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[Updated] YouTube Errors/Not Downloading/Working/Slow Loading/Error Screen

YouTube down error messages are far from rare for those who watch YouTube videos a lot. According to figures, a good 40% YouTube videos will have problems of all kinds, like the most common an error occurred please try again later, no sound on YouTube, playback errors, 500 internal server error... I bet you can name a few. For those struggling with not working issues, here we have gathered the most cried YouTube errors together with useful tips on how to fix YouTube problems.

How to Fix YouTube Errors (An Error Occurred/No Sound/Frozen Loading...)

There are forums providing help tips in an attempt to fix various kinds of YouTube playback errors. To help you fix any unexpected errors occurred on YouTube, we collect from types of support forums the errors on YouTube that cause the most user complaints and YouTube troubleshooting tips for each problem. If your YouTube is not working, you can find a YouTube down fix below.

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YouTube an error occurred please try again later fix

1Problem 1: an error occurred please try again later...

Error screen or blank screen is among the most common YouTube not working errors. A quick search on the forum you can find many users are prevented from watching the videos by the dreaded message "an error occurred please try again later", or simply a blank screen. Fed up with this YouTube down issue? Let's check the an error occurred please try again later YouTube fixes.

1.As soon as the message appears, hit your backspace key, then go back to the video.
2.Reload the video later or immediately.
3.Update the Adobe Flash Player to the latest version.
4.Upgrade your browser. Did not work for me either as I'm always running the latest version.
5.Delete cache, cookies, history and temporary Internet files.
6.Change the video quality change all video resolutions 1080p/720p to accepted quality.
7.Disable or remove the addon 'Video DownloadHelper'. (Tools > Addons >Disable button or Remove).
8.Disable Shockwave Flash player and use the HTML5 player in the meantime.

YouTube subscription not working

2Problem 2: YouTube subscriptions not working

"My YouTube is down... When i go to YouTube, there is no subscriptions or notifications. There is also problem with my comments and channels. How can i load my subscriptions and certain channels?" Recently there users suffered subscriptions not load or show up problem, and the not working with subs problem is most likely caused by the YouTube, but besides waiting for its back, here are some fixes you can try:

1. Check your settings to see if the feed goes into "most relevant", "New activity" or "a-z" modes.
2. Try signing out and signing back in.
3. Try clearing your browser's data, caches and cookies.

How to Fix YouTube Error No Sound

3Problem 3: no sound on YouTube problem

Every once in a while, you may run into another error on YouTube: all the things run well but the audio. Videos play smoothly with no sound or horrible sound. Yeah, you get there with many other users who suffer from sound not working. How frustrating to have no sound in YouTube problem when you are enjoying music from Taylor Swift or Nicki Minaj. The tips below may help with error with audio. Have a try.

1. Check if you have turned up the volume of the Flash player after the latest update.
2. Install the latest version of the Flash plugin. Uninstall the adobe flash player if the above tips doesn't work.
3.Close any open multimedia and programs like any Messenger, music or video player, etc.
4.Clear all the Cookies, History and Temporary Internet Files to ensure that NOTHING is interfering with YouTube's settings.
5.Update your web browser to the latest version to check if it helps the playback sound not working error.
6.Disable the video accelerator of any kind.

Related: YouTube videos lag behind audio

YouTube videos won't play loading problem

4Problem 4: YouTube buffering problem- the video is choppy or ends early

Among the frequently-asked YouTube not working problems beyond an error occurred please try again later and no sound error there is loading extremely slow with endless buffering, stuck in the middle or YouTube not loading at all. This YouTube down error can be caused by many reasons like video quality, internet, web browser etc. Check the tips on how to make YouTube videos load faster below:

1.Watch videos at a lower quality by changing the resolution.
2.Clear the browser' cache, cookies and history files.
3.Close other internet activities that eat bandwidth.
4.Ensure that the JavaScript is enabled.
5.Update your Adobe Flash Player to the latest as well as the most stable version.  
6.Make sure your internet connection is at least 500 Kbps to avoid any loading issue.

YouTube 500 internal server error

5Problem 5: YouTube 500 internal server error

YouTube down with 500 internal server error is one of the annoying error message. Unlike an error occurred YouTube, the 500 internal server error indicates that something has gone wrong on the web site's server. It's not clear what lead to this technical complicated problem, but there are few tips that may fix this YouTube not working error.

1.Reload the web page.
2.Clear browser's cache and cookies that may cause HTTP 500 issues.
3.Contacting the website directly is another option. Maybe the site's administrator have noticed the 500 error and you may ask them to help.

Problems and issues with YouTube player

6Problem 6: Problems with YouTube video player error message

The "YouTube an error occurred, please try again later" is a major problem on video player, but beside it, problems keep coming large and small on the player, like YouTube videos not working or do not play properly. To solve those YouTube issues, try the troubleshooting tips below:

1.Reload the page or view the video later.
2.Update your browser to the latest version or switch to a different browser.
3.Clear your cache and cookies and history files.
4.Reboot your computer or view the video on another computer.
5.Use a different stable network.
6.The tips on an error and videos won't play above also apply.

YouTube playing error with green screen

7Problem 7: YouTube playback error with green screen on YouTube

On the contrary to no sound where users can view the video without any audio, this time users can hear the sound but can see a green screen video only. This YouTube problem happens especially frequently on IE browser. So to switch your browser to others may be the first YouTube green screen fix. That YouTube down fix doen't work? Try other tips on how to fix the YouTube error.

1. Open Internet Explorer > Settings > Internet options > Advanced tab > Under Accelerated graphics select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering > Click OK/Apply.
2.  Try disabling hardware acceleration. Right-click the Flash Player logo below, choose Settings. Deselect Enable Hardware Acceleration (on the Display tab), then and click Close.
3. Updating the computer's graphics driver.

YouTube not working black screen

8Problem 8: YouTube videos black screen, bars, boxes

Similar to the YouTube green screen problem, users can sometimes run into down error with a black screen. If your YouTube video goes black, you may first of all try the tips to solve error of green screen, or check the fixes to black screen problem on YouTube.

1.Uninstall and Reinstall Adobe Flash Player.
2.Reset Safari, Firefox, Chrome and clear cache.
3.Launch Safari, Firefox, Chrome in 32-bit mode.
4.Disable Flash hardware acceleration.
5.Opt out of HTML 5 settings.

YouTube videos won't play on iPad

9Problem 9: YouTube videos won't play on iPad Apple TV

Some users encounter YouTube not working on iPad problem like the "cannot connect to YouTube", Youtube app not working "error tap to retry" etc. This is mainly because that the site stops support the older version of iPad and Apple TV. But users are not necessarily to buy the latest iOS devices. How to fix YouTube errors not working on iPad Apple TV of old version?

1.Reboot your iPad device.
2.Reset iPad to factory defaults.
3.Install Adobe Flash Player.
4.Update YouTube app to the latest version.

YouTube not available in my country

10Problem 10: Video not available in my country

An error stating that the video is not available in your country. This issue is caused by two reasons: the video content is limited to certain countries only, or the video is blocked in accordance with the local laws. If so, you can rely on vpn or proxies. If all videos are saying not available in my country, that's propably temporary YouTube down bug and you can wait for YouTube to fix it.

YouTube upload not working

11Problem 11: Problems with YouTube to upload videos

Except all the playback errors on Mac/PC, iPad Apple TV mobiles above, some percentage of the cried errors involve video uploading. The upload problems are reported to include file being rejected, error reading the file, video getting stuck at 0% or YouTube error message stating that "We have encountered unexpected problems". In this case, the chances are good that your video is not accepted by YouTube.

To solve the upload problems and issues, you need to make your video file acceptable in size, length, format, resolution, codec etc by YouTube with a video converter like MacX Video Converter Pro, which is able to convert SD video, HD camcorder recorded video, Blu-ray video, DVD video etc in any format like MKV, AVCHD, VOB and many more to YouTube required files.

Common Troubleshooting Tips on How to Fix Any Error Occurred on YouTube

For Mac/PC users:
1.Check your browser and try different web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari).
2.Update Adobe Flash player to the latest version.
3.Enable JavaScript on your Computer's browser.
4.Clear cache and cookies, history files.
5.Restart your home network.
6.Check your internet connectivity.

For iOS and Android mobile users:
1.Manually lowering the video quality may help to solve playing errors or streaming issues.
2.Retry playback or restart the video.
3.Force the app to close or restart your device.
4.Check for the latest system updates.

The above are all the frequently asked problems. If you have any other errors playing videos but don't know how to fix those errors and problems, or the above YouTube not working fixes do not work for you, you are strongly suggested to free download online videos with the online video downloader to get rid of any unkown confusing errors. Besides, it's also an expert in converting the downloaded files to various common formats and popular mobiles. Hope the above fixes help!

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Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Sep 12, 2019

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