1. morami's Avatar
    I was using my phone as usual today and after a few failed attempts to play videos from different places I became suspicious so I went to the YouTube web to see if I could play something there.
    To my surprise I could not on the native browser or on Chrome. On the native browser all I get is a rapid flash like the video is playing fast and ends.
    On Chrome I get the message "sorry cannot play this file" or something and if I dismiss it the video keeps loading without ever playing.
    Then I remember that I disabled the YouTube app thinking that that is the reason for my problem so I enabled it and no joy.
    I tried then to play videos in the app and all I get is "server connection lost, tap to try again" over and over.
    My Internet connection is not worse than other times in the same place.
    I cleared the cache to all my downloaded apps and restarted my phone and no luck.
    Any ideas? Thanks!

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-16-2014 04:01 PM
  2. AndroidProf's Avatar
    It could be a number of probs, however the most common one usually is that your flash is outdated or soemthing. You can try flashing in the latest flash player on Android by following the AC guide here
    How to manually install Adobe Flash Player on your Android device | Android Central
    If that doesn't solve the problem, then it might be a WiFi related problem. In which case, I would suggest that you take yourself to a common WiFi spot where others can play youtube vids (such as Mcdonalds etc.) and try to see if your youtube videos are working there, if that's the case, then something is wrong with your modem's settings and they need to be tweaked
    Prajwal Mohan likes this.
    03-16-2014 05:02 PM
  3. morami's Avatar
    I was using my phone as usual today and after a few failed attempts to play videos from different places I became suspicious so I went to the YouTube web to see if I could play something there.
    To my surprise I could not on the native browser or on Chrome. On the native browser all I get is a rapid flash like the video is playing fast and ends.
    On Chrome I get the message "sorry cannot play this file" or something and if I dismiss it the video keeps loading without ever playing.
    Then I remember that I disabled the YouTube app thinking that that is the reason for my problem so I enabled it and no joy.
    I tried then to play videos in the app and all I get is "server connection lost, tap to try again" over and over.
    My Internet connection is not worse than other times in the same place.
    I cleared the cache to all my downloaded apps and restarted my phone and no luck.
    Any ideas? Thanks!

    Posted via Android Central App
    I tried everything I said on my phone Internet connection not on wifi and I have been doing so at this location for months and worked fine, not all videos but most.
    I am on kitkat on Htc one on Sprint.
    I will try more when I get home in my Wi-Fi.
    What is the reason for not supporting Flash but YouTube app and YouTube web are using videos made with Flash?
    Why would I want the YouTube app if I can't play anything?

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-16-2014 05:24 PM
  4. morami's Avatar
    Got home and tried it in Wi-Fi and everything works as it should.
    The moment I turn 3g-4g on YouTube no longer works.
    When I say it doesn't work I mean the mobile YouTube, the app YouTube, and the desktop YouTube.
    Very weird! Help!

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-16-2014 08:14 PM
  5. ram1220's Avatar
    I think the error message you are getting pretty much sums up the problem. Especially since it works on wifi at home.
    morami likes this.
    03-17-2014 04:36 PM
  6. morami's Avatar
    This fixed it for me:
    You need to find your MSL Code (I called Sprint)
    On your dialer ##3282#
    Edit Mode
    Enter Code
    Click Advanced
    Scroll down to and click RTSP/HTTP
    Change HTTP Proxy IP to 0.0.0.0
    Change HTTP Proxy Port to 0
    Back up from the dialer and try to play a video on YouTube on 3G-LTE
    03-17-2014 06:48 PM
  7. kostnkost's Avatar
    Not only does YouTube not work, but also Pandora and other music apps via network settings. If you play them through wifi they work with no problems. I went through 3 sprint techs today, and not one can figure out what is going on. The last one I went to checked his htc one, and his phone does the same thing.

    Baffling?!
    03-17-2014 07:43 PM
  8. morami's Avatar
    Have you tried the fix I posted?
    03-17-2014 08:33 PM
  9. kostnkost's Avatar
    Have you tried the fix I posted?
    I will try it tomorrow as I spent all day talking to techs to no avail.

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    03-17-2014 08:47 PM
  10. kostnkost's Avatar
    Have you tried the fix I posted?
    Unbelievable! I spent an hour online, an hour on the phone and two and a half hours at the Sprint store with techs that could not figure this out. I come on here, and in two minutes all my song apps work as well as YouTube. I greatly appreciate this thank you!
    kct1975 likes this.
    03-18-2014 02:16 PM
  11. morami's Avatar
    No problem, we're all living in the same world.
    ANDROID WORLD!
    You're very welcome.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-18-2014 07:10 PM
  12. ram1220's Avatar
    I have come to find out that Sprint support is useless. At least every time I have needed to call them.
    03-19-2014 04:40 PM
  13. xceeder's Avatar
    My YouTube isn't working I go to play a video and it shuts down and says YouTube isn't responding I'm on a nexus 7 from which I'm posting from :/

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    03-19-2014 05:29 PM
  14. Jimmy Walker's Avatar
    Sprint just released a stability update and it fixes the YouTube problem!

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-19-2014 10:27 PM
  15. kostnkost's Avatar
    Sprint just released a stability update and it fixes the YouTube problem!

    Posted via Android Central App
    I think I'm done updating this phone for now. Right after updating is when the Pandora and You tube problems occurred.
    03-20-2014 04:22 PM
  16. Alexandru Ionut Moscalu's Avatar
    you can view youtube videos using ANONWEBS WEB PROXY
    05-24-2014 02:20 PM
  17. JRcanReid's Avatar
    Thanks, morami! Nothing else I tried worked. This did the trick.
    05-26-2014 03:54 PM
  18. Tng22's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S3 Wifi is the culprit: A ha the Samsung S3 wifi might be the culprit! it might interfere the radio frequency (every 10s) and break my wifi on XOOM. It is why a disable/enable wifi on XOOM resolve the connection problem.

    We then disable Wifi on our Samsung S3, since then all youtube video (incl those with 2-3h long) play smoothly again like the old day.

    Conclusion: So friends, if you want to run youtube again on your tablet just disable wifi on your Samsung smartphone. And if you use youtube on your samsung smartphone, please help me to push Samsung to fix the issue.

    If you want to read the whole istory, pls click:
    chezmoi dot dk
    Why-does-youtube-on-my-android-stop-to-work-after-10min.doc

    GL
    Tuan
    01-22-2015 02:42 PM
  19. Burnette Grissom's Avatar
    I have try to work you tube on my phone no luck .it keep going around in cycles,i have virgin moblie as my carrier.i try uninstall and install it again know luck clear cookied no luck. So i try me sister phone ths same problems.but she have straight talk.can anyone help me.
    02-26-2015 04:04 PM
  20. Yajur Krishna's Avatar
    Sir
    My Phone Htc 816G blinkfeed Youtube NO working..help
    06-20-2015 08:11 AM
  21. DroidLove1658's Avatar
    My YouTube stopped working before I updated the error said "there is a problem with this connection, please tap to retry" . So I thought maybe the update would help but once everything booted up it still had the same error so after deleting pics and videos to I restarted my phone and everything worked fine..yay!
    11-06-2015 10:21 PM
  22. Jack Northrup's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me. I have Apps to view different sites. These sites have videos on them. NONE work. It may be a security update. I know one took place. My Apps have worked all last month ( when I made them ) This morning they worked and all stopped at the same time.

    No changes were made. They just stopped working. The videos act as if they are going to start and stop. They play through a browser window, but stopped playing in the App.
    03-14-2016 01:38 AM
  23. Izan mokhtar's Avatar
    I got the same prob like you today.. youtube is not working at all..
    It's always"server connection lost"!!
    05-24-2016 10:59 AM
  24. Joshiadee's Avatar
    If you have the issue like YouTube not playing properly. You can have a look:
    1. Brower is outdated
    You'd better upgrade your browser to the latest version by following its update instruction.

    2. Adobe Flash Player is not available
    Solution: Adobe Flash Player is a necessary part used by your Chrome/Firefox/IE/Safari browser, which enables you to have a good YouTube watching experience. So make sure that you’ve installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Player in your browser.

    3. Too many cache and cookies
    Too many caches and cookies will lead to video not playing on YouTube. Therefore, you should clear caches and cookies and then restart the browser to play YouTube videos again.
    Firefox: Click Firefox Menu > History > Clear Recent History > Details > Cache > Clear Now; Chrome: Click Chrome Menu > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Clear Browsing Data > Empty the Cache/Delete Cookies;
    IE: Click Gear icon > Safety > Delete Browsing History > Temporary Internet Files/ Preserve Favorites Website Data > Delete;
    Safari (for Mac OS X): Click Safari Menu > Empty Cache > Empty.

    4. No JavaScript support
    It is an important part to let any feature work well. So you need to check the JavaScript and make sure it is running on website.
    Chrome: Open a new Chrome browser window > Type "chrome: //settings/content" into the address bar and click "Enter" > Mark "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)" in the pop-up window > Click "Done" to save the setting.
    Safari: In the "Edit" drop-down menu at the top of the window, select "Preferences..." > Select the "Security" icon on the top list of the window > Then, check the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox > Close the window to save your changes > Click "Refresh" to refresh Safari browser.

    But the best solution to fix YouTube not playing is to download the online video to your local folder. This could be much more convenient to watch videos without any fuss. AllMyTube is the best video download I've ever had.
    01-10-2017 03:36 AM

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