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11/7/09
Original Poster
Google user

"An error occurred, please try again later" message

A fweek days ago, YouTube was working fine. Then a few days ago, the "An error occurred, please try again later" message started showing up after i had watched 2-4 videos.  Yesterday, all videos came up with "An error occurred, please try again later."  I am using Firefox 3.5.5, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Shockwave, turning off Adblock Plus, clicking the HD/HQ button, and refreshing a lot.  None have worked.  Please help.
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fuckfuckgoogle+
11/7/09
fuckfuckgoogle+
clear your cache, but for me usually the hq/hd/refresh works
Tevne
11/7/09
Tevne
Not only has this been a problem for weeks, it is not related to browser habits or your cache.  The original poster already states he's even tried reinstallation of the software he uses.  I've done the same, using another browser type.  It seems depending on the time of day, YouTube just becomes less and less available, until at this time of the evening it's entirely useless.
 
Enormous service failure.  I have already moved my videos to Vimeo, because it's not being addressed.
Opfer32
11/10/09
Opfer32
this exactly my problem at this time, every video comes up with "an error occurred, please try again later" but only with firefox, IE works without any problems.

If i hit the "Watch this video in a new Window" button (on the right top corner of the video) it works with Firefox but only in this new Window!

11/10/09
Original Poster
Google user
Weird.  It's working now, somehow...
DELROYJUICE
11/21/09
DELROYJUICE
youtube please tell us how to fix the problem or we migrate
mightylions1
11/21/09
mightylions1
A lot of people have been having this problem.  YouTube has been notified and are working on it.
milandjumic
12/6/09
milandjumic
Try removing as much extensions as you can. And try this  http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=56115
Tito Dutta
12/6/09
Tito Dutta
Hello,
This may help.
Thank you.
asakarc
12/18/09
asakarc
I posted on to the other thread too...
Here is how it worked on mine.

If it's  firefox, go to the options. (I haven't tried the Explorer but it has to be the same problem)

Options ---> Advanced ---> Network ---> Connection Settings
I had my proxy as Manual configuration, and changed to "No proxy"
and it worked.

Just to make sure I changed it back to Manual proxy, and then I couldn't view the youtube again.
Flipped back again to "No proxy" and it works!

Let me know if this works for everyone!
Google user
1/8/10
Google user
You know. I keep seeing the same question but no real answer. It would be nice if someone on Youtube would be nice enough to actually answer the question.
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Ishte
7/30/10
Ishte
I had this problem too. It occurred with any YouTube video that was embedded in another page, for instance on LiveJournal, or Facebook in particular.  I finally found the answer today.

Tools>Options>Privacy Tab

In the 'Accept Cookies from Sites' click on 'exceptions' button.

In the Address bar, type 'youtube.com' and click on 'allow'

Click on 'close'

Click on 'OK'

PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT enough to have 'www.youtube.com' you must have 'youtube.com' in your exceptions as well.
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