7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2008 6:03 PM by cornelius
Kodika Level 1 (0 points)
After having viewed videos on YouTube upto now without any problems I have suddenly found that instead of the usual video screen, I am getting the following message. "You have Jarvascript turned off or an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Get the latest version of the Flash Player." I have an old Mac with a Power PC G4 Processor with 128 MB memory. My operating system is version 10.1.5,and I use the browsers Mozilla 1.7.12 or Netscape 7.2. (I cannot use Firefox or Safari as my operating system does not support them). I cannot understand why I suddenly get this problem when I have not had any trouble viewing videos on YouTube in the past. I have always had Flash Player installed on my Mac. I have tried uninstalling Adobe Flash Player 9 and then reinstalling it, but it has not solved the problem. I can also confirm that I have JarvaScript turned on. I have also tried viewing videos on other sites like Daily Motion and they work perfectly, so the problem I am experiencing does not seem to be caused by the instalation of the flash player, but a problem unique to the YouTube website. Could it be that YouTube have added some new functionality to their site which is preventing me viewing videos?

I find this problem very annoying. I do intend to buy a new Mac in the next few months, but any solution you can come up with to enable me to watch videos on YouTube in the meantime would be very much appreciated as I tend to visit their site a lot!

Thanks

apple e mac, Mac OS X (10.1.x), Power Pc G4 128MB
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Kodika:

    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.

    Good luck.

    cornelius
  • Kodika Level 1 (0 points)
    Cornelius

    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.

    Thanks
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Kodika:

    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

    Good luck.

    cornelius
  • S.U. Level 6 (8,360 points)
    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.

    Good luck!
  • Kodika Level 1 (0 points)
    Cornelius

    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.

    Regards

    Kodika
  • Kodika Level 1 (0 points)
    S.U

    Thanks for the suggestion, but see my latest reply to Cornelius. My problem is now resolved.

    Regards

    Kodika
  • cornelius Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Kodika:

    Glad you are able to view YouTube again. I can't understand why it wouldn't work before, but at least you are able to view it now.

    Good luck.

    cornelius

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