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YouTube Weirdness

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posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 04:20 PM
Does anybody know what is happening to my YouTube connection? When I click on a video link I get this bizarre display. I can't adjust the volume or scroll around in the video because the controls for that don't appear. The big black arrow symbol connects in some way to Facebook (otherwise known as the flush lever on the world wide toilet) (don't take it personally, Facebook friends, you're all exempted from that observation).

This is what it looks like.

I want the old YouTube back. As usual, all help appreciated.

posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 04:41 PM
More weirdness.

I signed out of my YouTube account and clicked on a video as an anonymous user. When I did that, the page with the video came up, minus the black circle with the arrow in the middle and just displayed the swooping arrow. When I clicked in the comment section of the video to leave a comment, I was redirected to the page where the video's embedded ad lives along with other information about the product.

This is no good. I can no longer stop a video in the middle to go to the fridge without missing some of it because the controls for the video don't come up under the cursor.


posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 05:04 PM
I checked YouTube on another computer in the house, and there doesn't seem to be a problem there.

I'm thinking it might be a browser issue.

I was right. It is something to do with the browser. I signed in to YouTube using another browser and everything is fine and normal.

I'm using Opera: Version: 39.0.2256.48 - Opera is up to date

I'm not sure what to do, reinstall the browser? It is a very odd situation. It would be nice to know what is causing it.

posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 05:13 PM
I figured out that the browser is rendering the controls on the YouTube videos in a bizarre way. They are spread out down the "comments" column under the video. This is the "volume" control, although in this condition it can only turn sound off and on.

The "pause" and "play" buttons are similarly displaced.

It must be some HTML glitch in Opera. Maybe they will fix it. I don't think it is a virus. Any other Opera users out there having this problem?

I filed a bug report with Opera and sent them screen shots of the problem. Maybe they can fix it. It's annoying because I like the Opera browser, but if worse comes to worst, I can live without it.
edit on 2-9-2016 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 05:39 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

must be some HTML glitch in Opera.

i saw it last week with a firefox browser,breifly. in my case harsh language fixed it.
poking it with a stick might also work.

posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 05:48 PM
a reply to: Rikku

I did do a restart with no result. Maybe the Opera folks will get back to me with some pearl of wisdom.

The computer is a Chinese made Lenovo, so strict diplomatic protocols are in place. lol. No rough stuff.

posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Whatever youre doing with that one browser/computer/server...its been affected by maleware of sorts. Its prob not Opera's fault or has anything to do with them, but where youre visiting online outside of youtube on that device.

The proof is in the fact all others act normally....

posted on Sep, 3 2016 @ 07:51 AM
a reply to: mysterioustranger

Wouldn't the effect of malware be seen elsewhere? The only thing that has been altered in any way is YouTube. Video from other sources is working normally. It seems odd that there would only be this one effect from malware.

On the other hand, I haven't heard of other Opera users being affected. Also, I haven't heard back from Opera yet as to possible causes for what is going on.

I think I'll run Malwarebytes, but I've never known it to find anything on one of my computers in the past. Thanks for the idea, though.

Note: I tried Malwarebytes and it found some malware but it didn't fix the problem with YouTube. I guess I'll just have to watch YouTube with another browser until I hear from the Opera people.
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posted on Sep, 3 2016 @ 01:00 PM
Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling Opera?

posted on Sep, 3 2016 @ 01:17 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

I watch youtube as well...and its goes without saying, that many youtube videos in the past have been suspect when clicked on.

I dont think thats really a lot these days with the protections we all use...but its been its history to have a few suspicious videos that install "backdoors-type" maleware within the program...

Hey, Good luck though too. And with Malewarebytes? In quarantine if it finds anything? Delete them FROM quarantine as well. Its ok....starts you fresh


posted on Sep, 4 2016 @ 08:13 PM
a reply to: Moresby

No I did not. I was going to do that but found out that Opera makes it difficult to export bookmarks. There is a standalone widget for that but I read that it is troublesome bloatware.

The reinstall option is on standby for the moment.

posted on Sep, 4 2016 @ 08:17 PM
a reply to: mysterioustranger

I think my computer is infected in some way, because I had issues today controlling the start menu options. There is something there for sure.

I have an anti virus program and I will have to see what that can do. Unfortunately, at the moment, things are particularly busy for me.

posted on Sep, 4 2016 @ 08:53 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Good to know. I hope you get it straight! It seems the more tech we get on the market, the more issues pop issue....even with newer devices, systems and servers.

I did once consider going to look into OPERA but never got around to it. I havent any probs with Chrome(yuk-I know)...even good ole Internet Explorer(double yuk)...and so far? My android is ok as Im sure there is something better.

Hope you get it corrected!

posted on Sep, 4 2016 @ 08:55 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Yeah, and as I said before. The key evidence is its not happening elsewhere on other devices right? Thats the 1st clue.

Will be interesting for us to learn how you get it corrected. Many members can possibly learn from your experience!

posted on Sep, 5 2016 @ 09:49 AM
Last night I bought a Norton antivirus package from those fine folks. I did a scan that found some things and removed them. Then I noticed that when the computer wasn't active, Norton was doing something to it. I have no idea what or if that was what turned the tide, but this morning when I went on YouTube, everything was back to normal.

Thank you Norton and thanks to all who chipped in with suggestions.

posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 09:42 AM
Looks like you got hitch hikers on your browser. Best to run malware checks daily--set it up automatically on your device (PC or laptop) Any error as you described is malicious and you've received one of those glorious viruses.

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