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YouTube won't work on Safari

16026 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2011 12:07 AM by kimfromtaylorsville RSS
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Feb 18, 2011 8:44 AM
Okay, so here's the story. Two days ago, YouTube videos stopped working on Safari. The page loads, but no video appears, it's just a black box. YouTube still works on Chrome and Firefox, just not on Safari.

I've done everything I can think of to fix the problem, but nothing has worked.

I have:
- reset cookies
- reset cache
- reset flash cookies
- reinstalled Safari
- reinstalled Flash Player
- cursed at computer lots

I have no idea where to go next. Any ideas?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • rookaren Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2011 8:02 PM (in response to FidgetingFinch)
    OK. I'm an new to the world of Apple. How exactly would I go about changing my settings to 32-bit mode? Thanks.
    MacBook 4,1
  • michaelgmitchell Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2011 8:18 PM (in response to FidgetingFinch)
    Yep. I did what I read about somewhere else.
    I went to Applications>Safari>Get Info>Enable 32-bit mode. Quit Safari. Opened Safari. Bingo. Works again. I have Click-To-Flash set to 'off'.
    I don't know if this is a temporary solution or what.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Touch 8G, Mac user since May, 2007
  • Ba6aLeE Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:29 PM (in response to FidgetingFinch)
    Thanks, it's really helped
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • GoKayak Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2011 8:13 PM (in response to FidgetingFinch)
    Something that is working for me...

    Unhide the Develop menu, then change the User Agent to something other than Safari 5.0.3--MAC. I set mine to Safari 5.0.3--Windows and the videos play correctly.

    To unhide the Develop Menu:
    Preferences/Advanced/Check the Box to Show Develop Menu in the Menu Bar

    Once that's done, select Develop/User Agent and make selection
    iMac7,1, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 20 inch, 2.4 GHz
  • aotway Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2011 5:28 AM (in response to FidgetingFinch)
    I couldnt get youtube to work on safari or firefox, tried a few things i saw here no luck.

    I just downloaded the adobe flash player, and now i can view youtube in both!

    Bit bloody pathetic if you ask me! come on apple, this is the sort of thing that is supposed to happen on a pc!
    Power mac G5 powerPC, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • leighh Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2011 7:58 AM (in response to FidgetingFinch)

    Where are the flash cookies or locally shared objects stored? And how did you delete them?

    Just curious and would like to know.

    Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac late 2009, MacBook Pro, a Power Macintosh G3 OS 9.2 and an Apple IIe
  • kimfromtaylorsville Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2011 12:07 AM (in response to FidgetingFinch)

    I disabled an extension in Safari Preferences called "A Cleaner Youtube".  It was intended to make the UI for youtube be less cluttered.  Once I disabled it, back came youtube. 


    I have found that extension updates are often way behind the browser update.  I haven't seen warnings for these in Safari when I've updated.


    Incidentally, I don't recall installing that add-on.


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