I am trying to watch YouTube videos, but after a few seconds the video area turns black even though it keeps on playing. Any tips why?

I use latest Chrome on Windows 7, and a Lenovo Thinkpad.

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    OS? Browser? Flash/HTML5? Device? – TheWanderer May 5 '15 at 15:07
  • If on a desktop browser, consider upgrading your video drivers and/or try disabling hardware acceleration in your browser settings. – jjlin May 5 '15 at 23:03
  • Looks like a lot of people experiencing the same issue = I doubt the problem is on your side. reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/357416/… – user446375 May 8 '15 at 22:31

A chrome developer suggested that you could try using the canary version. Some have seen this issue fixed with this branch of chrome.


(I have had this issue as well until I switched back to using the canary release and it's been a few hours without any issues.)

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