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08 Feb, 2018 01:03 PM


First and foremost I would like to thank you for the continuing development and support!
Having said that I would like to bring to your attention an issue probably noticed by other users as well. It concerns YouTube: the loading (if this is the correct term) takes eternity with a continuously spinning wheel at the center of the video black window (no image of any sort).
I realise performance depends both on machine and connection though I think mines are adequate (G5 dual 2.3/ 4.5 GB RAM/ 10.4.11/ donwload speed about 15 Mbps).

Once again thank you for your work.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 08 Feb, 2018 04:51 PM

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    I am able to play YouTube videos on all of the test systems (some better than others, but they all at least start playing), and I haven't received any similar reports. The systems here are all 10.4.11, and my Internet connection is much slower than yours, so I suspect this is a local problem.

    Please make sure you've disabled any adblock or privacy add-ons first. Some of these will interfere.

    If temporarily disabling them doesn't fix your problem, next try a clean profile to see if a stuck or improperly configured setting is at fault. See "How to reset your profile" at the lower right.

    If neither of these work, we can look at some other possibilities which are much less common.

  2. 2 Posted by Alex Perrier on 11 Mar, 2018 06:11 PM

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    I use TenFourFox FPR5 with Tracking Protection (from Mozilla) on a G4 1.33 GHz with 1.25 GB RAM, and VP8 videos at 360p work well. I will usually wait for most of the video to load in cache before playing it. Also, using either the classic YouTube (known as "disable polymer") or loading just the embedded player (not the rest of the page) gives me the best results. I hope this help!

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