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YouTube and YouTube leanback videos not playing on boxee box

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  • Severity:
    Critical
  • Operating System:
    Boxee Box
  • Number of attachments:
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Description

* playing a shared YouTube video shows a black playback screen.
* playing YouTube leanback plays only audio.
verified using 1.0.3.17028 and 1.0.3.17051 and also reported by users.

PC versions of Boxee does not experience this problem.

original report:
YouTube videos have no video, only audio
Something must have happened today with YouTube because their videos no longer play in LeanBack or in the Boxee Browser. They have audio, but no video (if they play at all). In the browser, the play control appears in the upper left corner of the screen with no progress bar.

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Wes Holliman added a comment -
I can confirm this issue.
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Wes Holliman added a comment - I can confirm this issue.
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Stephen Smith added a comment -
I have this happening on my box also. Through the leanback app and the browser on youtube.com .
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Stephen Smith added a comment - I have this happening on my box also. Through the leanback app and the browser on youtube.com .
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Peter Nicholls added a comment -
YouTube appearing in other apps on the Box also appears broken. It works in the Navi-X app still because that doesn't use the browser to play. Also YouTube XL works, and I wonder whether this is what YouTube are trying to force people towards - perhaps they are autodetecting the Boxee Browser and then blocking it?
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Peter Nicholls added a comment - YouTube appearing in other apps on the Box also appears broken. It works in the Navi-X app still because that doesn't use the browser to play. Also YouTube XL works, and I wonder whether this is what YouTube are trying to force people towards - perhaps they are autodetecting the Boxee Browser and then blocking it?
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Brian Cole added a comment -
Same issue here. Im using the new rc1. Never noticed this issue with the prevous firmware. Leanback worked oddly enough but this kinda kills the watch later feature for the most part.
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Brian Cole added a comment - Same issue here. Im using the new rc1. Never noticed this issue with the prevous firmware. Leanback worked oddly enough but this kinda kills the watch later feature for the most part.
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raj added a comment -
same here with RC1 on other flash streaming sites :(
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raj added a comment - same here with RC1 on other flash streaming sites :(
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Peter Nicholls added a comment -
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Peter Nicholls added a comment - http://lifehacker.com/5409467/youtube-will-soon-block-access-from-set+top-devices Looks like this is deliberate action by Google.
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Darwin A added a comment -
We are paying costumers here!! Boxee Box sold their sofware and device with inclusice of many apps including YOUTUBE! We paying Boxee Box don't have to be involved on issues of google with boxee, we just need YOUTUBE to be working as it was. So Developer get it going, no excusses needed, just get it back up again, we are the consumers, and you the developers, get it right already!
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Darwin A added a comment - We are paying costumers here!! Boxee Box sold their sofware and device with inclusice of many apps including YOUTUBE! We paying Boxee Box don't have to be involved on issues of google with boxee, we just need YOUTUBE to be working as it was. So Developer get it going, no excusses needed, just get it back up again, we are the consumers, and you the developers, get it right already!
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Yuval Tal [Boxee] added a comment -
Fixed by YouTube -- was a bug on their side
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Yuval Tal [Boxee] added a comment - Fixed by YouTube -- was a bug on their side
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Zinger daZinger added a comment -
Thanks for the quick work and for posting the comment - but shouldn't we wait for the app to start working again before we mark it Resolved and Fixed? App is still showing 'Youtube Leanback currently has technical difficulties, we hope to bring it back as soon as possible.'
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Zinger daZinger added a comment - Thanks for the quick work and for posting the comment - but shouldn't we wait for the app to start working again before we mark it Resolved and Fixed? App is still showing 'Youtube Leanback currently has technical difficulties, we hope to bring it back as soon as possible.'
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Peter Nicholls added a comment -
You need to reboot to pick up the new Leanback app.
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Peter Nicholls added a comment - You need to reboot to pick up the new Leanback app.
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david added a comment - - edited
everything is working fine on my end. also a heads up that the lifehacker link above is 14 months old. not really relevant to this issue at all.
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david added a comment - - edited everything is working fine on my end. also a heads up that the lifehacker link above is 14 months old. not really relevant to this issue at all.
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Zinger daZinger added a comment -
Just rebooted and working great for me now too. Thanks again for the quick fix.
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Zinger daZinger added a comment - Just rebooted and working great for me now too. Thanks again for the quick fix.
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Rafael Mizrahi [Boxee] added a comment -
closed. verified using 1.0.3.17051
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Rafael Mizrahi [Boxee] added a comment - closed. verified using 1.0.3.17051
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Jas added a comment -
Same problem on my boxeebox. Youtube leanback and youtube in browser videos are not playing at all. Youtube XL is working.
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Jas added a comment - Same problem on my boxeebox. Youtube leanback and youtube in browser videos are not playing at all. Youtube XL is working.

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