Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to lukelink)
Can you get to youtube.com and just not play videos? Or are you not even able to get to the site. That's two different issues, the first one just being a problem with Flash not being installed properly.
Right-click/Quit on all programs, especially browsers in your Dock and then reinstall Flash from the latest download of the dmg you can get from adobe.com. Make sure you have this downloaded before you Quit out of all your programs/browsers or you'll have to do it all over again. All browsers must be closed in order for the Flash plug-in to install and activate properly.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to lukelink)
1 . Enable Plug-ins
Safari > Preferences > Security
Click in the box for "Enable Plug-ins".
2 . Check whether you are currently in YouTube HTML 5 trial.
At the bottom left of the page uncheck the box for
"You are currently in the HTML5 trial".
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 12:25 AM (in response to SwankPeRFection)
I cannot even open youtube.com or any version of youtube. i wasn't using extensions when the problem started. then i tried them, then i deleted them.
i installed flash properly and it is working with all other applications.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 12:30 AM (in response to dominic23)
thanks for your suggestions. plug-ins are enabled. i reset safari, emptied cache and deleted cookies. the settings for safari, google chrome, firefox and internet and network are identical with both mac's. youtube not even opening on mine in any browser and there are no parental blocks.
also there are no proxies being used. P.S i tried using many different proxies too.
. . .any other guesses??
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to lukelink)
Is this on your home network or a corporate one? If it's a corporate network or one that you do not control, it's possible that YouTube might just be a blocked site. Not all places block sites and actually generate a block page redirect that tells you it was block due to IT restrictions.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to SwankPeRFection)
Thanks. I'm aware of that, but either way i have 3 devices using the same internet connection in the same room, with the same configurations, and only my mac doesn't open the youtube website or play the videos on other sites.
still no idea
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 1:56 AM (in response to lukelink)
Still not able to open youtube and now i find google translate won't open either. This might have happened at the same time because i hadn't used the site since i noticed youtube started not opening.
There has to be someone that can figure this out . . . . thanks in advance.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 7:14 PM (in response to lukelink)
Open up Safari and go to Preferences/Extensions. Make sure you don't have any weird ones in there. While you're at it, maybe just disable them all as a test and see if the problem persists. If you use another browser, do the same in it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to lukelink)
Still having this problem. . . . .
Flash updated and working properly - tested
No extensions - tested - deleted - off
Safari - updated - deleted all data - and reset
Google chrome - updated
Firefox - updated
Videos playing on other websites (streaming, vimeo, news, all)
Pandora working fine
Youtube - won't open ( message: . . . server where the page is located isn't responding)
Youtube videos on Facebook - won't open
Facebook - all other videos (except youtube) - play just fine
Google translate - won't open ( message: . . . server where the page is located isn't responding)
Google doc's (attachments in email) - won't open
Same problems occur with other users on my Mac Guest1 . . . Guest2
No problems with other Mac's or PC's or iphones using the same network (2 seperate homes and 1 work and public networks tested)
other Mac's have the exactly same settings in "System Preferences" - all boxes checked the same
Somebody must have other suggestions?!?!?!? Please
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 3:27 AM (in response to lukelink)
Which DNS's are you using? That could be a problem... try using the OpenDNS servers...
I don't know that it will solve the problem, but it's worth a try...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to lukelink)
Back up your personal data as a safety measure.
Go to to Library->Preferences->SystemConfiguration
Rename NetworkInterfaces.plist to NetworkInterfaces.plist.bak
Rename preferences.plist to preferences.plist.bak
Reboot the laptop.
To get to Library hit Go/Go to Folder and type in /Library in Finder.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to SwankPeRFection)
Try using google chrome. It IS made for google. https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg