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    Default Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    Hi all,

    Youtube videos were playing fine on my computer this morning. I left it on for about 6 hours came back and they wouldn't work. The page will load but the video box is just black. I've googled solutions but nothing has worked. I've updated Flash/Shockwave players, cleared my browsers cache, installed Google Chrome and tried that which didn't work. When I right click on the video it will just has the Flash player verison and another line that says "Movie not loaded." Btw all the other video players I use work ie (hulu, netflix).

    Does anyone have any fixes?

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    Default Re: Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    Netflix uses Silverlight, so disregard that one. But Hulu is flash.

    Try completely uninstalling flash, then opening a browser window and go to YouTube. If it's still black something else is up, but it should show a link to download flash... download it, close your browser, install it and try again.

    Interesting issue though... never heard of that one.
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    Download and install flash again, I think a windows update did the same thing to me. I just installed flash again and it worked fine right after.

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    Default Re: Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    javascript, firewall rules, adblocking software? Enable JavaScript and make sure your firewall isn't blocking youtube / ytimg.com. ABP doesn't mess with flash in FF. Did you try restarting the comp
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    Default Re: Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    Few people are having this problem with the latest update. I was as well, couldn't watch youtube but everything else was fine. I uninstalled flash and reinstalled it. Then uninstalled and reinstalled adblock and flash block. Problem fixed. Though I don't think the last 2 steps were really necessary.

    There was a thread about this before though.

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    I am having the SAME issue! Embedded videos play fine though. What's up?

    Firefox 3.6 here, everything was working fine yesterday and nothing has changed.
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    Just install flash again from adobe's site should fix it fine.

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    Default Re: Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    I'm still having the problem after uninstalling/reinstalling flash. That stupid update messed something up.

    Any more ideas?

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    -> Just to point out:
    There is a flash player uninstaller that completely removes it, use that instead a normal "uninstall".

    Also, with flash player installed -> clear flash cookies?
    The settings manger is on the Adobe website here:
    Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel

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    Default Re: Youtube videos show up as a Black box

    Clearing the cache/cookies worked.

 

 
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