Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
Go to ~/Library/Safari
Move these files from the Ssfari folder to the Trash.
Now go to ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db
Move the Cache.db file to the Trash.
Quit then relaunch Safari to test.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I just now did exactly as you recommended. Result? No change.
Even after trashing the files and restarting and everything else, the Activity Window and YouTube behave exactly as they did before.
(I had actually previously tried something very similar to your recommendation, and it didn't have any effect then either.)
In case it's helpful, here's an example of what one of the mystery components that load endlessly in the Activity Window is listed as:
http://s.youtube.com/s?rendering=software&lact=102489&decoding=&rt=112.382&et=11 0.829&tsphab=1&st=69.939&tspne=0&tspfdt=262&nsiabblmin=62945.000&nsidf=2&tabsb=1 &ad_flags=0&h=360&nsiabblmean=72646.865&md=1&docid=zPxFu7taftE&bc=15194849&csipt =watch5ad&ad_event=3&el=detailpage&hasstoryboard=1&vid=72A5TVVpDgRoXDV3HvMeKPjLx BFdU61DC&fmt=34&cr=US&sd=BD075E8E6HH1336502192683396&vtmp=1&nsiabblmax=79054.000 &hl=en_US&ns=yt&nsivbblmax=774478.000&referrer=None&sidx=0&hbd=7790924&w=480&hbt =2.751&cid=6&sendtmp=1&sst=0&cfps=25.974025974025974&screenw=1440&mt=0.6&vq=auto &playerw=640&playerh=390&slots=sst~0;sidx~0;at~2_3&scoville=1&at=2_3&volume=100& art=1.842&mos=0&plid=AAS_iqoqfi0mjNc0&fs=0&nsivbblc=208&nsivbblmin=561638.000&bd =931267&allowed=1_1,1_3,2_1,2_3&bt=7.441&fvid=bNz97ILtwqc&screenh=900&len=127.92 &vw=480&nsivbblmean=668895.024&nsiabblc=208&vh=360&fexp=912001,914050,913539,919 306,907217,901802,906507
And here's one of the 1.7MB components:
http://o-o.preferred.comcast-lax1.v11.lscache8.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?range =1781760-3563519&expire=1336524839&id=ccfc45bbbb5a7ed1&burst=40&cm2=0&sver=3&upn =I_VxE0Lmh4Y&keepalive=yes&ipbits=8&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=34&sparams=al gorithm%2Cburst%2Ccp%2Cfactor%2Cid%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Csource%2Cupn%2Cexpire& source=youtube&signature=6F9B5B2CA58ACBA6AFE02FB8A54F1F74EE2B0F16.8E421BC37C3019 E806C22CF3E8866847D033565C&factor=1.25&ip=220.127.116.11&cp=U0hSS1VNUl9IU0NOMl9NR1ZJOm lxNTVmbm1vcDlO&key=yt1&fexp=912001%2C914050%2C901802%2C906507%2C907217%2C919306% 2C913539
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
Ok.. No need to post all the YouTube lnks. That as no bearing on troubleshooting.
This happens on an iMac running Safari 5.1 on OSX 10.6.8, and also on a MacBook Pro running Safari 5.0.2 on OSX 10.6.5
Update your system software on both Macs. Safari on Mac OS X 10.6.8 should be 5.1.5
And Mac OS X v10.6.5 and Safari 5.0.2 are way outdated.
Click the Apple menu icon top left in your screen. From the drop down menu click Software Update
Make sure and restart the Macs after updating the software.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I've experienced this exact same problem not just on my two Macs but on several other Macs as well (as experiments to see if it was specific to my computer). I didn't note down which OS versions they had, but I think they were all pretty or completely up-to-date within the 10.6 framework.
Are you recommending that I do Software Update because you know specifically that this will solve my YouTube problem, or are you just recommending it on general principles because (admittedly) it's a smart thing to do? Because it will take quite a while, and due to work I won't be able to take the time and restart the computer until late tonight or tomorrow.
Anyone else out there with more recent versions of 10.6, e.g. such as 10.6.8? If you do, have you tried the Activity Window technique for YouTube? What is the result? If it works for you, then maybe that's my problem, but if it doesn't work for you, then the problem isn't due to the Mac's OS version but rather something to do with YouTube or Flash or whatever.
Feedback in this area would help me know whether or not it's necessary right now to do Software Update, which is a hassle for me at the moment because I have several important work files open.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
Hello Tuffy Nicolas,
My first time logging in just to tell you something...(enough about my logging history
anyway, im here to tell you that it is not your software edition, nor OS version, YouTube has changed its download method, or should i say upload. I know a way you can download the videos still but im not too sure that if they have mended this method too,
here is the method -- right click on the video and make it "pop-out', then it should appear on the activity window,
I am not too sure if this was your question.
Also, before this, there was an option on Adobe associated with youtube ( an option which was to disable something, i do not remember what,) this allowed it to appear on the accitivty window, if i find this site (which was on youtube under Adobe) i will surely give it to you!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to HamidR)
HamidR, your solution WORKED!
To make it clearer for everyone who might read this in the future:
- Open a YouTube video page;
- Hold down the "Control" key and single-click anywhere in the video box: a drop-down menu will appear;
- Click on the third option of the drop-down menu, which is called "Pop out."
- A new window will open, that is small and just contains the video and nothing else;
- THEN, only after having done this, press "Command-Option-A," and look for the "activity" list for this small window;
- In that activity list you will see (just as in the old days) a large video file loading. Double-click it, and it will download to your hard drive.
Problem SOLVED! Thanks. I have accordingly marked your comment as "This solved my question."
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
You are welcome, i m currently looking for another solution which doesent require us to use pop-out, i have done it a couple of days ago but cant remember how , will let you know if i find it!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to HamidR)
HamidR... thanks for posting a solution
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 5:36 PM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
I tried this and it works as you say...except to the point of downloading a big file. I still get the 1.7mb files
I am only trying to download music files - maybe it is this??
Any ideas from you or HamidR?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 5:05 AM (in response to kiwieeyore)
How big is "big"?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 10:32 PM (in response to HamidR)
Stink - today when I try the Pop Out concept, the file (music video) does pop out, but does not continue to load.
It wont play.
The activity window tells me that some 1.7mb files download, but others have 'cancelled' in red instead of the size.
Previously (above), I only got a series of 1.7mb files downloading - nothing bigger.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to kiwieeyore)
Yeah, doesn't work for me either. Anybody have any ideas? I don't always have internet access and it was a great learning tool for me to be able to download and check them out later.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 12:57 AM (in response to Tuffy Nicolas)
Hey all, YouTube is in the process of testing out HTML5. If the video you are watching is using HTML5 instead of Flash then you cannot download it from the activity window even with the PopOut technique. Luckily YouTube allows you to opt-out of all HTML5 videos and revert to watching them with Flash Player. Once you opt-out of the HTML5 you can download them through the PopOut technique and Activity Window as described above.
This is the link for HTML5 opt-out:
All you have to do is click where it says, "Leave the HTML5 trial" and voila! All YouTube videos are now Flash and downloadable once you PopOut.
Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to C-Wipp)
No, this doesn't work either. I saw no place to click "Leave the HTML5 trial." Only join the HTML5 trial and it didn't do anything.