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IE isn't good with youtube.

  1. #1

    IE isn't good with youtube.


    IE works fine but the only reason i use chrome is because it wont load well on youtube vids it will buffer or i sometimes have to reload the browser in order for it to work. PLS HELP!

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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You are not alone. I use IE11 for everything except Youtube and my banking. YouTube works better for me on Chrome and my online banking doesn't work with IE11 at all. Because Google owns Youtube perhaps? Seems a bit unlikely but you never know.
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    Yeah they do own Youtube but cant Microsoft improve their browser and then make it faster so i can go back to using it?
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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Ah, well now, I wouldn't know the answer to that.... There are a few tips here though which you could try Windows 8.1 and IE 11 slow slow slow!
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    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Hi youtube seems fine to me ?
    I have flash disabled and still able to run this without any issues,
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    I'll test some more but if you have a video with issues please post a link to it,
    Cheers.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Some videos use html5 instead of flash.

    https://www.youtube.com/html5
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    Yeah, put a link to troublesome video, I just tried both, App and desktop IE and everything works just fine.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi youtube seems fine to me ?
    I have flash disabled and still able to run this without any issues,
    Inkscape Tutorial - Insect - YouTube
    I'll test some more but if you have a video with issues please post a link to it,
    Cheers.
    Same here. I find IE11 to be a fast and reliable browser; although using Maxthon for forums browsing, I'll switch to IE11 to use YouTube. When Flash is disabled it automatically uses HTML5 for streaming video. No delays due buffering, no freezing, just smooth video streaming.
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    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    I've always rolled like that Kari = flash disabled until a video insists on it
    Not too many do that I've run across but it's always good to test issues like that,
    Video controls are a little flaky using html5 but not a biggie,
    Cheers.

    @All,
    You really don't need to use the html5 preference for youtube you might just be adding more issues than help
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    hmmm no problems here at all with youtube in IE77 on 8.1... I use 64 bit..
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