2965 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2008 6:03 PM by cornelius
I am not sure what your problem with FlashPlayer might be. However, you are running an OS that is not very stable, and is essentially a Beta version. Your computer will support up to Tiger (Mac OS 10.4.11). In addition you have a very paltry amount of RAM for video viewing. Your computer will support a maximum of 1 GB of 2 - PC133 3.3 volt, unbuffered, 8-byte, non-parity 168-pin SDRAMRAM in 2 slots. I suggest that you add at least 1 512MB module in the empty slot.
Thanks for replying to my post, but I am really looking for a fix to my current problem, before making any decision re an upgrade to my Mac. Please excuse me, but I am a complete technophobe as far as computers are concerned. What I cannot understand is up until a week ago I had no problems watching videos on YouTube. Now I have. As I explained in my earlier post, I can still view videos on Daily Motion and other video sites. Have you any idea why I am suddenly having these problems? I would be grateful for any solution that will enable me to view videos on YouTube on my present system.
I am sorry I am not able to tell you what is causing the issue you are experiencing. I don't know whether you have made any recent changes to your system, experienced any issues, run any maintenance or repair procedures etc. However, it is a wonder that you are able to view any videos at all with 128 MB of RAM.
I sugest that you try starting up in Safe Mode and see if that helps.
Otherwise you might try Repair Disk
Insert Installer disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
Go to Installer menu (Panther and earlier) or Utilities menu (Tiger) and launch Disk Utility.
Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
Select First Aid in the Main panel.
(Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel, and report if it says anything but Verified)
Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
If DU reports errors it cannot repair you will need to use a utility like Tech Tool Pro or Disk Warrior
Don't know if this will help you or not, but you might want to check out this post on the iBook forum, which mentions using an alternative to the flash player for You Tube.
"You tube not playing well on your iBook? There's a solution!"
Posted April 16, 2008 7:16 PM
I have dial up so I can't play You Tube on anything. But maybe the iBook poster can help you out.
Thanks for your further help. However, my problem has been solved and I have made no changes to my system! After several days of not being able to view videos on YouTube I tried again today and found that the site is working again fine! I am at a complete loss as to why I had a week of not being able to view videos, and now the problem has been resolved. I do not know what YouTube have been doing, but I can now view all videos. I am no longer getting the message that I need to load the latest version of flash player. I am of course pleased but very confused.