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I just skimmed through your recent threads, and I'd say that you might have a much bigger problem that is resulting in all of these other problems.

 

For anyone who's interested, you can see his recent threads here: http://www.overclock.net/newsearch/?advanced=1&sort=lastupdate&order=descending&type=35&createdbyuserid[]=201016

 

I have to go get something to eat. I'll be back in about 20-30 minutes.


Edited by TwoCables - 8/27/16 at 5:21am
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Ok, then this means there's a possibility that either you have a newer version of Firefox, or maybe some newer version of one of your extensions or even a newer version of Flash and now you have this problem. If this is caused by having a newer version of Firefox, then of course you'd just install an older version. If it's some newer version of one of your extensions, then of course you'll have to figure that out yourself. If it's a newer version of Flash, then of course you just install an older version.
It seems I was mistaken about AdBlock. I found a thread on adobe.com that says Flash 22 causes hangups in Firefox. The fix is to uninstall and reinstall Firefox which I just did. This seems to have fixed the problem. I clicked on a dozen or so Youtube vids and all of them open immediately.

Link to abobe thread - https://forums.adobe.com/message/8828294#8828294
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I just skimmed through your recent threads, and I'd say that you might have a much bigger problem that is resulting in all of these other problems.

For anyone who's interested, you can see his recent threads here: [URL=http://www.overclock.net/newsearch/?advanced=1&sort=lastupdate&order=descending&type=35&createdbyuserid[]=201016]http://www.overclock.net/newsearch/?advanced=1&sort=lastupdate&order=descending&type=35&createdbyuserid[]=201016[/URL]

I have to go get something to eat. I'll be back in about 20-30 minutes.

I've had such bad luck with computers, it's unreal.
post #24 of 30
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I never update manually, so I assume it does it automatically or I click yes when an update is available.

 

Ok, then this means there's a possibility that either you have a newer version of Firefox, or maybe some newer version of one of your extensions or even a newer version of Flash and now you have this problem. If this is caused by having a newer version of Firefox, then of course you'd just install an older version. If it's some newer version of one of your extensions, then of course you'll have to figure that out yourself. If it's a newer version of Flash, then of course you just install an older version.

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Ok, then this means there's a possibility that either you have a newer version of Firefox, or maybe some newer version of one of your extensions or even a newer version of Flash and now you have this problem. If this is caused by having a newer version of Firefox, then of course you'd just install an older version. If it's some newer version of one of your extensions, then of course you'll have to figure that out yourself. If it's a newer version of Flash, then of course you just install an older version.

Tried several versions of firefox, still some videos take ages to load. How do I uninstal flash? I can't see it in my control panel.
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Tried several versions of firefox, still some videos take ages to load. How do I uninstal flash? I can't see it in my control panel.

 

You don't have Adobe Flash in the Programs and Features Control Panel?

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have you tried switching to HTML5 default for youtube https://www.youtube.com/html5 ?

I never liked firefox's youtube performance so I started using a chrome varient "Slimjet" just for youtube/twitch watching
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post #28 of 30

HTML5 is the default for Firefox on YouTube for pretty much every video, including that one. So, it's not that.

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post #29 of 30
Cakewalk_S suggested to flush tour DNS cache. Have you tried that?

You should try to change your DNS server. I've had YouTube issues with my ISP's DNS servers at times.
No more issues with GoogleDNS or OpenDNS since I changed it.

You could also use namebench to find the fastest DNS server for you.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/namebench/downloads
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Cakewalk_S suggested to flush tour DNS cache. Have you tried that?

You should try to change your DNS server. I've had YouTube issues with my ISP's DNS servers at times.
No more issues with GoogleDNS or OpenDNS since I changed it.

You could also use namebench to find the fastest DNS server for you.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/namebench/downloads

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