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Postby ozchick » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 8:50 am

Is it the site or my computer? I can't get anything on there today. Heap of crap...... :evil:
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Postby missis » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 8:56 am

It's ok on my pc..?

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Postby ozchick » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 9:24 am

missis wrote:It's ok on my pc..?


Oh damn it all then....ooh....
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Postby ozchick » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 9:29 am

The website comes up fine. Then no matter what video I request I see on their screen "An error occurred please try again later".
Advice please?
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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 1:15 am

Friend of mine recently had the same. They had intenret explorer and chrome and firefox installed.

Removing firefox did the trick . Never found out exactly why

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Postby ozchick » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:37 am

bigfilsing wrote:Friend of mine recently had the same. They had intenret explorer and chrome and firefox installed.

Removing firefox did the trick . Never found out exactly why


Thanks Bigfilsing. Was worth a try. Did that just now. But still no youtube.
Gonna take my computer to work now and see IF I can con someone into dealing with my 'non-work' related issue. Wish me luck!
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 11:26 am

ozchick,

i strongly believe it's got nothing to do with your computer. my best guess is, it's about the changes youtube is implementing. recently, youtube has been undergoing massive site design changes (interface, layout, HTML5 options...that sort of thing) and they may have inadvertently broken something for desktop browser access. i've been trying to look for something about it online but it's not something i'll lose sleep over.

fyi, i encountered the no-video loading problem on chrome on ubuntu linux 9.10. however, youtube works fine on android 1.6 using the youtube app. read somewhere that several refreshes (f5) does the trick--haven't confirmed it.

too lazy to investigate further so i'll just wait for things to get resolved.

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 2:05 pm

ozchick wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:Friend of mine recently had the same. They had intenret explorer and chrome and firefox installed.

Removing firefox did the trick . Never found out exactly why


Thanks Bigfilsing. Was worth a try. Did that just now. But still no youtube.
Gonna take my computer to work now and see IF I can con someone into dealing with my 'non-work' related issue. Wish me luck!


It could have been a corrupted upgrade/autoinstall of adobe flash applet in your browser.

Try uninstalling adobe, then re-downloading it off the adobe site again.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 7:45 pm

Try and delete all your history and cookies, cache sounds like it maybe too full for media files. you can test if you open windows media player and try to play a music video to see if it works.

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Postby ozchick » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:03 pm

ksl wrote:Try and delete all your history and cookies, cache sounds like it maybe too full for media files. you can test if you open windows media player and try to play a music video to see if it works.


Spot on Kayser. Got the techy dude at work to write it down. I'm not into techy stuff but I could have done this had I thought that this would work.
SO: In Internet Explorer- tools-internet options-general tab-browsing history(delete).
I've deleted browsing history before to take the computer to a previous date before problems were visible. It can be a handy fix-all. Didn't think of that on this occasion. Anyway, techy dude fixed it. But can I trouble you Kayser to explain this 'cache' thingy. Do I need to delete stuff?I'm not much of a storer usually..well except for photos, but certainly not music or videos etc.
Would like to get my tiny brain around this so I don't put myself in the red again. And cookies- I always click on the 'cookie' thing bar when it pops up and asks to be allowed in if I can't see what I know is there. There is an option to enable cookies or disable them permanently too yeah, and one's actions can cause grief through unwanted advertisments etc yeah? Am lost on all this stuff. And you've got nothing better to do with your time anyway! :P
So humour me yeah?!
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Postby ksl » Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:30 pm

ozchick wrote:
ksl wrote:Try and delete all your history and cookies, cache sounds like it maybe too full for media files. you can test if you open windows media player and try to play a music video to see if it works.


Spot on Kayser. Got the techy dude at work to write it down. I'm not into techy stuff but I could have done this had I thought that this would work.
SO: In Internet Explorer- tools-internet options-general tab-browsing history(delete).
I've deleted browsing history before to take the computer to a previous date before problems were visible. It can be a handy fix-all. Didn't think of that on this occasion. Anyway, techy dude fixed it. But can I trouble you Kayser to explain this 'cache' thingy. Do I need to delete stuff?I'm not much of a storer usually..well except for photos, but certainly not music or videos etc.

Would like to get my tiny brain around this so I don't put myself in the red again. And cookies- I always click on the 'cookie' thing bar when it pops up and asks to be allowed in if I can't see what I know is there. There is an option to enable cookies or disable them permanently too yeah, and one's actions can cause grief through unwanted advertisments etc yeah? Am lost on all this stuff. And you've got nothing better to do with your time anyway! :P
So humour me yeah?!


]There is a set amount of memory for the cache, everytime you visit a website, it will save it in memeory, many cookies will be placed in memory too, so that if you visit the site again, it will load from the cache before actually connecting to the site, speeding the initial connection time, however it maynot be updated information until the actual site connects, once the memory is filled, its filled. It aids the speed by not having to compute the data. here's a link you can read

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache

My advice is to delete once or twice a month if you are a heavy user. Light to moderate may get away with 2 or 3 months, it's the media files that take up quite a bit of memory....so you would have still been able to surf for a long time, though wouldn't be able to play heavy media files.

When you delete all these files, it does not take the computer back to a previouse time, all it does is delete those files in the cache.

If you need to go back to a previous time, you would go into system tools, system recovery. Not really required until other options have been looked at, sometimes applications screw up the registry which may give a headache or two. Computers are just like mechanics, there is a trouble system check list to rule out certain things, its a process of elimination, like car faults.

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Postby ozchick » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 2:23 pm

Hell's bells Kayser! Well thanks....I think.....ooh it's all double-dutch to me! But gonna check out that link and print this thread too. Cookies and caches....a girl'd have to give up her job to keep up with all this stuff. Why can't computers just do the right thing and behave?
Simple really ! :)
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Apr 2010 3:13 pm

ozchick wrote:Why can't computers just do the right thing and behave?
Simple really ! :)


Garbage in, garbage out.


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