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Can't play Youtube Videos

By johnmitch38
May 22, 2008
  1. Ive recently moved house and got a new wireless router and network. Since then i haven't been able to play youtube videos.
    It gets stuck when finding the IP address.
    Do I need to change my router settings to allow youtube?

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. johnmitch38

    johnmitch38 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I still can't figure out why youtube videos won't work. Ive downloaded the latest Java but still can't get them to work.

    Someone please help.
     
  3. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 360

    what error message do you get when you open youtube?

    as well as what browser do you use? iexplorer?
     
  4. johnmitch38

    johnmitch38 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Im not getting an error message. In the bottom left corner it says "waiting for 74.125.13.35" and the video just says loading.

    Ive tried clearing the cache but that didnt work.

    Im using Firefox which is up to date.
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    1. Have you tried playing YouTube videos using IE, not Firefox?
    2. I know you said you're running latest FF, but pls tell me the version number
    3. Start FF in Safemode (Start-> All Programs -> Firefox (safemode)) and start it with all add-ons turned off. do you still have the problem?
    4. Are you trying this over your wireless network? Connect to a LAN port on the wireless router and do testing on wired network first
     
  6. johnmitch38

    johnmitch38 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Ive sort it now. I downloaded a plug-in for flash and it seems to have solved the problem.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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