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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby eternalwhitemoon » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:49 am

I tried all of the above mentioned steps and was still getting the issue--except that Incognito works even if ABP is enabled in that mode. It's super weird.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby angrynerd » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:06 am

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the account you're using. If you use a different or browse with no account the errors don't show up. That's the only reliable way I've found to get rid of the errors.

Maybe youtube flags your account for adblock use, and after a certain amount of videos watched sans ads they put that error stuff before your thing. Most likely not clientside.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby angrynerd » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:09 am

Also interestingly enough the errors aren't showing up on the gaming.youtube.com section
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby pluuuto239 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:58 am

I've tried all the suggestions and it doesn't work either.
Except when I log out of my youtube account.
Is there any way that you can fix this? Because I don't want to start a new youtube channel.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby Clappie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:12 am

Heya all.

Just wanted to let you all know, that Chrome Canary doesn't work for me anymore either. It worked so well yesterday before I went to bed.

Now it doesn't :(

Really hope it gets fixed.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby thunderbeans » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:45 am

I have been having this same problem for the last week or so also.

Really sad :(
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby markman641 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:46 am

I also just had this problem start out of nowhere within the last few days. Assuming youtube made changes to their code or something.
Video will play if i let it sit on the "an error has occured" screen for about 15 seconds -- the length of an ad.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby SpiderKisses » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:59 pm

I've also got the same issue. It only started a few days ago for me as well, and it was very sudden; I've never had the "An error has occured" thing with either Youtube or Adblock Plus before. So far I've tried totally clearing my cache - cookies and all - then I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome; nothing has worked for me. I only ever watch the same channels on Youtube, and I've changed absolutely nothing about my browsing habits in the past few days, so I don't see how this could have been caused by something I did.

Chrome Version: 49.0.2623.87
Adblock Plus Version: 1.11
Easy List is my only enabled Filter List. I force updated it today.

I am also only experiencing the issue when logged into my account. Videos appear to be playing normally after I log out.

Not that I mind waiting fifteen seconds; "An Error has Occurred" is still somehow less obtrusive than any ad I've ever seen, but I am interested to know why this is happening and if it's evidence of YouTube gaining ground in combating adblocker programs - I'd hate for this to get worse to the point where Adblock Plus becomes wholly ineffective on YouTube. :)
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Issue dissapears if you sign out of your youtube account

Postby blocker666 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:12 pm

I had this problem and and I solve it by signing out of my youtube account. although this is not a solution it might have to do something with youtube knowing you have ad-block on ormaybe your cookies

Latest version of Chrome, Ablock and Windows 10.

looks like is the same with ublock
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby mapx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:45 pm

another test:

go to YT, some video
right click on page, inspect
go to Resources tab
local storage ==> www.youtube.com entry ==> delete all the keys in the right panel
(eventually delete also the cookies for YT)
refresh

test again
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby blocker666 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:04 am

mapx wrote:another test:

go to YT, some video
right click on page, inspect
go to Resources tab
local storage ==> http://www.youtube.com entry ==> delete all the keys in the right panel
(eventually delete also the cookies for YT)
refresh

test again



Tried this, still the same issue.

Now I have 2 accounts a "gmail" account and a youtube account. I switched the youtube to my gmail account and the issue is also gone.
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby mapx » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:13 am

in this case ... you could delete all the entries listed under local storage (not only for youtube.com)
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby Youtub&AdblockNoWork » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:28 am

I posted in the topic "New issues with Youtube", on the Firefox sub-forum : https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=149245#p149245
It seems Google is flagging Google/Youtube accounts as Adblock users. And after they flagged your account, you get the "An error has occurred" problem.


Can you please log out from your Google/Youtube account and see if the problem is still present ?
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby blocker666 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:33 am

Youtub&AdblockNoWork wrote:I posted in the topic "New issues with Youtube", on the Firefox sub-forum : https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=149245#p149245
It seems Google is flagging Google/Youtube accounts as Adblock users. And after they flagged your account, you get the "An error has occurred" problem.


Can you please log out from your Google/Youtube account and see if the problem is still present ?



I can confirm this works, so I guess I 've got flagged
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Re: YouTube now shows "An error has occurred" while ads running

Postby eternalwhitemoon » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:51 am

This is really dumb and it makes me really upset. Back when Google and Youtube merged, they created an extra profile for me that I did nothing with. So, following the advice here and on the Firefox thread, I simply switched to that unused profile and voila, no issues.

Hopefully that doesn't become flagged also.
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