Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 7:02 AM (in response to pamela17)
Same thing is happening to me. Last night everything worked great. Suddenly, I turn on my computer a few hours ago and no matter what browser I use (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome) none of them will play youtube videos, just a black screen appears with no video controls or anything.
I have reinstalled and updated Flash Player and Firefox and the problem still continues as of July 7, 2011.
Vimeo does work fine but youtube videos, whether embedded or played directly off the website do not work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 8:04 AM (in response to CJF713)
Exact same problem playing YouTube videos in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox - black screen, no controls, won't play. Vimeo plays fine like you say. This is happening on my iMac 2009 but not on my Macbook 2007 which both have OX 10.6.8 and Safari 5.0.5. Very strange, seems to have happened very recently. Hope somebody has an answer...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to pamela17)
I don't have the answer to this, but interestingly the YouTube embed on my website is fine - http://www.nulmedia.com/video.htm - but if you click to watch the same vid onsite, black screen.
Preferred solution? Let's ditch Flash.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to flyte44)
Adding the "s" to the http in the URL does correct the issue but what a pain. It got me thinking about the DNS addresses and sure enough, reverting to the default address (192.168.1.254) appears to solve the issue.
a) Go to System Preferences (in the dock), then Network (third row down, second icon).
b) If the DNS Server is not "192.168.1.254", click the "Advanced..." button, then the DNS button at the top of the next window.
c) In the left DNS Servers pane, select and click the "-" button at the bottom to delete any additions until the default address (192.168.1.254) is left.
d) Click the "OK" button.
e) Click the "Apply" button in the Network screen
That should do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 11:01 AM (in response to pamela17)
Localboy56 YOU ARE A GENIUS!!
I opened Network, then hit Advanced.
I clicked the DNS button and I saw (in light gray not black) 10.0.1.1. I didn't have anything else. I tried putting in 192.168.1.254 but then I couldn't get anything from the net. So I went back in and deleted the 192.168.1.254 and that left the light gray 10.0.1.1. Oddly enough, when I OK'd and Applied YouTube now functions properly!
I have no idea what I did, or why it is the way it is, but I quit Safari, re-opened it and now I can finally see the Ultimate Dog Tease [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw]
THANK YOU LOCALBOY56! You were my only hope!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to Localboy56)
Well in sir, problem solved.
My life was so empty without Skateboarding Dog.