Problems with 50+% of YouTube videos

John Hupp ubuntu at
Tue Jun 10 14:04:26 UTC 2014

On 6/10/2014 4:11 AM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 and a couple of days ago I updated to the
> latest kernel.  I don't knwo if this is related, but on my home
> desktop, suddenly about half of the YouTube videos I want toplay are
> not playing.  I can't even use youtube,dl to get them.
> This morning I tried a few at my work desktop, whic his also running
> Xu12.04 and I had no trouble there.
> Usually this works the other way around (we have a firewall at work
> that catches a lot of "security" concerns - mine at home is more or
> less generic).
> This happens in FF, SM and Chrome, and clering the cache doesn't do any good.
> Where else should I be looking?  I'm no at all familiar with setting
> up my firewall, so if there, guidance would behelpful.
> Thanks.
> MR

It would be a useful test to toggle between HTML5 and Flash player. Do a 
google search like "youtube html5" to find the preferences page where 
you can opt in/out of the HTML5 player.  This test would 
implicate/vindicate Flash player as a suspect.

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