3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 10:04 AM by ds store
nuseybe Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. I have a macbook pro from 2010, I am still using snow leopard (10.6.8).

It was always hard to play youtube videos on Safari but I was able to get it work smoothly on Chrome. Then starting 2-3 weeks ago I cant open youtube site in any browser at all (safari, chrome, firefox..).

When i typed the site address and enter, all the browsers start like they might open the homepage, the loading bar in the address part starts a little but it waits and waits and never load more than that. Sometimes I get the "failed to open page" message at last (mostly on Safari). So I cant seem to make youtube work on my Mac. And adobe flash seems up to date so it shouldnt be a problem.

I encountered a discussion like this and it was advising to go 'hosts' file and delete the 'youtube.com' lines, I tried it but even i gave all the permissions -it wasnt permitted to make changes- to hosts file, it never saves any changes (it has another problem on that file to make changes i think). So i couldnt get it done that also. Does anyone have any idea about this? Thanks. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • a brody Level 9 (65,736 points)

    Try changing to OpenDNS on your network settings:  http://www.opendns.org/

  • nuseybe Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. If anyone having this trouble i will write my solution. I basically tried the solution in this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4712922


    But i failed to delete the youtube.com lines in the mentioned hosts file because the system does not allow any typing changes in the file. But I found out that I have the same file out in downloads file of mine, i deleted the lines in there and replace it with the system's hosts file, which is allowed by computer. And now the problem is solved.

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    I'm having no issue playing YouTube videos in Safari 5.7.1 or Firefox 18 on OS X 10.6.8


    Flash is currently at verison: 11.5.502.146




    You have some sort of other problem and the /etc/hosts file shouldn't be messed with.


    This is what it should look like and that's it. Anything esle is likely the result of malware or tinkering.



    # Host Database


    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface

    # when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.

    ##    localhost    broadcasthost

    ::1             localhost

    fe80::1%lo0    localhost


    Run through this list of fixes to repair your machine or have a local professional take a look at it.


    ..Step by Step to fix your Mac