View Full Version : YouTube issue

11-11-2013, 03:03 PM
This isn't really a PE question, but since it affects my watching the posted YouTube clips on PE, as well as watching clips directly on YouTube, I thought I might ask here. As of a couple of weeks ago, I get really mixed results when trying to watch YT videos. Some work, some don't. Before this I had no problems. But I can't discern any obvious difference between the ones I can watch and ones where I get an error. The error is the "snow" screen and a message like Video is unavailable, please try again later. The weird thing is that there's at least one artist where I can view all her videos, even though they're posted by various people, so it's not like they'd all have the same settings.

Anyway, I know there are lots of threads all over the internet about people having issues watching YT videos, but I just I'd ask here in case anyone else had seen similar issues where some videos work and some don't. At home I have no problems, so that makes it seem like it could be a firewall issue at work, but since some videos work, I'd think there's no firewall issue between work and YT. Help!

11-11-2013, 03:16 PM
If you use firefox, you could search for html5 plugin, it installs without you have to restart. This should come preinstalled with the google browser.
It solved a similar problem I had om some other news site. https://addons.mozilla.org/da/firefox/addon/youtube-html5-player/

Duncan Glenday
11-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Or de-install and re-install Flash.

BTW - try the same thing in a different browser. The results could be diagnostic, one way or the other.

03-23-2023, 09:25 PM
Hey, YouTube (free YouTube that is) now allows you (on iOS, at least) to keep playing a video in a Picture-in-Picture mode after you leave the app! This is a major improvement!!

You can also minimize the window, which is good. Unfortunately, it still stops playing when your screen goes black.

When minized, it seems to stop playing after a little while, not sure why…

03-24-2023, 04:22 PM
They did that several months ago. It was premium feature.

03-24-2023, 05:21 PM
They did that several months ago. It was premium feature.

I know it was a premium feature, but do you mean they added it to the free YouTube app for iOS several months ago?