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Embedded video problem

Old 13th Aug 2016, 08:52
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Embedded video problem

Of late, embedded YouTube videoclips don't play using IE11, even though it's fully updated. All I see is a white area with a single vertical black bar.

I also have the the latest version of Flashplayer for Win7.

However, they do play using Firefox.....
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 09:37
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Just one of the many mysteries of late is trying to play bits of 'Headlines' video or sometimes Y-Tube. I just get a black screen.

If I have time, I go into FF Tools/Add-ons/plugins and turn off some of the video related things. Then the screen shows - for a while. I then enable the plugins and the whole cycle starts again - but not right away.

I'm not sure if all this started with W10. About then is all I can say, but despite a few issues, years with W7 saw my four computers just work. Day in day out, they would work, and while I deem this last era an investment in catching up with modern computing, sometimes I feel like binning the lot and just have a big jar of pencils like Jeffrey Archer.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 11:34
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Thee point is that it only seems to happen with embedded clips. Nothing to do with W10 or YouTube and it has only started happening in the last few days. Doesn't work with Google Chrome either so not just an IE11 problem. Weird


Using Windows 7 and IE11.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 11:44
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Hmm - I see that there was a 'Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB3175443)' which installed on 9 Aug.

I wonder whether that's the culprit?

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Old 13th Aug 2016, 12:09
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Ditto the black bar - iMac, El Capitan 10.11.6, Chrome. 'Automatic updates' set to 'on' and up to date. So not just a Windows problem.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 12:41
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Same black bar thing on my other computer with Win10 and IE11 - but OK if using Firefox (latest version).
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 13:40
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Black Bar Woes

iMac OS X El Capitan, v 10.11.6 w/Safari v 9.1.2 ... and, as others have noted, only started happening in the last few days.

iPad, however, displays OK ... IOS 9.3.4 w/Safari

All checked and fully up to date.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 16:38
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Ref my #5, have also just tried my surface Pro 3 tablet with Win10 and both Edge & Chrome - same black bar. Oddly with Safari on my iPad Mini, neither the video not the black bar appear - just an empty post...
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 18:12
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Just by way of a test I have created this and it seems to be just the same. Anyone seeing this ?






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Old 13th Aug 2016, 19:16
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For me ... OK on iPad, Black Bar on Mac. And "Miaow"

BTW, should I start a new Thread about why PPRuNe keeps defaulting to that AWFUL mobile option when I'm not looking?
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 20:03
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Geordie_Expat, pussycats when viewed with Firefox 48.0, black bar when viewed with IE11....

The 'mobile default' is, I think, an Immac thing.

PPRuNe was so much better before all these wretched adverts ruined it... Then 'They' refused to continue the 'NoAds style'....
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 12:59
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All good on Firefox,black bar on IE11
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Old 15th Aug 2016, 09:07
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Not working this morning W7 - but Firefox needed updating
OK when Firefox updated to 48.0
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Old 16th Aug 2016, 10:52
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I would guess this is a lack of HTML5 support? IE is truly awful for developers like myself so we tend to not support it... YT however should.
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Old 16th Aug 2016, 13:42
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Funny cat video working for me FF v42.0 W7 which has not been updated for months.
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Old 16th Aug 2016, 22:36
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Try clicking on the words You Tube.....worked for me with a Mac and Safari.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 12:35
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Originally Posted by FLCH View Post
Try clicking on the words You Tube.....worked for me with a Mac and Safari.
Sorry, don't get that reply. The words You Tube don't appear anywhere.
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Eureka, all seems to working again. Really odd.
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 17:22
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Yes, working again for me too!

Thank you to whoever fixed it.
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