12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2012 11:55 PM by 2point5
macjsus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Latetly Safari has been crashing alot on Youtube. Also it has problems loading the video description. It only loads half the description text. In addition, I have to randomly moving the mouse over it reeals links as though it were masked. I don't have this problem with other browsers so what is going on. 




Here is a screen shot:




Here is a screen Shot of FIrefox on the same Page:



Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    Hnmm, not sure at this point. I guess you could start by checking for Software Updates, and empty the Safari cache.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,205 points)

    Since it effects both browsers and most YouTube content requires the Flash plugin, try uninstalling your current copy of Flash, then reinstall new  >  Troubleshoot Flash Player | Mac OS


    For Safari ...   Make sure and quit Safari before reinstalling the plugin. Once it's reinstalled, launch Safari.


    From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Empty Cache


    Then try a video.

  • macjsus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have emptied the cache mutlple times, and I have been checking for updates but nothing so far.

  • macjsus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I reinstalled Flash before, but I never unistalled then reinstalled Flash, so I hope it works thanks.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,205 points)

    Worth giving it a try 

  • macjsus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried and it didnt work, I even tried resetting Safari and that didnt fix anything. Any other solutions?

  • NastyNickPee Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Same problem here, for at least the last month or two. Tried clearing cache, updating flash, trashing Safari preferences. No dice. Seems like it started around the time that YouTube changed its layout design. Can only see top half of video descriptions. Links appear if I wave cursor around, still no normal text shows. I produce video content that I post on YouTube & it scares me that Safari users will never see my notes & descriptions. Gonna' have to try to convice everyone to use Firefox, I guess.

  • macjsus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have recently found that you do CMD+A (select All) on the page then it will appear. Shouldn't have to do that but that is the only fix I have for now.

  • jimthing Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    This is still happening.


    I've had this Youtube bug in Safari since Jan 2012, and here about to enter May with it still happening!

    I've reported bug several times to YT and Apple, yet nothing has been done in nearly FOUR MONTHS.


    So annoying having to continualy use cmd+A or rolling over the text with mouse pointer, in order to see decription details each time.


    Really unimpressed with YT & Apple's response here (I suggest it's YT more than Apple, but who really knows?!).

  • 2point5 Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)

    For what it is worth I have been having the same issues with Safari not playing the game with YouTube videos whereas Firefox works perfectly.  Very frustratiing.  I'm running Lion - 10.7.3


    The solution I have found, just a short while ago, was to remove the Flash Plugin altogether.  Now YouTube videos play perfectly in Safari (Ie, no black screen) despite the fact that YouTube advises that I should install the Flash Player plugin when I go to the home screen.


    The other benefit (real or perceived) is that my MacBook is now running a little better too.  Make of that what you will.



  • jimthing Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Sorry but that's not the issue we're all talking about in this thread.


    It's the *description text* underneath the videos that's not displaying properly (see the first post pictures).


    The videos all play fine whether using Flash or HTML 5 versions.

    (although there is yet another occasional bug, where the preview you get when mousing over the timeline fails to hide when removing your mouse pointer from it — but that's a whole other story!)

  • 2point5 Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)

    OK my apologies.

    I should add that I have the Perian 1.2.3 plugin which supports Flash and I'll be sticking with that for the time being.