I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 a few days ago and encountered strange error while playing youtube videos in Chrome. When I try to open a video, the screen just says: "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: some number)". However, if I refresh the current page, the video plays normally, but strangely enough, all the comments, descriptions and suggested videos disappear, and are replaced just with a white background. This also prevents me from listening youtube playlists. Then, if I type another video name in the search bar and hit enter, the music from the previous video still plays, even if I open a new video. However if I refresh the tab, I can listen to the new video (but with the white background again).
I tried allowing flash, didn't help.
I didn't update Chrome, but I've just installed it so I don't see a point in doing that As recommended, I made sure that both Chrome and my system are up to date. I couldn't find the answer anywhere so far, so maybe one of you knows what's going on.