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  1. Henry
    March 15, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

    Step 3 worked! Good job & Thank you!


  2. Chuck
    March 30, 2020 @ 7:42 am

    What worked for me was to start firefox with extentions. Try to play a youtube site, and when it failed, then one by one disable extensions, then reload the failing youtube tab to see if that fixed it. I found the one extension that was causing the problem.

    For me it was: "Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express". After disabling that add-on / extension and refreshing the youtube tab, the video now played fine.

    I then re-enabled the other 3 extensions I tried before disabling the downloader express extension, and refreshed the youtube tab again, and the video still played fine. So it was just that one extension for me.


  3. Brian
    March 31, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

    I too followed the same process as Chuck. Turned off each extension one by one and retested the YouTube video.
    The extension causing the problem was "Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express". Kept this extension disabled and re-enabled the other extensions.


  4. stephanie
    May 17, 2020 @ 11:07 pm

    Thanks so much! All of a sudden, first comments section disappeared, then the entire page froze and would not load. I could only see it when I was in Private mode or logged out.
    Your 'Step 2' Disable Hardware Acceleration section is what did it for me, like magic.
    Appreciate the help!


  5. Kaly
    July 20, 2020 @ 5:54 pm

    Disable the "AdBlocker for YouTube" extension.


  6. SUNNY
    November 24, 2020 @ 4:21 pm

    Step 3 worked for me. THANKS!


  7. Gwiggy
    December 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Followed instructions, nothing worked. Using MacBook Air. Attempted some different things and was somehow prompted to download a new copy of Firefox. I think I remember that was done while using Safari, and downloaded the new Firefox that way, on Safari. Apple has its own advantages, but Apple can be ootsey and hinkey, too. Sucks.


  8. Mandible
    January 16, 2021 @ 3:47 pm

    I've had same issue and none of those steps worked for me, then I realized, that I had same issue on Chrome. It was caused by my headset Steelseries Arctis 7, whenever I load the video, it won't load or goes really choppy. Then I connect it via 3.5 mm jack, everything was ok if I unplug it, issue started again. So in Windows I went to Settings -> Sound -> under Related Settings – Sound Control Panel, Playback tab, right click on device, which you are using, click on Properties -> Enhacements tab and check Disable all enhacements option, then video playback start to work.


  9. Sally
    August 21, 2022 @ 9:52 pm

    Thanks…(Step 3)


  10. Teri
    January 27, 2023 @ 6:52 am

    Thank you!!!


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