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Carl Creasman1 Level 1 Level 1

This just happened in the past week or so.  The videos will play fine using Chrome, but not Safari.  Did something happen at youtube?  Is this a flash issue?  Something with Safari?


Any ideas?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by Carolyn Samit on Jan 14, 2012 10:06 PM Solved

Most YouTube content requires the Flash plugin.


Uninstall your current copy of Flash then reinstall new >  Troubleshoot Flash Player | Mac OS


Then quit and relaunch Safari.


From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Empty Cache


Restart your Mac, try a video.


If you continue to have problems, go to ~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.flashplayer.installmanager


Move the Cache.db file from the com.adobe.flashplayer.installmanager folder to the Trash.


Quit then relaunch Safari, try a video.


Safari extensions can prevent some video from streaming. Go to Safari > Preferences then select select the Extensions tab.


If you have any installed, switch to OFF, quit then relaunch Safari, try again.


If you have ClickToFlash installed in ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins, move that plug in to the Desktop. Quit then relaunch Safari to test.

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