Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

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Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby Functional Pessimist » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:41 pm

Afternoon,

Since yesterday, I've been experiencing video playback errors for the duration of an ad (5-30 seconds), and then the video will play as normal. I'm using the most recent version of Chrome. I only experience the issue while logged into my Google account, if I log out, then ABP is able to block all ads as intended and I do not receive any errors. Disabling ABP plays the videos normally with ads. I'm using the EasyList and ABP filterslist. I've tried disabling personalized ads, and even using IBA opt-out extensions. I do not have any whitelisted websites in ABP.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby Ironfist1965 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:04 pm

I'm having the same issue! Really frustrating.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby LivinDeadGurl » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:13 am

Same issue here.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby michaelp611 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 pm

I'm also having this exact issue on youtube. At first i wasn't sure if it was just my computer or if it was something with ABP and youtube. Glad my computer isn't the problem. Hopefully they'll fix this very annoying issue soon.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby michaelp611 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:25 pm

Just wanted to share i may have found a solution to our problem. If you go into Adblock Plus settings, under advanced click update all filters list. I just did this and now the problem we've been having is gone. I hope this solution also works for you.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby Functional Pessimist » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:38 am

michaelp611 wrote:Just wanted to share i may have found a solution to our problem. If you go into Adblock Plus settings, under advanced click update all filters list. I just did this and now the problem we've been having is gone. I hope this solution also works for you.


I did this and still experienced the video error. Which filter lists are you using?
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby mahan » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:48 am

Functional Pessimist wrote:Afternoon,

Since yesterday, I've been experiencing video playback errors for the duration of an ad (5-30 seconds), and then the video will play as normal. I'm using the most recent version of Chrome. I only experience the issue while logged into my Google account, if I log out, then ABP is able to block all ads as intended and I do not receive any errors. Disabling ABP plays the videos normally with ads. I'm using the EasyList and ABP filterslist. I've tried disabling personalized ads, and even using IBA opt-out extensions. I do not have any whitelisted websites in ABP.

Thank you in advance.

I'm having the same issue! Really frustrating.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby FridayPlays » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 am

They Probably need to Update the filters and adjust the way this thing works be patient they'll fix it everyone!
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby Ironfist1965 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:27 pm

I find if you hit refresh in the browser the video will start playing.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby sbell » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:24 pm

Hi all!

Updating your filter lists should resolve this issue. Let us know if this helps!

Thanks
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby Functional Pessimist » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:20 am

sbell wrote:Hi all!

Updating your filter lists should resolve this issue. Let us know if this helps!

Thanks
Shannon
ABP Support Team


Unfortunately this didn't fix it for me. I tried restarting Chrome and clearing my cache and cookies after updating the filter lists and am still experiencing video errors on Youtube.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby valsi » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 pm

Functional Pessimist wrote:
sbell wrote:Hi all!

Updating your filter lists should resolve this issue. Let us know if this helps!

Thanks
Shannon
ABP Support Team


Unfortunately this didn't fix it for me. I tried restarting Chrome and clearing my cache and cookies after updating the filter lists and am still experiencing video errors on Youtube.


This didn't work for me either. I'm still getting the error message "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: cQcb4wVSO58-UsTr) Learn More: An error occurred. Please try again later. ...", then the video will play.
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Re: Video Error for length of ad on Youtube

Postby greiner » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:58 pm

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce this problem myself yet but the fact that it only happens to logged-in users, makes me think that YouTube is slightly changing their ad and video delivery and that they're rolling out those changes incrementally to more users over time, using you as guinea pigs to detect any problems with it early on.

Based on that assumption, filter list maintainers such as EasyList should be able to fix this problem as soon as the changes are used more widely. In the meantime, you can help them find out what has changed and what should/shouldn't be blocked by reporting the problem using the "Report issue" button that you can find in the Adblock Plus icon popup. Alternatively, you can get in touch with them directly via their forum or their GitHub page.

Other than that, if you find any way that you can reproduce it without a YouTube login, please share with us the following details:
- Country that you're accessing YouTube from
- Operating system
- Browser and browser version
- Adblock Plus version (+ which filter lists you're using)
- Step-by-step instructions describing how you encounter the problem repeatedly
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