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Kenny022593
11-17-2011, 02:59 PM
I have a macbook and youtube doesn't seem to be working. The videos won't load when I click them, but when I go to the person's channel, the videos load and play perfectly. Is anyone else having this problem?

Jonahan
11-17-2011, 03:45 PM
I have a macbook and youtube doesn't seem to be working. The videos won't load when I click them, but when I go to the person's channel, the videos load and play perfectly. Is anyone else having this problem?

I've had it in the past. Closing down Firefox and restarting it usually fixed it. Rebooting always did. Only ran into it a couple of times, and since my Macs (4 of them) have crashed a total of 1 time in the past 4 years, I don't reboot them very often.

If a reboot doesn't fix it, try reinstalling Flash.

Crazy man
11-17-2011, 03:54 PM
If it was a flash problem, then an Adobe Flash Player message would appear telling you to update your current version. Try using a web based Proxy, or wait a while.

Jonahan
11-17-2011, 04:33 PM
If it was a flash problem, then an Adobe Flash Player message would appear telling you to update your current version. Try using a web based Proxy, or wait a while.

So, every time there's a problem with your computer, it tells you exactly what's wrong with it and how to fix it? That sounds even better than a Mac!

Just cause Adobe doesn't tell you there's a problem with Flash doesn't mean there isn't a problem with Flash. I'm not saying there is, but you can't say there isn't.

Crazy man
11-17-2011, 05:13 PM
So, every time there's a problem with your computer, it tells you exactly what's wrong with it and how to fix it?

Yep. Stupid people don't understand how to fix them. Now, some methods require you to think about how to fix faults. But that post of your is dumb......



And unfortunate, as you've questioned someone who actually works with fixing hosts and networks on a weekly basis.



If you can't connect to the internet, try IPconfig and go from there (renew IP addresses from DHCP server etc). If no IP information comes up, renew it. If an error is spotted (highly unlikely), release DHCP bindings and renew them.

If you can't connect to a specific website, check DNS settings or ping that IP address to verify address resolution is taking place or to verify connectivity respectively. I could go on but I think I've made my point.


In this case, if you need to update Flash player, the web browers or even the Operating System you are using will message you.








But hey, what do I know about computers/laptops?

Jonahan
11-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Yep. Stupid people don't understand how to fix them. Now, some methods require you to think about how to fix faults. But that post of your is dumb......

And unfortunate, as you've questioned someone who actually works with fixing hosts and networks on a weekly basis.

[Irrelevant networking tricks removed.]

In this case, if you need to update Flash player, the web browers or even the Operating System you are using will message you.

But hey, what do I know about computers/laptops?

Sorry, didn't mean to offend you. The fact of the matter is, you're wrong. Sometimes installations get corrupted. Doesn't happen as often on a Mac as it happens on PCs, but it can happen. Adobe won't always tell you that there's a problem, and reinstalling does, at times, help. I actually have a Mac, and I have had to reinstall Flash before, and it did fix the problem. And no, my browser didn't tell me it was a problem.

You're *probably* not the only person on the forums who has experience with computers. I was in the industry for 10 years before I left it to become a pastor. I have a different life now, but I still know my way around computers, and I thought I'd offer a helpful suggestion to the OP.

My original reply to you was friendly. Or, at least, it was intended that way. I don't appreciate the personal attack, and it wasn't helpful to the OP. If you can't be nice, at least be relevant.

Crazy man
11-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to offend you. The fact of the matter is, you're wrong. Sometimes installations get corrupted. Doesn't happen as often on a Mac as it happens on PCs, but it can happen. Adobe won't always tell you that there's a problem, and reinstalling does, at times, help. I actually have a Mac, and I have had to reinstall Flash before, and it did fix the problem. And no, my browser didn't tell me it was a problem.

You're *probably* not the only person on the forums who has experience with computers. I was in the industry for 10 years before I left it to become a pastor. I have a different life now, but I still know my way around computers, and I thought I'd offer a helpful suggestion to the OP.

My original reply to you was friendly. Or, at least, it was intended that way. I don't appreciate the personal attack, and it wasn't helpful to the OP. If you can't be nice, at least be relevant.

Well, in my experience, the browser, or the OS states when you should update your flash player. Either that or simple common sense. I'm not wrong.




BTW those 'tricks' were not irrelevant. If you can't access a site, it could be down to some of those failures.

Jonahan
11-17-2011, 05:48 PM
BTW those 'tricks' were not irrelevant. If you can't access a site, it could be down to some of those failures.

The OP stated that videos wouldn't play when he clicked them, but if he goes to the channel, it would. That implies that he's having problems with embedded videos, which means he's not having trouble accessing any particular sites. Therefore, releasing and/or renewing his IP lease from his router or provider isn't going to help. Neither is DNS resolution an issue.

Pinging an internet address doesn't always help either, as many sources block ping requests.

And, finally, the OP clearly stated that he has a Mac. IPConfig is a great command line tool for windows based machines. Macs and other Unix-based operating systems, however, use ifconfig.

Nonetheless, based on what the OP posted, neither ipconfig nor ifconfig is probably relevant to his particular issue.

Crazy man
11-17-2011, 05:52 PM
The OP stated that videos wouldn't play when he clicked them, but if he goes to the channel, it would. That implies that he's having problems with embedded videos, which means he's not having trouble accessing any particular sites. Therefore, releasing and/or renewing his IP lease from his router or provider isn't going to help. Neither is DNS resolution an issue.

Pinging an internet address doesn't always help either, as many sources block ping requests.

And, finally, the OP clearly stated that he has a Mac. IPConfig is a great command line tool for windows based machines. Macs and other Unix-based operating systems, however, use ifconfig.

Nonetheless, based on what the OP posted, neither ipconfig nor ifconfig is probably relevant to his particular issue.



Those example's weren't meant to help the OP. They were common faults as you said when problems occur, the computer doesn't tell you. I am aquainted with basic troubleshooting. I was giving examples to you and how they help you determine the fault.

Crazy man
11-17-2011, 05:54 PM
I'm sorry if I came across as rude. I apologise.

Jonahan
11-17-2011, 05:58 PM
Those example's weren't meant to help the OP. They were common faults as you said when problems occur, the computer doesn't tell you. I am aquainted with basic troubleshooting. I was giving examples to you and how they help you determine the fault.

Ok, I understand.

I'm sorry if I came across as rude. I apologise.

No worries!