Not sure why Quicktime isn't playing YouTube vids?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Someone help us out here, I didn't do anything but the YouTube vids aren't playing. To try to fix I did permisssions, and I reinstalled Adobe Flash player, but still no fix. This is confusing me.
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Just to clarify, Flip4Mac plays WMV files streamed through Quicktime fine, and Quicktime movies seem fine too. It's just the flash type in YouTube, and say certain other specific circumstances I'm having the trouble with.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    http://perian.org/ will enable FLV support in QuickTime.
  • Reply 3 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chucker View Post


    http://perian.org/ will enable FLV support in QuickTime.



    I have Perian installed, I just reinstalled Quictime but still not luck.
  • Reply 4 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    1) Go to YouTube.

    2) Pick random awful video.

    3) Open Safari's Activity video and look for the get_video URL to download it separately.

    4) Rename file from get_video to RandomAwfulVideo.flv. Disregard Finder's extension change warning.

    5) Open QuickTime Player.

    6) Drag RandomAwfulVideo.flv onto QuickTime's Dock icon.

    7) Enjoy random awful video.
  • Reply 5 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Seems like there must be a fix though.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    You have to add the .flv extension so it's recognized as a Flash Video, yes. That's normal, though. Don't expect it to be fixed in the next decade.
  • Reply 7 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    I getting that famous Question mark, I'm not sure why i can't watch videos on YouTube but I can't, help!
  • Reply 8 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
  • Reply 9 of 22
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    How about just turn off Quicktime playback of flash video and instead just use flash?
  • Reply 10 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Maybe I was naive to think someone could solve this one. Basically Safari isn't playing flash movies correctly, or even at all. Does anyone know where the link to the Adobe flash player 9.0UB is, not 9.1?
  • Reply 11 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Seriously this is really getting on my nerves, please help, someone.
  • Reply 12 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Seriously this is really getting on my nerves, please help, someone.



    This may not totally help but i had a problem a few weeks ago - not sure what led to it but i lost all flash playing ablities within sarfi - i downloaded and installed flash 5/6 times and nothing - i then downloaded and installed with fire fox and BANG it was back in safri



    odd as hell but give it a shot
  • Reply 13 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    I tried that but still no luck, even when I try and install it in Safari and Adobe takes me to their site with Safari, where the message should read success, there's a big quicktime Q with a question mark over that, arrgh!!



    From YouTube:

  • Reply 14 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    What's your QuickTime -> Advanced -> Flash setting?
  • Reply 15 of 22
    http://www.isquint.org/



    use this mac friendly software to convert files ... it will load automatically into your itunes libary.. great when downloading youtube vid's
  • Reply 16 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by welshwiz View Post


    http://www.isquint.org/



    use this mac friendly software to convert files ... it will load automatically into your itunes libary.. great when downloading youtube vid's



    That's not the answer I'm looking for, I know how to do that. Anyway if I'm going to go to the trouble of downloading the files i'd use FLV converter.
  • Reply 17 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chucker View Post


    What's your QuickTime -> Advanced -> Flash setting?



    I took a few screenshots, what will I do?





  • Reply 18 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    If you turn off Enable Flash there, then restart your browser, does anything change?
  • Reply 19 of 22
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    No, I did that and nothing changed. This is confusing.
  • Reply 20 of 22
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    In Advanced -> Media Keys? -> Miscellaneous, is it on there? Try turning it off there.



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