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Old 05-31-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Does this happen to you? Ever since they made changes to their player utility, the longer videos will stop at some point, then I have to refresh my browser and move the slider bar to pick up where it left off. Big hassle. Is this a common problem? Any ideas for a fix? I have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Try hitting the pause button on the video and allow more video content to get buffered.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thanks Charles, but this happens even when the vid is fully buffered. Weird.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Does this happen to you? Ever since they made changes to their player utility, the longer videos will stop at some point, then I have to refresh my browser and move the slider bar to pick up where it left off. Big hassle. Is this a common problem? Any ideas for a fix? I have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed.
Is YouTube in flash? I run Snow Leopard on an iMac, and am having no problems. Was over there last night, listening to Elbow for a long time, and everything worked swell.

Since refreshing your browser fixes your problem, it sounds like it's your browser. Have you tried Opera or Safari for PC (guessin' you run a PC...)?

I've also listened to longer videos ~ just thought about that aspect of your question. Have you determined about how long you can listen without the problem occurring?
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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As far as I know, Youtube needs Adobe Flash Player to work. I have the latest version but I uninstalled/reinstalled to see if that would fix things. Not. Maybe it is the browser that's causing problems. I have Firefox. I'll try Opera, etc.

A Youtube video can stop at any time on me - towards the beginning, middle or end.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Have you run a speed test, to make sure you're getting full download speeds from your ISP?
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Well, I've tried IE8 and Opera, and I still have this silly Youtube problem. My download speeds are OK. I don't know what the heck is causing these videos to stop cold. Still open for suggestions.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Youtube uses a few technologies to stream its videos, including Flash and H.264. Flash has been problematic for freezing for people on multiple browsers for a while, but I have yet to see a reason for it or a fix, but a work around I've read about is to disable Java in your browser. You can try that and see if the videos return to normal.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Does this happen to you? Ever since they made changes to their player utility, the longer videos will stop at some point, then I have to refresh my browser and move the slider bar to pick up where it left off. Big hassle. Is this a common problem? Any ideas for a fix? I have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed.
Only when another site is trying to process data while I'm also listening at YouTube. Like if I'm playing a video on that page, and enter a post here, it will cut out, and start back up again when it have full use of the processor.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Does this happen to you? Ever since they made changes to their player utility, the longer videos will stop at some point, then I have to refresh my browser and move the slider bar to pick up where it left off. Big hassle. Is this a common problem? Any ideas for a fix? I have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed.
Apple Mac users are having fits with youtube on both Safari and Firefox and it all comes down to Flash.

Even the latest version of Flash is working in a spotty manner if at all. I for one have yet to figure out , along with many other PC & Mac users, just what the heck it up with youtube and Flash.

Or if you "upgrade" flash you may be actually downgrading your flash........
Apple upgrades Snow Leopard, downgrades Flash security on Vimeo

And the problem is speading.......
Apple - Support - Discussions - ESPN.com crashes Safari and Firefox ...
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