[nSLUG] Youtube videos not playing in Chromium help

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Thu Oct 31 15:10:16 ADT 2013

Hi Trina

I recently had a problem playing youtube videos on my Debian Wheezy 
AMD64 system using Iceape. The solution turned out to be, use 240p 
instead of 360p. And I'm not using Adobe's Flash, I use
gnash version 0.8.11~git201.



Trina Hanson wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have an issue where when I click on a link from a source such as
> Facebook, reddit, an email, etc. and the link goes to youtube, I get an
> error saying "The video is currently unavailable."  There is a URL to
> "Learn more" which has suggested things to try such as reloading the
> page, clearing your cookies, wait like 30-60 minutes, etc.  I have tried
> all of this and am still getting the same error.
> I can copy the youtube URL and open Firefox and the video plays fine
> every time.
> Interesting note, however, is that if I go to youtube directly most, not
> all, of the videos play fine.
> I mentioned this to Richard Bonner and he is noticing the same issue on
> Chromium. We are running different distros of Linux, Richard is running
> Ubuntu 10.04, 32 bit and I am running Linux Mint 15, 64 bit, so the
> thought of it being and OS version issue is out the window.
> I am wondering if anyone has has or is having this issue with their
> version of Linux and Chormium and if anyone knows of a solution to this
> issue?
> Thanks,
> Trina
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6

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