terranova wrote:Yeah, in France, we get them before every "major" (read: over two hundred thousand views) videos.
WAIT A SECOND
I think I just realised why I've been getting this weird issue with almost ALL popular videos.
I actually tried to get help on the matter but I couldn't find any reasonable tech support (Well there was a forum i recall but no replies ever)
My issue is that most of the more popular vids just refuse to load. No matter how many times I refresh, and none of the buttons of the player UI are pressable. (except for fullscreen, duh)
I was very annoyed until I found out I can get these vids to load if I embed them somewhere. So basically I've been embedding a lot of youtube vids in forum post previews, heh.
Youtube may be detecting if you have their ads blocked and will therefore refuse to stream the video for you.
That might mean that there are no ads for anyone when embedded? Can anyone confirm this?
EDIT: I just disabled my firewall's ad blocking stuff. Nope, didn't fix it. Damn I was beginning to feel like sherlock too