Chromium on Ubuntu 12.04. Youtube says:
This video is currently unavailable
I don't know why but this is the case for some videos, but not all. Well, most videos. And I don't know what's wrong.
You can test to see if it's a problem with Chromium's built-in Flash player by joining YouTube's HTML5 trial, which will switch you over to YouTube's new HTML5 video player. If the videos work then, something is messed up with your installation of Chromium/Flash player. Try reinstalling it. If they still don't work, it may be a problem on YouTube's end or your ISP's end or somewhere in between. Could you comment with an example of a video that's giving you this error?
Also, does this appear to be a YouTube error, or an error that you're receiving from Flash/Chromium?
I'm using Chromium
And them install similar, but extra package:
YouTube trouble will be removed and video will be played.
So, common solution leads to update chrome/chromium codecs.
You can also be faced with proposition to install
Additionally, will be useful to update current version of chromium browser to take newest version:
Fix this problem by replacing the default, limited set of patent-free codecs, with the package containing all codecs. Run:
(Answer yes when asked if you want to remove
After the install, you'll need to restart Chromium.
Why this happens
Chromium is (for political/ideological reasons) by default only installed with patent-free codecs (Ogg, Vorbis and Theora), which means that much video and audio content on the web will be in formats that Chromium does not understand.
Description of the
Same issue. In http://www.youtube.com/html5 player was set as flash. Problem was with cookies i deleted all browser cookies, than went to http://www.youtube.com/html5 enabled and disabled html5, than in new tab video started to work.
But switching to viewing through a proxy server usually fixes the problem, it seems to be something to do with the region definition for the browser as Firefox seems to work unaided.
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