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Nov 4, 2009
Since yesterday, I have been unable to play any YouTube videos. I get a popup saying cannot play video. Meanwhile my coworkers happily watches whatever he wants. Any idea what's going on?

Edit: co-workers youtube no longer works either. heh heh.
Just checked the Moment, no, it's not a 1.5 or Sprint issue, must be Sense or htc.
Odd. I CAN play videos, but only if I play them after searching for them (I tried playing the same vids from the opening screen and then a search :thinking:) and then not in high quality via EVDO nor WiFi.

Re: blampars - Not rooted.
9/10 times the video won't work. any video i try to play that's embedded in a website using the htc player or youtube player won't work ever.

if i open the youtube app and search the video, i can get it to work after *many* tries, including high quality once it finally starts playing.

I wish I could pin down what's going on, though I haven't seen any reference to it anywhere else. Is everyone running stock right now? I am.

Edit: started discussion about this on sprint community forums as well.
Having the same issue. Also noticed this started about two days ago. Couldn't figure out what the issue was. Any help would be appreciated.
HTC Droid Eris owner here...and same exact issues as the above posters....I noticed it after the OTA update that came through a few days ago...strangely enough, videos were working Perfectly a few days ago.

Another strange thing - after searching around all sorts of forums, I notice youtube issues are not just for specific type of phone, or a certain carrier...if someone has any insight into this, would be so happy b/c quite honestly, it's driving me nuts. Especially when a fellow ERis phone user near me has no issues using the youtube app.
I have called Verizon (who says they have received calls about this) as well as HTC (the tech I spoke to had the same issue on his "test" phone he had with him believe it or not), and they had no answer for me....also checked youtube specific forums and have noticed threads from all sorts of users (i phones, blackberries, etc.)

I have tried a full factory reset, traded in for a brand new phone, and STILL experiencing these issues... :(

Wondering why it's just with some users, not all, and so scattered across phones/carriers...
there is another thread on this floating around. I have not been able to play 90% of the videos without error for the last three days. Really starting to get on my nerves. I have to fire up my laptop just to see a vid. I hope this gets fixed soon.
i was having this problem as well this is what i did and it started to work again lmk if it works for you guys aswell

menu>settings>applications>manage applications>youtube>clear cache
I noticed now today that the YouTube app won't take my password for sign in. Dunno what to do besides wait. *shrug*
Using the ashton kutcher and ijustine video on the front page for example, I cant play that video through the youtube app, but I can play it if I go to
I went on the HTC website and asked them to look into this issue with youtube. I hope youtube, phone companies, and device companies get this sorted out. On my Droid Eris after the Update it never works the first time on 3G, and when it does work just plays on low quality. On my home WiFi connection it's hit or miss on the first try and does play in high quality setting.

Hard to look cool when you want to show someone a video clip on your new phone and it doesn't work. LOL...:(:(:(
Maybe its something Google is doing on the backend to update the website and interface. I just hope whatever it is, it gets fixed quickly.
Same problem here, been having it for a few days.

IT doesnt dicriminate against Wifi either. Or HQ or not.