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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bacon4u, May 22, 2011.

  1. bacon4u

    bacon4u Lurker
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    Am I the only one with this issue? I'm running android 2.1 on my hero and all youtube videos uploaded in the past 36 hours or so don't work. It will load them, and I'll hear the audio but my screen is black, I can still see the progress bar but no video. videos uploaded before this time work just fine... Help? questions? suggestions?

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  2. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Welcome to the forums! I've moved your post to the support and troubleshooting area, where (hopefully) you will get some help. I don't watch many videos from youtube on my phone, so I can't be of much help.
  3. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Try going into Settings, then Applications, then App Management and finding the YouTube app in the list. Tap the YouTube app and then clear the cache and the data.

    Hopefully that will clear things up for you. Let us know how it goes.
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  4. bacon4u

    bacon4u Lurker
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    I tried clearing the cache... I even found flash 10.1 for eclair hoping that would solve the problem, but no. The wierdest thing is that all videos uploaded before 3 days ago work just fine... I was looking for a youtube replacement app and I found the fro-yo youtube app online but I would have to root my phone to get rid of the original and install that one and I'm not quite sure I want to do that...
  5. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Yeah, I do not think Flash 10.1 for Android 2.1 will work with the Sprint HTC Hero. Our handset can handle Flash Lite just fine though, but that does not support YouTube Flash objects.

    Anyway, if all else fails, you can go here: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . Just point your mobile browser to that website. The mobile YouTube website is actually pretty good and a pretty decent alternative to using the native YouTube app.
  6. MoMoDee

    MoMoDee Newbie

    I have the same problem. YouTube app or mobile site, either way, it's using the YouTube player or flash player, and it's the same problem for both.
  7. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    It might just be an issue on Google's side then. It could also be that you are on Android 2.1 and using the older YouTube app, but that seems weird.

    I happen to be on Android 2.3 with the newer YouTube app and have not experienced this issue. I hope that it works itself out eventually.
  8. MoMoDee

    MoMoDee Newbie

    Well, I did hear about some security issue with Google. Don't know if that has anything to do with it, but I also heard there'll be a fix for it...
  9. DonKwanDo

    DonKwanDo Lurker

    Having the EXACT same problem.

    Definitely annoying.
  10. Venomal

    Venomal Lurker

    Same prob here...in my case, I can see strange lines on the screen. Help would be appreciated.
  11. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    It looks like this issue is pretty sporadic. I guess it only affects a few people.

    I still have not experienced it. I am hopeful that it will eventually be addressed.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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