We have an interesting problem!
Dell OptiPlex 745 models cannot play HD videos on youtube in any flavour of IE (8,9 or 10. Older OptiPlex Models can play fine at a lower quality (normally defaults to 360p)
Tries to play at 1080p, We get "An error has occurred, please try again later". Obviously trying again later does not resolve! Trying to play at lower quality (420p) also fails.
We have tried:
Clean image from Win7 CD with no policies, and inbuilt Windows drivers.
Updating Windows graphics drivers to latest version from Intel site (no luck).
Running latest versions of Flash and Java (11.9 and 7u45)
Tried turning down all security settings for cookies and trusted sites to minimum also does not resolve the issue.
Latest version of Chrome plays identical video without issue, but automatically downs the quality to 360p without any intervention.
Do you have speakers/headphones plugged in?
Have you tried a BIOS update? In the past they have updated firmware on the graphics.
Are you using those dell splitter cables or plugging straight into the DVI port?
_techie_ (18th October 2013)
No speakers or headphones plugged in. What might this cause?
Will try a BIOS update, this might fix it, I'll report back.
Tried latest Dell Drivers, they don't do any more recent than vista (tried these anyway).
Also tried graphics driver update through Windows Update, again now joy.
Using the splitter cables that go DVI to VGA. Unfortunately, the monitors we have are VGA only.
I'll try the BIOS update first.
Turn's out the new YouTube player checks for an audio device and if it cant find one it causes an error.
We solved it by disabling Auto Jack detection so Windows things it has something plugged in all the time.
If it is intel onboard graphics - may be worth while finding out which onboard graphics card it is and removing all the other drivers and installing the driver from the intel website ?
Just curious what spec is in these machines ie amount of RAM, Hard drive ie 7,200 RPM SATA 2 or SSD or what exactly ?
Headphones fixed this.
mac_shinobi (18th October 2013)
Yes just plugging in some headphones fixed this issue.
Have just experienced this problem on one of our Dell PC's.
Has anyone got any ideas of a solution other than having to plug headphones/speakers in?
We have noticed that it is only when it tries to switch to HD on auto detection, is there a way we can make it default to standard?
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