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Youtube – “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available”

Marc
  • On July 27, 2008
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

I’m getting pretty annoyed with the Youtube Error – “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available”- that seems to be popping up more and more regularly these days.

So here are a couple of fixes:

  • Easiest way is to do a CTRL-F5 which will totally refresh the page from the Youtube Server
  • Append one of the following tags onto the end of the URL
    &fmt=6
    &fmt=18
    &fmt=16

    So the following URL -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJV_khosQCk would become http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJV_khosQCk&fmt=6
  • If you a SAIX ADSL account add the following proxy server into your settings in Firefox or IE
    dsl-cache.saix.net Port 8080
  • If you got any Firefox plugins like Google Download accelerator set them to bypass youtube.com domain.

Hope this helps :)

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  1. Thnx Buddy, It has been working on my nerves as of late as well!

  2. That’s cool – I use a lot of videos on my site. I had been thinking it was me or something, because the videos I pick are kid friendly and wouldn’t get pulled or anything.

  3. Lester Hein

    Thank you! I thought i was going friggin crazy, uploading and re-uploading and relinking. This will save some of my sanity.

    Lester Hein

  4. I don’t get that problem with single embedded videos, but I do get it with embedded playlists. Should I put videos that include &fmt=18 into the playlist?

  5. This error is prevelent everywhere..

    It’s on my site atm actually. A flippin funny video that I uploaded myself has “gone”. I didn’t delete it.. Google….bleh.

    To make it worse, it sometimes works if you crtl F5.. pushing up the page impressions…

  6. sg26

    thanks man…its really annoying…

  7. Tristan Fourie

    Thanks a ton man, the SAIX proxy setting worked instantly for me, why the hell is this info not available elsewhere? you are a saint!

  8. buginafug

    YouTube now goes “Sasasasasasasasasasasasasasa SA!” when a video is broke and there is a dancing ballerina. :O

  9. Ceramicman

    Easy fix, for all windows vers. In internet explorer go into Tools/Internet Options/Connections Tab/Lan Setting. Once in Lan Settings, uncheck all boxes. ALL youtube videos will load now.

    Pass it on.

  10. Chris

    THANK YOU SO MUCH CERAMICMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Ceramicman

    NO problem Chris…. the fix is so simple even some of the techies haven’t figured it out….

    PASS IT ON!!!!

  12. This is extremely helpful, thank you!

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