+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 25 of 25
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, YouTube videos suddenly not playing on some computers in Technical; We found that if the computer doesn't have headphones or audio connections fitted (Speakers), Youtube videos will not play as ...
  1. #16

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,964
    Thank Post
    1,209
    Thanked 1,074 Times in 765 Posts
    Rep Power
    332
    We found that if the computer doesn't have headphones or audio connections fitted (Speakers), Youtube videos will not play as it seems they use a syncro tool embedded on their streaming servers so that the sound and visual are in sync,

    Also it is aligned to certain audio chipsets as we found this out from having a problem earlier on with Youtube in one of our ITSuites, problem solved by using a dummy audio cable which is shorted to dupe the computer in to thinking it has audio connected and hey presto it works.

    This is what we have found anyway,

    Good Hunting

  2. Thanks to bossman from:

    john_robinson001 (6th November 2013)

  3. #17
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    501
    Thank Post
    258
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by birchanger View Post

    Using the tools provided we have been able to identify that YouTube now streams its videos from googlevideo.com.

    Thus in order to enable access to YouTube and its video service in Webscreen 2.0, the following three entries ONLY should be added to the list of allowed URLs and keywords in each relevant policy:

    youtube.com

    ytimg.com

    googlevideo.com

    Any other entries relating to either site should be removed. The three entries given above are wild-carded and hence will be applied to any variants.
    Och! Just got to it solved it and then read this- cheers for this! TEAMWORK!!

    ScreenShot039.jpg

  4. Thanks to marsdenprimary from:

    Mark182 (6th November 2013)

  5. #18

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by birchanger View Post

    Using the tools provided we have been able to identify that YouTube now streams its videos from googlevideo.com.
    Cheers, yeah that's fixed it for us too. Nice of them to make a global change that stops everything in it's tracks.

  6. #19
    Mark182's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    154
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Yeah, that fixed it for us too.

  7. #20

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Wigan, UK
    Posts
    19
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    We found that if the computer doesn't have headphones or audio connections fitted (Speakers), Youtube videos will not play as it seems they use a syncro tool embedded on their streaming servers so that the sound and visual are in sync,

    Also it is aligned to certain audio chipsets as we found this out from having a problem earlier on with Youtube in one of our ITSuites, problem solved by using a dummy audio cable which is shorted to dupe the computer in to thinking it has audio connected and hey presto it works.

    This is what we have found anyway,

    Good Hunting
    This worked for me - plugging an audio cable into the speaker / headphone jack allows the videos to play!

    Thank you :-)

  8. Thanks to john_robinson001 from:

    bossman (26th November 2013)

  9. #21

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,238
    Thank Post
    375
    Thanked 381 Times in 339 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    If the video plays for around a second then you get the 'an error has occurred' message we found here it was because there was no speakers / headphones in the PC's to playback audio.

  10. #22

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,238
    Thank Post
    375
    Thanked 381 Times in 339 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    ^^^ I should have read all the spots before I replied!

  11. #23

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    723
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432
    We've been having the same issue and I didn't realise it was so widespread until I read the email from Smoothwall today.

    Site managers pc was doing it and as soon as I plugged some speakers in all worked fine, very strange behaviour.

    Ben

  12. Thanks to plexer from:

    bossman (26th November 2013)

  13. #24
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,095
    Thank Post
    314
    Thanked 296 Times in 206 Posts
    Rep Power
    122
    Yep same with me, however this came up a few weeks ago. Really really strange. Again using smoothwall here too.

  14. Thanks to timbo343 from:

    bossman (26th November 2013)

  15. #25

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    4
    Wss in vestigating this in the summer found it might possibly be an issue with using the windows HD audio driver vs the manufacturers drivers but sticking an audio lead in fixed it, which is most inconveinent sometimes

  16. Thanks to Techie-v2 from:

    bossman (26th November 2013)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd December 2011, 04:47 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th March 2010, 09:11 AM
  3. WSUS Not Working on Some Stone Machines
    By garethedmondson in forum Windows
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12th May 2009, 12:53 PM
  4. Sims upgrade not working on some machines?
    By Kyle in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th June 2007, 01:47 PM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th June 2007, 09:32 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •