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Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by SpottedKitty » 2017-12-16 04:47am

Did Microsoft break Youtube again? I've installed this month's Win7 updates, and now I can't run any Youtube videos, not even the ones that actually show in a post.

<brief pause> Oh, that's nice — I can't run them on the Youtube site itself either.
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Lord Revan » 2017-12-16 04:52am

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2017-12-16 04:47am
Did Microsoft break Youtube again? I've installed this month's Win7 updates, and now I can't run any Youtube videos, not even the ones that actually show in a post.

<brief pause> Oh, that's nice — I can't run them on the Youtube site itself either.
I run Win 8.1 and I can run YT vids just fine, I actually watched some before logging into the forums today, if the problem is on the end of Windows then it must be something that doesn't extend to Windows 8.
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Zaune » 2017-12-16 05:47am

I try very hard not to be smug about the fact I went Linux-only a while back, but good grief do Microsoft make it hard sometimes...

Is it just YouTube, or are other sites like Vimeo or Twitch out as well? Your GPU drivers might need updating to the latest version.
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Jub » 2017-12-16 10:09am

I'm on 10 and haven't had any issues with Youtube on Chrome. I don't run any other browsers on this PC to test them.

No idea if it's a Win 7 thing or not.

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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Ace Pace » 2017-12-16 12:04pm

Zaune wrote:
2017-12-16 05:47am
I try very hard not to be smug about the fact I went Linux-only a while back, but good grief do Microsoft make it hard sometimes...

Is it just YouTube, or are other sites like Vimeo or Twitch out as well? Your GPU drivers might need updating to the latest version.
Do your sound drivers and wifi consistently work? :roll:

My Win7 VM works perfectly fine. I'd check what precisely is broken on your end.
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by SpottedKitty » 2017-12-16 03:21pm

Aaaand the videos are working again, after I'd shut down last night and restarted today. :banghead:

Must have been something left over from whatever "configuring" goes on after an update/restart. Come to think of it, does anyone know what "configuring" actually means in this case?
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Zaune » 2017-12-16 03:30pm

Ace Pace wrote:
2017-12-16 12:04pm
Do your sound drivers and wifi consistently work? :roll:
Yes, as it happens. (Well, except when I buy shit-tier wifi dongles from Wilkos, but those barely work on Win 7 either.)
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Re: Did Microsoft break Youtube again?

Post by Zixinus » 2017-12-17 11:45am

Youtube is dependent on your browser. Maybe an update there screwed things up? Or an update that got half-way (it happens sometimes even when you let it update) and restrated when you weren't looking, so that's why its fine now.
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Post by Edi » 2018-01-09 08:45am

Firefox profile corruption can also result in Youtube not working. In which case the solution is to refresh the profile (i.e. reset it). I had that happen to me. Just as well, since I switched to FF57+ at that point so the refresh cleared a massive amount of legacy crud away.
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