I can't see youtube videos in any browsers!

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When I try to watch a video on or from Youtube it simply doesn't show,
and that problem persists on ALL my browsers(IE7,FF3,Google Chrome).
Flash animations/games and videos from other sources other than YT run
perfectly.

Here's what happens:


Attempted fixes:
-Tried to uninstall and install Flash Player(latest version) at least three times.
-Ran CCleaner, removing everything, including Cache.
-Checked if my Firewall was blocking it(obviously no).
-Verified Java Script boxes, they're on.
-Ran Java and Flash checks, even opened other applications that use
them, and no problems.
-Checked "hosts" file, no blockage there.
-Ran Anti-Spywares and Anti-Virus tests.

PS:Also, if I right-click on the white area the video should be, I get
the Flash Player right-click menu, not the browser's.

Please, I really need help here.
Thanks!
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Phil Harnish, Software Engineer

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Wow, well first let me say that I'm totally impressed with your thorough efforts. That stuff you did pretty much covers any troubleshooting I would have suggested. Give rickroll a shot and let me know if it works. Sounds like this is going to be hard to track down...
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"We're sorry, this video is no longer available"

The video screen appears now! But it isn't playing, hehehe.

Refreshed many times, btw.

Edit:
Here's an image

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The video not available must just be because the token expired (in case you were wondering). I'm not sure what this all means... the swf's on youtube technically come from somewhere else. Maybe it's some ad blocker? Like, in your hosts file? Lets try the real swf this time. Sorry about the trouble, fellow SA goon ;)
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You're a SA goon, awesome. :D

First, the same "We're sorry, this video is no longer available" message appears, then when I try it again the screen gets blank. If I try to right-click on the screen, the flash player menu appears, as always. It seems to keep loading something from "s.ytimg.com" forever.

Double checked Hosts file, can't find anything related to YT or Google...

Thanks for your time, btw. :)
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How bizarre dude. So, it sounds like caching right? I mean, if it works the first time and then not again. We send some aggressive caching HTTP headers so the servers don't get too bogged. Try clearing the cache (ctrl+shift+del in firefox, or ctrl+f5 I think) on a YouTube page.

I'm seriously going to run out of ideas soon though. This is trippy.
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Yeah, I agree, totally sounds like caching. But I tried clearing it, and nothing! :/ Anyway, I guess I'll call my ISP and see if they can help or send some tech support.

Thanks for your time, man. :)

Edited 'cause my reply sounded a bit sarcastic haha, sry.
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Yeah, good luck yo.
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ey where is the flv files gone to is the flv mob playing or terrorists solve this you tube or we go somewhere else
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in my case the problem was in 'better youtube' firefox addon. check your addons
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I had the samme problem - but suddenly I thought of something: I right-clicked a video thumbnail, selected Properties, and added the website found, ytimg.com, to my trusted sites. I refreshed the page, and yes, folks, I'm watching youtube again. :)
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Phil Harnish, Software Engineer

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Awesome! I'm glad you were able to get that fixed. I'll be sure to remember that as a potential fix if anyone runs into similar trouble. Cheers.
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I am also having problems viewing videos on youtube. I can hear the audio but the screen is black. I have also done the re-install on flash, shockwave and updated java. i don't know what else to try. Help please.
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Hi,

This is what I did...my browser is with AOL so I connect to Internet via AOL, kept it open and then I opened Google Chrome and watched YouTube videos from Chrome. It works in Chrome.
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Milton Martinez

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Mine says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". I've done everything
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Ian Bornejko

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i have the same problem except all i get is a black screen where the video should be
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joe0410

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It might be that youtube is blocked at your place (work or school?).
If that is the case, try to Unblock Youtube.
Let me know if that helped.
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kinza touseef

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i have also same problem i am fed up with the black screen please help me
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kinza touseef

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i do every thing but the black screen shows up but i can listen the sound
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Sasa Joksimovic

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Same here....videos seems to be playing but I cant see anything...I can hear the sound of the video but cant see the video

Any fix ?
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Hrvoje-Ivan Matovina

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1.) Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache": Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"
"Remove the Cookies" from sites causing problems: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

OR!

2.) Also, prevent You Tube from setting more cookies with: Tools>Options>Privacy>Exceptions and enter www.youtube.com.

Based on what I've read at the other threads, if you don't set this exception, you'll have to clear youtube cookies at least every time you use it. But cor-el's solution, plus this one, does work for some of us. I has for me, so far. Good luck!
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blackra4

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I cannot get on youtube at all. I just get message saying it timed out. Server taking too long. This has been going on for 3 days. I can access every other website but youtube. What is going on?
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dubsteptony

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@reizor did you ever fix it, if so please help me!! :'(
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Bios Freek

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had the same problem
a green screen but did hear music (black screen in IE)
I right clicked, clicked settings and then i turned off hardware speeding

all translated from dutch so it may say something else as settings or hardware speeding
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Mast3rF0X

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Hi, I've find out helpful this guide :
Can't Watch video on Youtube

I'll hope that could be of some help.
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Brian Farrell

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Reizor

did you find a solution?
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Raquel Reyes

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the youtube.com is open but when i click the the choose video always show the youtube is not available... why?
can you please help me.. this is 3 days .... what can i do?