[SOLVED] youtube not working

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raksiam
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[SOLVED] youtube not working

Post by raksiam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:17 pm

Hello. I am a total newbie when it comes to Linux. I installed Mint 19 tonight on a laptop I wasn't using anymore to try it out. When I go to Youtube using either FIrefox or Chromium I am unable to watch any Youtube videos. I was shown thumbnails at one point but now the whole page is mostly blank. I am baffled. I presume there is some way around this or some kind of extension or something that probably needs to be installed but I have no idea where to begin.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Re: youtube not working

Post by all41 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Are you running any script blockers?
Try clicking the 'Hamburger' icon in the upper right corner, click Help, and choose to restart Firefox
with add-ons disabled.


oh--I see Chromium having problems as well. Perhaps this has something to do with it:
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/youtube-in ... ive-outage
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Re: youtube not working

Post by raksiam » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks. Yes, all is working now. So it appears to have just been a poorly timed conincidence.

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Re: youtube not working

Post by all41 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:13 pm

raksiam wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Thanks. Yes, all is working now. So it appears to have just been a poorly timed conincidence.
+1 The coincidental things can mess with your mind--for sure
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