I uploaded a video to youtube the other day. However, when I try to view the video it never gets past the loading. (the little swiggy circle keeps spinning and its a black screen). Some videos run perfect, but also some don't. I tried all of the troubleshooting on youtube, but to no avail. The only thing I noticed was that my neighbors have comcast and can't view my video. My girlfriend lives a few miles away and has comcast...ditto result. One of my boys has Verizon DSL that lives down the street from me and he could view the video fine. Also, I went to my girlfriend's parents business (They use Verizon Business DSL) and it worked fine.
I also tried the other computers in my house, but it was the same result. Do you think comcast blocks certain kinds of videos on youtube? Some videos I could view, but other videos (including mine) do not load. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I've been having problems as well, for the past couple days. Some videos will play, others won't. Intermittent page load problems all over the 'Net, actually. Power cycled modem, twice, ran some BBR tests, swapped to openDNS, nothing works. Flushed DNS, released and renewed, etc.
It seems to be okay right after the modem has been cycled, but about ten minutes later, it's as bad as it was before cycling.
Edit: Okay, so I think I know what the problem is (on my machine, at least). The latest version of my AV appears to be interacting with my connectivity in a major way. Kaspersky 6.x and ZoneAlarm 7.x are supposed to be noted for not getting along well, so I tried disabling KAV. (I hadn't had KAV installed for a while, and I realized that the problems started cropping up as soon as it returned to active duty.)
Notably, going into KAV's settings and disabling all network monitoring and "pro-active" defenses appears to have no effect on this problem. Only by completely preventing KAV from loading does the problem go away.
Well, at least KAV 7 is supposed to be coming out soon.
Anyways, if you have an AV and are experiencing odd connectivity problems, try temporarily disabling it. In order to fully do so, you may have to go into its options menu and disable it from loading on startup, then restarting your computer. Most AVs these days don't seem to allow complete user-initiated shutdown -- they're always resident somewhere in the RAM.
I can play and fully stream all three clips in this thread, whereas earlier I could not.
Embedded YouTube video often only plays the video stream with the audio stream missing. Clicking the body of the embedded preview pane to access the video directly at YouTube solves this problem.
On occasion, video sources on all of my computers fail to play the video stream. This is resolved by restarting whatever browser I am using at the time, or closing previously opened tabs containing a video stream.
Neither of these are Comcast problems, IMO, but rather browser cache and/or memory issues.
I also have Comcast and have not YET had problems with YouTube. Either on my own or on your posts. Unfortunately I do not have a solution or suggestion any different from previous posts. -- "Ol Sgt. Frank (ret).......
Just wanted to add that I'm seeing the problem also. I think it's a problem with youtube and not comcast. Most videos play fine but some of them are stuck on "loading" forever. -- "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato -
I've never liked the MM flash player worth a d*&^, because I've never trusted the MM "security setup". YouTube usually works just fine, but I don't understand all the KB and MB out upstream when I'm watching a youtube vid, and it's gotton worse since google purchased youtube, plus there all kinds of connections to google IPs when you watch one. Is this normal to have all this data going out of your computer when watching a youtube video, and if so, is there a player other than the standard flash player that you can download, that doesn't have to have all this data out-bound when you watch a youtube video. I like to watch Youtube but this just bothers the *&^% out of me. I also like to use the google search engine, but I've been moving away from them (as much as you can) because of all their 'tracking-crap'.
This problem definitely has something to do with Comcast. There are certain videos that will never play with my Comcast connection but will play immediately with my aol dial up connection. They always play with aol but never play with Comcast. This is something that's been going on for about 3 days, before that I could play any youtube videos with my Comcast connection no problem.
same exact issue- Comcast in Ny- some load- some just spin- tried everything-Except turning modem off and on again, i will try that- .025% of my 52 videos posted do not play for me anymore- noticed this all last week