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Youtube fails to load

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nedludd111, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. nedludd111

    nedludd111 Thread Starter

    Aug 21, 2011
    For the last 2 days I cannot get my Youtube channel to load properly. It seems to stick on something called "s.ytimg.com". Is anyone else having this trouble at the moment?

    As 67 people have looked at this but not one has replied, even to tell me that I'm an idiot, I feel rather ignored on what is my first outing on this forum. Perhaps my question is too banal.

    Anyway, in the hope of receiving some sort of response here's a more detailed description of the problem:

    I use Firefox with Noscript and Ad Block Plus.

    I have a 3 mobile broadband connection (which has worked well enough since I got it) and before Friday I had no problems with Youtube.

    When I try to load my channel on Youtube everything zips along nicely until it comes to "transferring data from s.ytimg.com". Then it just hangs. And Hangs. I have left it for 40 minutes or so and nothing has moved.

    If I selectively disable "ytimg.com" in Noscript everything loads but there is no video to play.

    Evidently s.ytimg.com is a perennial nuisance because it is mentioned in many other forums. Solutions suggested include putting extra lines in the hosts file (tried it. No good). Removing lines from the host file (couldn't because the line was not there) and changing DNS server.

    Does anyone here have any new wheeze to suggest?

    Apologies if this is in the wrong section, I am new here.

    In fact, perhaps there should be a section just for s.ytimg.com and its attendant miseries.

    Perhaps I could try sacrificing a chicken and drinking its blood at midnight while wearing a colander on my head.
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