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Safari won't show youtube videos

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lite1x Calculating status...
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Youtube videos and some other websites' videos, even ads like come with yahoo email show up as a ? over the Quicktime symbol, but there's no message like the old "Get the plugin" i saw (but couldnt use) in os9. I just know this is simple and I 'm gonna feel ditzy when I learn the fix. Thanks in advance.
imac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Mar 7, 2007 9:43 AM (in response to lite1x)
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.2, iTunes 7.1, QTPro 7.1.5
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,290 points)
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    Mar 7, 2007 2:39 PM (in response to Klaus1)
    No.
    They need Flash Player to view YouTube files.
    Free from Adobe.
    After installing Flash Player 9 if you still have the ? on the page please search through the QuickTime Discussions pages for the fix (MIME Settings adjustments).
    Mac mini, iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Mar 7, 2007 2:47 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
    Thanks QTKirk, I stand corrected.
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  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,290 points)
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    Mar 7, 2007 2:56 PM (in response to Klaus1)
    I don't visit the "tube" and could care less what they offer.
    But the files are Flash Video using Spark 2 (I think) and each of them started out as something other than Flash Video.
    YouTube uses special software to "convert" every upload to Flash Video. That's why they look like junk in most cases.
    I'll stick with QuickTime for file size and quality video.
    Mac mini, iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Mar 7, 2007 3:06 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
    I don't visit the "tube" and could care less what they offer.

    Agreed. Nor me. Unless someone gives me a link because there is something they want me to see, and they always play fine for me.

    I wonder how!
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.2, iTunes 7.1, QTPro 7.1.5
  • widge Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2007 11:46 PM (in response to lite1x)
    Have you got plugins enabled in Safari's preferences??
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  • mandehu Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2007 12:20 AM (in response to widge)
    Been there done all this -- previous (closed) topic on same issue said to disable Flashplayer in MIME Settings. Did this and it worked for a few days, but now back to same pb. And BTW EWHY the f* do they play OK in Firefox??? This is definitely an APPLE bug; have sent innumerable Bug Reports to them, to no avail
    imac g5 core 2 dual, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 500gb disk, 3gb ram
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,290 points)
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    Mar 10, 2007 3:39 AM (in response to lite1x)
    Remove the check mark for Flash Video (MIME Settings / Miscellaneous) so QuickTime plug-in doesn't try and play them.
    Quit and relaunch Safari.
    Mac mini, iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • grekgator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 10, 2007 5:31 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
    I remember I downloaded Flash Player for the Youtube videos. But certain ones might need Real Player X. I downloaded both just to be one the safe side. After you download them, restart Safari or Restart you computer
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