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Another fairly new Mac user (Imac).
I am unable to access "youtube" either directly or via an e mail attachment, from Safari or recently downloaded Firefox. I have cleared the Cache and reset Safari per instruction from Safari help? I always get a message unable to find web site?
Also This Mac Forums site loads very slow 2-3 mins for the site to come up and 2-3 mins to switch to another page or next page, is this normal?
I asked these same questions about a month ago and did not get a useable response. It really is frustrating not to be able to work out these kinds of issues! PRMc
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It is not normal and sounds more like a problem with your internet connection. Do other sites come up quickly?
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Thanks BOBSTAN. Yes most of the other cites I visit download quickly (much faster than my old PC) and I only get an occasional "can not find the website" message. Phil
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Chas m. I am not sure about "Flash" I don't see it listed in my applications?
The curious thing is that occasionally attachments with a youtube video will download and play but usually not and it will not access youtube from the Mac toolbar? I talked to my service provider and they could not determine any problem on their end! Phil
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chas m: I down loaded the youtube.com/html5 beta, and it seems to be working. I was able to view some youtube email attachments and access youtube from the Safari toolbar. I was unable to do either before! Thanks much for you advice, I'll see how it works a couple of days and let you know via the forum. Phil
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chas m:
I had previously installed Flip4mac WMV and Perian trying to solve this problem, but haven't installed any Adobe product. I will check there website re the Flash..
Thanks again... Phil
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I spoke too soon on being able to down load youtube I am still unable to download youtube attachments or very often able to go to that site directly. Occasionally a you tube video will download but rarely? Phil
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I forgot to add that I downloaded and installed Adobe flash. There was no improvement on youtube performance! Phil
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When you say Download You Tube, do you mean watch the videos ON You Tube, or download the video to your drive?
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My mac will not access the you tube site directly, or access any attachments that contain you tube? Phil
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