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# 177792 14-Aug-2015 12:08
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Today I was trying to view a video on You Tube.

Try as I might, the video would not load from the link in the Google search. Neither would any video from that search.

It simply hung, going nowhere.

Many other random test pages opened fine at the same time.

What would cause that?

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  # 1366267 14-Aug-2015 12:23
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  # 1366270 14-Aug-2015 12:28
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Many things could cause what you describe.

Could be DNS problem, ISP congestion, maintenance over at YouTube, browser glitch, FlashPlayer issue...etc.

If it happens regularly, you could try flushing your DNS, rebooting your router, installing the latest version of Flash and getting your browser up to date.  It's hard to pin-point the actual cause unless it's a regular thing where you can go through a process of elimination.

If it were happening to me, I'd be tempted to blame the browser for the funny behavior, or Flash.  Flash has been doing some funny things ever since that major exploit was found a month or so ago.

Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!


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  # 1366317 14-Aug-2015 13:12
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iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!


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  # 1366319 14-Aug-2015 13:22
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Try this URL and post the response you get... It will tell you what Google cache you are mapped t0:

Also would be good if you could give more details as above about ISP etc.

Cheers - N



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Uber Geek


  # 1366494 14-Aug-2015 16:54

If you have any script blockers they can cause problems as there is at least one other domain that scripts are loaded from for Youtube to work.

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  # 1366695 14-Aug-2015 23:07
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Talkiet: Try this URL and post the response you get... It will tell you what Google cache you are mapped t0:

Also would be good if you could give more details as above about ISP etc.

Cheers - N

It said => vodafonenz-wlg1 (

ISP is VF, VDSL. Machine is iMac 2013 and using latest OS X version. Browser is Safari.

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  # 1367153 15-Aug-2015 20:50

Since it is Vodafone it is probably their proxy doing funny things. Try accessing Youtube via a VPN and see if it works.

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