Youtub&AdblockNoWork wrote:I have this problem also and created a forum account specially because of that problem.
Problem : On some Youtube videos, when the page loads, the videos stays black with nothing happening and, after 15/30 seconds, the video starts to play.
Configuration : Windows 10 x64, Firefox 44.0.2 x32, Adblock Plus 2.7.2
Possible cause of the problem : I tried several things (including what you said mapx), and I think I found the source of the problem. The problem seems to be related to your Google/Gmail/Youtube account. Each time I log in my Youtube account I have the problem; but as soon as I log out, the problem disappears.
I would like other people, that have the problem, to test this out : simply log out of your Google/Gmail/Youtube account and try on different videos (PewDiePie videos are good to test, because he has "pre-video ads" on almost all his videos).
Please keep us informed.
mapx wrote:Did you test the same account / videos on chrome ?
Mckay wrote:It seems like some accounts are getting flagged, which causes an invisible "ad" to play before your video, acting as a nuiscance. Logging out or creating an account solves this problem. I think they intentionally added a playback delay for these flagged accounts.
Zeak wrote:As per HackerNews https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11270618
The solution seems to be to turn off "Ads based on your interests" here: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads ... ated?hl=en
munkitkat wrote:Just wondering if the developer is made aware of this issue?