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910 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2012 1:59 PM by ynom RSS
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Oct 20, 2012 12:36 PM

I posted this in OS X Mountain Lion but it seems that nobody knew the solution.


I am having this weird problem and I'm not sure whether it's problem with OS or Safari, but almost every time I open some video on YouTube it starts without any problems and then after a moment video stops, the progress button goes to the start and there's wheeling 'loading' ring in the middle.

I tried re-installing flash but it didn't work and I don't know what to do, it's very frustrating that I cannot watch even 40-second video. I also noticed that when I refresh the page, the video stops in the same place as before, maybe it means something.


I also have one smaller question, why YouTube on Safari and Opera looks different? Can I change the YouTube layout on Safari? Here are print screens to show what I mean:

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Oct 20, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to ynom)

    Try uninstalling the old Flash plugin then reinstal new ..



    Uninstall > Troubleshoot Flash Player | Mac OS


    Very important uninstall the old one first.


    Then reinstall >


    Quit all open browsers.


    Then open System Preferences > Flash Player then select the Advanced tab.


    Click: Delete All


    Launch Safari to test.


    From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Reset Safari


    Select:  Clear History (also empties the cache)


    Deselect the remaining boxes then click Reset.


    Try a video.



    As far as layout goes, you could try full screen mode.

  • AnotherVoice Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to ynom)

    OS 10.8, Safari 6, Montain Lion, no audio on YouTube:


    What finally fixed it was running the Flash Update Installer.


    Hope this works for you.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to ynom)

    Lots of people are seeing this in the last week and not only with Safari but FireFox and Camino as well. I got it in Safari on two Intel Macs and one PPC Mac, and with Safari under Win7. I think it's a YouTube issue.


    You can try Google Chrome browser; not seeing any reports of it having trouble. Makes sense, as Google owns YouTube. Considering that Apple and Voogle now seem to be competitors, Google could be poking us with a stick

  • wessam M Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to ynom)

    i have the same problem and i dont know what to do !! but some videoes work ordinary and some do the same as yours !!

  • wessam M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to ynom)

    try this it works for me

    Try going here  and check to make sure you are not opted-in to this HTML5 trial as I was

  • wessam M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to ynom)

    mmmmmmmmmmm then try to use other browser like google chrome and see if the problem in your browser or what


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