doesn't support HTML5 video

Make sure you have the latest FF version 52+++ which is the last for Windows XP.

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For some reason I can't get IE 11 and MS Edge browsers to play html5 videos. When I go to youtube.com/html5 or html5test.com it shows that video element is not supported (even though those browsers should support it). I have tried everything, reset all settings, even reinstalled ms edge through powershell, installed media feature pack and still no change. I guess there is some setting that I am not aware of, but after searching internet for hours did not find anything. Any ideas why video (and audio too) element might be not supported at all for Egde and IE?

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Hi all,

I am using Firefox to browse Facebook but it cannot play any of videos inside and I have installed the latest version of Flash player. However, the videos can be played properly in IE...

It keeps loading...
But sometimes it shows menu on right-click but nothing happened even click "Play":
Now, I think of several choices:

1. Disable theater video mode in FB
2. Use HTML5 instead of Flash during playback
3. Solve Flash problem in FB

but How?

The Flash player works fine in YouTube and other different sites that required Flash player.


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A few days ago my Flash and HTML5 audio stopped working, but the video shows up fine. I tried all of the browser I could think of (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, I even made my own) and I got the same problem. Sound does work, though, in other programs like iTunes and Skype. When I tried Silverlight it worked fine. Anybody know how to fix it?

A:No sound in Flash or HTML5, works in everything else

There have been a lot of problems with Flash. Reinstall Flash and see if that fixes that problem.

Or since this is a recent problem, you could try a System Restore back to a date when everything worked. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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I have read that Flash player is expected to be phased out as the online video and online game standard and HTML 5 will come in it's place. Will HTML5 have any advantages over flash?

A side issue: I have also read that Adobe has stopped developing Flash for mobile devices, the author's comment was that the next setp will be Adobe stopping developing Flash for PCs which spells the death of Flash

A:Will HTML5 have advantages over Flash Player?

See the 4th result.

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i am using a metered internet connection and hence i want to conserve bandwidth wherever and as much as possible. my questions are:1. i know that, enabling click-to-play-plugin in firefox and chrome prevents playing of flash videos as and when needed. does it stop buffering of flash videos as and when needed?2. how can i enable click-to-play-plugin in other browsers?3. how can i enable click-to-play for HTML5 videos so as to stop their buffering AS WELL AS playing as and when needed.4. i use this addon for firefox:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-video-playerto force youtube to render videos in flash format, so that i can use the click-to-play-plugin functionality to block their buffering as well as playing as and when needed.5. facebook recently switched its videos' format from 'adobe flash' to 'HTML5'. it offers a setting in settings -> videos -> turn autoplay off. but this setting just disables automatic playing of 'HTML5' videos and not their auto-buffering. this wastes my bandwidth. how can i overcome this?on this note, i would like to share my view on 'HTML5' videos. everyone say that it is superior to 'adobe flash' technology because no plugin is required to play 'HTML5' videos and hence no vulnerabilities are involved. but why did the W3C design 'HTML5' videos without the ability to stop the auto-buffering and auto-playing of them. this is such a serious nuisance that remains unsolved. in this aspect 'adobe flash' is better.

A:stop BUFFERING of FLASH and HTML5 videos in all browsers

You're fighting a losing battle because Flash is pretty much obsolete at this point. Soon you won't be able to use it at all. I can't comment on your problem because my usage limit is high enough already so there's no problem. All ISPs have tiered levels these days so you have to find the right level for you. 

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It seems HTML5 can be used instead of Flash Player? Before I start downloading HTML5, is there anything I should know about it? Is it safe to use? Is it safe to download? I had a bad experience with Flash Player and am now skittish. But I like to take courses at UDEMY and they apparently only have those two options to view them with.
Has anyone used HTML5? Can I expect a lot of crap attached to it when it downloads?

A:HTML5 safe alternative to Adobe Flash Player?

HTML is what web browsers read from web sites in order to render them. HTML 5, is the latest standard, which enables features that you used to need Flash for.
You shouldn't be downloading anything for it, unless your browser is seriously out of date - in which case you might have to download a recent version of your browser. If you keep your browser updated, any page designed with HTML 5 should render fine.

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Facebook has joined a number of big web presences that are moving away from Flash, announcing on Friday that it’s switched to HTML5 for all its web videos.
That includes videos on News Feed, Pages and in its embedded video player.

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Search and advertising giant Google has taken one more step in relegating Flash to the pages of history. From July this year, it will no longer accept Flash display ads.From June 30, developers with Flash-based display ads can forget uploading them to Google's AdWords and DoubleClick Digital Marketing. Instead, they'll need to output display ads in HTML5.Phase two of Google's plan to go "100% HTML5" begins on January 2, 2017, when Google will no longer run Flash display ads on Google Display Network or through DoubleClick.Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-reject-all-flash-animated-ads-in-new-html5-push/Yet another nail in Flash Player's coffin. This will reduce the attack vector of a lot of malware.

A:"Google to reject all Flash-animated ads in new HTML5 push", via ZDNet

Alright Google!!

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I hope someone with more some actual experience can help me here.
Ever since FF made "Ask to Activate" the default setting for Flash and YouTube making HTML5 their default media player (and the subsequent addition of new extensions to reverse those changes)  I've been trying to find out everything I could about both to improve my web browsing experience as much as possible.  This recently became mire important as the minor hiccups I'd experienced after upgrading my OS to Win10 seem to have gathered steam and become much worse with the recent upgrade to Firefox 42.0 things seem to have gotten even worse. Nowhere near the horrendous problems I had with Flash video when Win8.1 was my OS.
While I understand the reasons behind the push to make HTML5 the web standard for video (and agree that it's the better choice, long term) my issues are that I'm browsing in the present. If they could wave a wand and make Flash obsolete I'd gladly uninstall Flash on every system I use but unfortunately It seems that a full commitment to HTML5 means foregoing some things yet any use of Flash simply delays HTML5 from providing a safer way to view videos online.
I'm running FF42.0 on my Win10 laptop with all plugin versions current.
There seem to people firmly committed to either one as the better all around default for video yet there's no way to get a full experience without using both (albeit one only for specific reasons) and there are several plugins to co... Read more

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Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support | TechCrunch
With the launch of Firefox 38 today, the default version of the browser now supports the Encrypted Media Extensions API on Windows desktop (Vista+) and automatically downloads the Adobe Content Decryption Module (CDM).
The argument here is that this will allow users to watch content from Netflix and similar services without having to deal with plug-ins like Microsoft’s Silverlight, which is on its way out, and Adobe’s Flash. Having a built-in DRM solution in the browser that plays nicely with the HTML5 standard means users can watch their videos without having to think about plug-ins and the security issues that come with them. Netflix is already testing Firefox’s DRM solution to stream content to its subscribers.
Unsurprisingly, the clash between the closed-source DRM solution and the free and open Firefox browsers — and Mozilla’s mission in general — didn’t sit well with long-time Firefox and open source supporters. They can now download the CDM-free version of Firefox.
More info in the link above
Download Firefox — Free Web Browser — Mozilla

A:Firefox Launches 38 Today...With It Comes DRM Support In Default Version

Source :: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Watch DRM content on Firefox
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is technology that enables online video and audio services to enforce that the content they provide is used in accordance with their requirements. This technology may restrict some of the things you can do in the browser. While some DRM-controlled content can be viewed using the Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash plugins, many services are moving towards HTML5 video that requires a different DRM mechanism called a Content Decryption Module (CDM).
Beginning in version 38, Firefox desktop supports HTML5 playback of DRM-controlled video and audio through the Adobe Primetime CDM. This CDM implements a DRM system called Adobe Primetime, which was previously available via the Adobe Flash plugin.
Firefox downloads and enables the Adobe Primetime CDM by default to give users a smooth experience on sites that require DRM. The CDM runs in a separate container called a sandbox and you will be notified when the CDM is in use. You can also disable the CDM and opt out of future updates by following the steps below. Once you disable the CDM, however, sites using this type of DRM may not operate properly.

Disable the Adobe Primetime CDM without uninstalling
Disabling Adobe Primetime from the Add-ons Manager prevents it from running on your computer and prevents future updates from downloading. To disable the CDM plugin:... Read more

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Probably the biggest change in EMET 5.5 is (official) support for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10. While EMET 5.2 ran fine on Windows 10, it never supported the operating system officially and this changes with the new release.

When you run the Beta version of EMET after installation you will notice another change right away, provided that you run Windows 10 and not an earlier version of Windows.

The main interface lists the new "Block Untrusted Fonts" option which is set to audit by default. This is a Windows-10 specific feature that is not supported on previous versions of Windows.

Windows 10 ships with settings to block untrusted fonts. The feature is not enabled by default, and can be set to on or audit if desired.

On prevents any font from being loaded that is not in the Fonts directory of the Windows installation, while audit writes untrusted font events to the log but won't block access to them. There is also an option to exclude apps so that they can load untrusted fonts regardless of the global preference.

Other EMET 5.5 improvements

The new EMET version ships with a handful of additional improvements:
Better configuration of various mitigations via GPO.
EAF/EAF+ pseudo-mitigation performance improvements.
Bug fixes.
Microsoft notes that EMET 5.5 mitigations do not apply to the company's own Edge browser on Windows 10 due to " the advanced technologies used to protect Microsoft Edge, including industry leading sandbox... Read more

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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so i got my new Gateway computer yesterday for my birthday it had windows vista Premnium on it.later on i went to youtube and wanted to listen to some Led Zeppelin but every video says Sorry this video is no longer avalable then i go to some random video about 2 fat kids jumping on a trampoline and that wont work either,it the computers problem,youtubes problem or windows problem

A:Vista youtube support

it says that because the video has been removed or its not available in your country

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I have a friend that I support that has a problem with IE9-32bit on this system:

Most of the tests below started with IE9 closed and Flash not showing in task manager. The URL of interest was pasted into the Start > Search programs and files field and the resulting link was clicked on. IE9 is the default browser.
IE9 will not play this link*:
Magic Clerk - Easter Edition: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - YouTube
IE9 will always play this link**:
Magic Clerk - Easter Edition: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - YouTube
IE9 will sometimes play this link***:
Magic Clerk Easter Chick

*this is true for every video on youtube.com that I tested
(But Chrome 26 plays them.)
IE fails to play videos from other domains too:
NASA - Multimedia - Video Gallery
(never loads the player)
NBA.com - NBA Videos and Highlights | NBA.com
(plays after reloading the page a time or two)
Da"u Corporate Rides the Scott Gambler 2013 - iceman2058 - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB
(plays after reloading the page a time or two)

IE plays these:
HowStuffWorks "Videos"
Copper Chloride - The Periodic Table of Videos does Molecules
Videos - Sesame Street
**this is true for every YouTube video via youtube-nocookie.com that I tested

***if I clear IE's cache, start IE9 and load that page, I get "Movie not loaded..."
If I load the video via the nocookie domain in another tab,
...then reload that tab from the biggeekdad, it plays in the reloaded tab.

IE8 via the XP Mode plays the... Read more

A:IE9, Flash and YouTube

I always suggest trying the offending site in Safe Mode with Networking. If that works, I suggest performing a clean start to see if there is a conflict. Also suggest trying from a web proxy to see if that works.

Safe Mode

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup


A Guy

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Windows-7 32 bit IE-9 doesn't play YouTube videos. I got one error in scripting side like "SCRIPT438: Object doesn't support property or method 'matchMedia'". 
Could you pls confirm is this support or not and Is there any possible to play the videos?
If is this not support then may i know the exact reason for that?
Srikesavan. J

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I keep getting the message "Hello, either you have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player." when I try to watch videos on YouTube. I definately have the latest version of Flash player as I've checked on the Adobe website. I have Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and it doesn't work on any of them. It was working on Internet Explorer a few days ago but has now started showing the same message as it does on Google Chrome and Firefox. I definately have Java installed too. The wierd thing is, I can watch YouTube video's when they're embedded into other websites like Facebook, but I can't watch them directly on YouTube. It's been like this for around a week now. I've tried disabling the firewall to see if YouTube was being blocked by that but it still didn't work. Also the video's on the home page of Youtube have no thumbnails, just an empty white box, I think that could have something to do with Youtube not working.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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Today i tried to access youtube, to be greeted by "Go upgrade" when loading a video.
The link sends me to the Adobe Site to download Flash. I closed Opera, installed it, reopened Opera and youtube to find nothing had changed.

I even tried uninstalling the old version first, then installing this version.

Anyone else having this problem?

A:Youtube problem with flash.

Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf

Today i tried to access youtube, to be greeted by "Go upgrade" when loading a video.
The link sends me to the Adobe Site to download Flash. I closed Opera, installed it, reopened Opera and youtube to find nothing had changed.

I even tried uninstalling the old version first, then installing this version.

Anyone else having this problem?

Not to get you worried but awhile back I caught a little virus trying to access a flash video and it also asked me to upgrade but the upgrade wasn't the flash but a virus.
Just to be safe I'd do a good full scan.

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Over the past few weeks, videos on Youtube will play for about a minute then freeze. I have followed the troubleshooting steps on the YouTube website which suggest I clear my browser cache and uninstalled then re-install Adobe Flash Player 9,0,115,0. However the problem persists. I am on Windows XP, use Internet Explorer, and have a Cable connection. I have also recently installed a wireless router that I use with my Wii, which may be causing this since the problems started around the same time. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:YouTube and Adobe Flash

Try Firefox?

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As from the end of June 2017 the YouTube Flash App will no longer be available and no alternative App has to date been announced.

That is a real pain for Smart TV's; SmartPhones, Tablets......and anything else using the App.

Back to the Dark Ages then of having to access YouTube through a Web Browser.....


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been to the Adobe forum ....useless.
any chance for better here?

let me know what I can provide for help

A:Flash, youtube not working

which browser you are using? Mozilla?

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Tried to view a video on youtube, it said i needed to have flash player installed, so i installed flash player, well it said it had been installed but i then couldn't find it under my list of programs, and i still cant watch certain youtube videos. Why is this?

A:Youtube and flash player


this should guide you...

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Usually I watch YouTube videos which can range in lengths of 30 minutes up to 4 hours and I used to be able to watch them consecutively with minimal problems. I'd get the occasional slow down that would correct itself within a few seconds. However, within a month or so I started noticing some peculiarities... YouTube videos would now only load while I was playing the video and the loading would usually only be a few milliseconds ahead of the playing. This, however, did not cause any slow down for buffering strangely enough. Also, there would be random times when the player would load super-quick... as in, a 3 hour video would load within less than a minute.

This lasted for quite a while without any real problems. However, about a week ago, video playback started getting worse. I would be able to watch an hour and a half-long video no problem through but when I tried to view another video, it would have severe slow down and choppiness. Audio is always okay, but video was bad. To remedy this, I would clear my browser cache (I use Firefox for clarification) and use a program such as nCleaner to permanently erase any corrupted files and deleted files. For a while this worked, but as time went on, I would have to do this more and more just to watch a video correctly. Eventually, it got to the point where YouTube appeared like this (replace the "loading..." with a big black box). I decided to compress my hard drive and then thought of doing a defrag but my computer ... Read more

A:Flash/YouTube Problems

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No flash on youtube. Problem occured at the same time as I couldn't play music on myspace.
I fixed the problem about myspace by unblocking my zonealarm by turning off most of of mobile code control, but youtube still wont function in neither Firefox or IE (not the latest one, but it doesn't matter, firefox rules). I've downloaded the latest flash from adobe, and it works now, but still no youtube. I've removed the adblock function on ZA, but still running the plugin adblock plus and pro from mozilla. I don't know if there's a conflict with activex, but that shouldn't even be in my browser. I am however unsure of this as I just had some spyware removed, so it could have done something to it. Got a webpage that said sumthn about activex. Dunno. Anyways, anyone feel like having a crack?

A:Youtube flash not playing

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I've had this problem for about a week and i'm about ready to pull my hair out. I've tried a million solutions to fix this and NOTHING has worked. I have no sound in flash videos, ie youtube, google videos. Yes i have made sure nothing is muted and the volume is up. My sound works for everything else, Itunes, windows sounds, everything except youtube videos. I have tried the registry edit solutions, everything seems to be in place. I downloaded K-lite codec pack with the tweak tool, that didn't work. I have uninstalled/reinstalled flash. Nothing has worked, i'm depserate. Can Anyone out there help me? I'm running vista on my dell laptop. Thank you!

A:No sound in youtube/flash videos

It will be of great help if you will post the make, model number, model name and operating system on your computer.

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I don't know what happened, but I was video chatting when suddenly it crashed. Now I can't use programs such as Skype and Spotify. They will run for a few seconds, then they will crash. I also can't watch any youtube videos or really any website that displays videos. The video do loaded properly and I can see a picture, but the video will not run. I watch videos on VLC either, it now only displays a black screen. I also can not run GMail or Tumblr without it crashing. All of these problems suddenly appeared, and I have no idea what to do. I did run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware already, and my computer was clean. Both Chrome and IE have the same problems.

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hi does anyone know if i need to download adobe flash player in order to get youtube? thanks

A:youtube -adobe flash player

It depends. Normally yes if you don't already use substitute for adobe flash player. But adobe flash play is kind of an essential so you would need it in a lot of situations. If you can, tell me your current plug-ins you use for your internet browsing. If not, I highly recommend you getting adobe flash player, because it rarely crashes and supports other plug-ins.

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Hi there, I have a ton of problems such as Shockwave flashplayer crashing all the time, youtube saying "If playback doesn't begin shortly restart browser", and now spotify says Spotify "Can't play current song". I have had enough just wondering if anyone with good computer expirence can help me.

I'm using windows 10. Thanks if need more information just ask.

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Hello! I'm currently living with my boyfriend and using his computer (mine needs a new monitor). While I'm no expert with technology by any means, he is less computer-savvy than even my little sister. Recently, he searched for a movie he wanted to show me and clicked to download some strange video player I'd never heard of while I was making a snack. When I came back to the room, he complained that this suspicious would-be player played nothing, was almost impossible to find after installation, and, further, that the internet wouldn't work properly! In particular, Youtube videos won't load ("An error occurred") web-based games won't load, and the little player for audio files posted on sites like tumblr don't even appear. Gifs still load fine, the net speed seems okay, etc; it just seems to be an issue revolving around... player-y stuff.

I tracked down what I thought was the file (ibsvc.exe, I think it was called), found it undeleteable, and thus force deleted it through a command prompt. I scanned it with his antivirus (Panda 2011 something-or-other) and it found no issue with the little thing, but, I deleted it anyway (better safe than sorry). It didn't fix the issue. I scanned his computer with his antivirus entirely - it found nothing relevant. I uninstalled and reinstalled adobe, updated java, rebooted and rebooted and rebooted - still nothing works. I attempted to do a System Restore, but his check disk always gets stuc... Read more

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For the second time, I'm having trouble viewing many YouTube videos. I've been receiving the message "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player." when trying to view some videos. I've been to several websites, and none of them yielded a solution to my problem. It also seems a lot of people get the same error as I do.

I wasn't sure where to post this - I have three browsers and all of them have the same problem.

I am certain I have the latest versions of Flash Player and Shockwave installed and JavaScript is enabled. I have installed and uninstalled both players several times. No programs of mine should be interfering in any way, I think, because I've always been able to view YouTube videos, except for once.

The last time I had this problem was when YouTube changed its layout, and I solved the problem by uninstalling and downloading the new player from http://www.softwarepatch.com/. Now, after the layout's changed again, I get the same error, and nothing seems to help.

Any ideas? I'm at my wit's end...which is pretty pathetic, since all I've been able to come up with is uninstalling and reinstalling. XD

A:[SOLVED] Flash/YouTube problems, yet again...

Hello and welcome to TSF

What version of Java do you have?

Please also update Flash and shcokwave form these links:



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Hi! To anyone who can help me, a big thank you. I may not know what the heck I'm talking about but here it goes.

Recently my desktop Compaq Presario PC reset and/or reconfigured itself thus resetting all of my PCs cookies. The forums I frequently visit had forgotten my screenname and password and recognized me as a first-time visitor. Anyway this is not the problem itself but rather the layout for when I think the trouble began. Since then I cannot view youtube vids on it's site as it says I have my javascript turned off or that I don't have the Adobe Flash 8 or higher and them points me to macromedia's website. When I checked my javascript was indeed enabled and I do have flash 8 for a fact. I also can't see certain flash animations and movies on other sites. Could someone please inform me just what my problem is here? I apreciate everything and thank you.

A:YouTube and Flash Viewership Problems.

Hi -

Please run msinfo32 and save it as an NFO file -

START | msinfo32 - save with default NFO file ext

Zip it up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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I can't run youtube although I install flash player over and over again.
I uninstalled the older version of the flash player but
it doesn;t help.
Youtube still asks me to install Adobe Flash Player

A:Youtube problem with flash player

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How to use YouTube without flash installed in Firefox

Source: Use YouTube without flash installed in Firefox | Winaero

Wonder why this isn't set by default?

Tested and working using Cyberfox:

A:How to use YouTube without flash installed in Firefox

With Firefox almost embracing the looks of Chrome they might be in bed together too,
Kind of odd Firefox broke to Yahoo for a default search :/

I do indeed wish they would kill off flash player/ shockwave object all together it's unnecessary crapware
You certainly don't need it for youtube or the html5 add-on in ie9-10-11 thank goodness

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