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This just started today, but my computer won't let me watch videos online (youtube or other). It will start to load (with the fancy pants circle thing), and then my entire browser will freeze (using firefox, tried it on safari and same deal). I am using a HP laptop and vista. Any help would be nice. Oh I should mention that I'm pretty computer illiterate, please forgive me in advance sad

It seems to have resolved itself now. Sorry just let this die
In firefox, got to Tools - Addons, and list the addons.
If memory serves, I think YouTube is Macromedia Flash based. Might want to download the latest plugins for your browser. A quick Google search will pull up everything you need.

Try Googling "flash plugin firefox."
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okay, but I don't see how this will help if it's doing it in safari as well...

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If memory serves, I think YouTube is Macromedia Flash based. Might want to download the latest plugins for your browser. A quick Google search will pull up everything you need.

Try Googling "flash plugin firefox."
Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game



Did they just update it? I don't know why I could watch stuff yesterday but not today confused


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Gildra
Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game

okay, but I don't see how this will help if it's doing it in safari as well...

AVG Safe Search 8.5.0.424
Canadian English Dictionary 1.1.5
Skype Extension for Firefox DISABLED (because it ******** with firefox)
Tektek toolbar 2.1


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The Last Rydian made a very smart move in asking you for that information. It helps paint a much more detailed picture of what's running in the background with your browser(s). I personally don't see anything in there that would interfere with playback. Either way, try to update your Flash plugin. Have you recently installed anything? Possibly around the time that YouTube stopped working?
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Gildra
Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game

okay, but I don't see how this will help if it's doing it in safari as well...

AVG Safe Search 8.5.0.424
Canadian English Dictionary 1.1.5
Skype Extension for Firefox DISABLED (because it ******** with firefox)
Tektek toolbar 2.1


Believe nothing. Question Everything


The Last Rydian made a very smart move in asking you for that information. It helps paint a much more detailed picture of what's running in the background with your browser(s). I personally don't see anything in there that would interfere with playback. Either way, try to update your Flash plugin. Have you recently installed anything? Possibly around the time that YouTube stopped working?
Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game



Uh, I don't think sooo *thinks* well I just installed the flash plug in. I updated firefox when windows suggested that might be the problem. Other than that no, I don't usually install things, at least I can't think of installing anything other than windows updates in the last well several weeks.


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Just a dumb question... You don't have Kaspersky installed, do you?
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DivKnight
Just a dumb question... You don't have Kaspersky installed, do you?
Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game



No I use AVG

Oh and I tried youtube again with the updated flash. It was still fail.


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Gildra
This just started today, but my computer won't let me watch videos online (youtube or other). It will start to load (with the fancy pants circle thing), and then my entire browser will freeze (using firefox, tried it on safari and same deal). I am using a HP laptop and vista. Any help would be nice. Oh I should mention that I'm pretty computer illiterate, please forgive me in advance sad
Have you tried disabling your addons (except for flash) and then try watching youtube?





I just thought of something, do you have Javascript enabled?
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Ideas are toys. The search for truth is a game

I think I have javascript enabled. I mean I updated it just the other day


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