Why won't YouTube play?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We are travelling in france and find that we can't play you tube clips. Is this a problem of our settings somehow or of being in france? Anyone else have this ?
     
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    Do you get a message saying it " can't be played in your country"? I have a feeling it's to do with licensing.
    Or possibly not sufficient bandwidth?
     
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    No message. Just doesn't play
    Particularly annoying as I have my keyboard and am following lessons.
     
  4. Jac Sprat

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    I thought you tube was accessible world over? There are certainly worldwide clips.
     
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    It tells you if it's a country thing.

    Are you on an app or the main website?

    There is a setting in the iPhone/iPad app where you can choose for HD videos to only play on WiFi. You could try that.

    The lack of bandwidth could be a good shout as well. If your signal is poor then it may be struggling to download enough of the video to buffer so it won't start to play.
     
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    Here is your lesson for today......
    :whistle2::dance2::Grin::party::wine::wine:
     
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    Another vote for bandwidth being the issue
     
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    And another vote for bandwidth!

    But the computer may have a huge amount of junk in the web cache, try clearing it and trying again.
     
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    And another vote for bandwidth!

    But the computer may have a huge amount of junk in the web cache, try clearing it and trying again.
     
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    What sim card are you using?

    If 3 (feel at home), their service is throttled while abroad (not that they would admit it). We had 7 weeks in France and Spain last year using 3 and was never able to watch YT or even a video on BBC website.

    It's FREE but in my opinion a bit of a con, only good for basic browsing and email.
     
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    Send me £50 quid now by PayPal, and I will connect it for you............:sneaky:
     
  12. Jac Sprat

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    Yeh we are three at home :(
     
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    3 sim card throttles when abroad which made it impossible to listen to the radio app when using it in France last year. The workaround is to use a VPN which worked perfectly for me and I was able to stream everything with reasonable speeds as long as I had a decent 3g connection. I have only used 3 sim in France so don't know about anywhere else.
     
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    Maybe it's blocked by 'three at home' ,

    read the fair usage policy when roaming..

    Edit , found this...

    ... Premium rate numbers - numbers starting 070, 09 and 118 - are blocked. 08 numbers are included .... Youtube or any other streaming does not work.
     
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    Perhaps it is saying ' you are on holiday, stop pratting around with YouTube'
     
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    The strange thing is - we use spotify a lot too and that comes and goes but sometimes has long periods of streaming.
    I'm using an iPhone
     
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    If it is an early ipad, Apple stopped supporting YouTube via the app but you can still get to particular clips via Safari, but it is a faff.
     
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