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22.Apr.2014
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22.Apr.2014
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22.Apr.2014
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22.Apr.2014
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22.Apr.2014
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23.Apr.2014
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* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT -7)  |  Current server time is 02:13

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Top Comments ▼
Teresa Lawton Wideman · 7 April 2014 - 15:33

As of 6:30 pm EST, any video I try to watch comes up with a screen that says "An error occurred, please try again later"

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Teresa Lawton Wideman · 7 April 2014 - 15:33

As of 6:30 pm EST, any video I try to watch comes up with a screen that says "An error occurred, please try again later"

El Henry · 6 April 2014 - 14:22

As usual after I watch a video or two the sound disappears and all I have is video..I have already reported it twice, months ago, and still nothing gets done... almost time to dump Youtube!

Peter Miles · 6 April 2014 - 10:16

I just tried to post a vid on youtube and when it was done, it said that the video was the wrong format. I mostly use MP4 and it's worked before.

Christine Woodward · 5 April 2014 - 20:06

uploaded videos stuck in edit process... anyone else having this issue?
is so any suggestions would be helpful to fix... errr

Nivedita Arul · 5 April 2014 - 01:43

Chrome just says it "Can't find" Youtube.com. I have no idea what's wrong

Levi BlakkWylde Clark · 4 April 2014 - 22:12

my videos wont play... they come up... just wont play... i HAVE to have my documentaries man!

Derryl Woodward Hopkins II · 4 April 2014 - 15:15

The subscription page is messed up for me.

Darren Millington · 4 April 2014 - 07:41

keps loading the page but not playing any videos ive updated all plugins but still nothing, ive got very good speeds on ma internet so i know its not on my side

Cody Worden · 2 April 2014 - 14:08

Youtube is glitching for me, I go 1 second in it flashes and than stops... :/

Democritus Lam · 1 April 2014 - 06:48

Youtube has recently been loading dramatically slow the speed of my Internet however is fine and as always fast, but my YouTube has loading issues, really SLOW. Do fix the problem please developers.

Scottish Spartan · 30 March 2014 - 06:36

none of the videos i'm watching are receiving my view when i watch the full video from start to finish plus it keeps saying i'm not subscribed when i go into watch a subscribers video. Whats going on?

Dex Quinn · 26 March 2014 - 12:38

yt isnt working on my laptop or phone.. it dosent wanna play any video tho and ive tried everything to fix it :c

Richard Bailey · 26 March 2014 - 12:04

loads up and go to my subscriptions but vids won't play. Just black screen for 2 days

Princess Junelle Tomes · 26 March 2014 - 02:39

the video play but for only seven secs.. what is the problem i've try other videos and movies and it's the same...

Jackie Gartland · 24 March 2014 - 17:28

I can get on the page but the videos won't load. All I'm getting is a spinning circle on a black screen :(

Andrew Mitchell · 24 March 2014 - 17:25

Mine is down too and I use virgin media but my mate uses sky and hes fine

Luke Lak Kaittani · 23 March 2014 - 11:50

Won't let me login... 'A server error occurred. Please contact the administrator.'

Daniel Kelly · 20 March 2014 - 18:40

videos are coming up with an error and at the same time my laptop sound decides not to work either, somehow when youtube went down the volume on my laptop went with it

Marie Brown · 20 March 2014 - 18:27

video is not loading, i wonder if it's me. It can't be the internet cause other video sites load fine.

Elle Kaye · 20 March 2014 - 18:07

I'm having some sort of issue right now. I can access the site but can't play a thing. After it tries to load any video and I mean any at all, I get a message that says "An error occurred, please try again later. Learn more."

Jeremy Jones · 20 March 2014 - 14:21

Nothing posted in the past 2 hours or so will load on my laptop or phone, just stays on the black screen with the spinning dots. some older videos wont work either

Petter Nilsen · 20 March 2014 - 13:12

wont play on my laptop. play button and frames dont even show up. but on my stationary it works fine. anybody know whats wrong?

Chelsey Cheairs · 20 March 2014 - 11:58

What is up with YouTube today? When I start watching a video, there is no sound and the video skips around to various places, going in a sort of loop. I refresh it and it works fine, but if I pause it, it starts doing the same thing again. This has never happened before and it's really irritated.

Dimas Perez · 18 March 2014 - 08:37

Right now, I just can't move the videos up or down, because of this
stupidity. Now I can't rotate the videos from my favorites playlist, and
some other things. I demand that YouTube puts back the way it is,
right now!

Shiihime Stark · 18 March 2014 - 06:26

I've lost all i had, my account is now as empty as if i had registered today. I lost all my videos, subscriptions, all my favourites and playlists. I just want to know why. The only videos i uploaded were from my cats, playing, and made by own camera.

I want to know if i've done something wrong, or what. Because it's no one's death to loose all your content (even if it's a considerable amount) but if i have to lose it all again i would not bother in register anyway, to have everything lost just because it's a pain in the ass.

Chloe Katt · 17 March 2014 - 17:58

If it's up how come it just stopped suddenly and since then when I try to watch a video all I get is a lovely spinning circle on a black screen!

Shevvy Chambers · 17 March 2014 - 12:28

YouTube isn't down for me, I can still watch videos and comment, but I am experiencing a world of problems! All my playlists and videos are said to be nonexistent, and I can't access my favourites. Whenever I go to my channel, it views it as how a guest or other user would view it. I can't edit it! It's frustrating, and I can't find info on this problem anywhere! >:(

Michelle L Collins · 17 March 2014 - 10:00

Getting same thing as Dominic Albensi - "Still getting the 500 Internal Server Error, but only when I click the home page. I saved a play list to my bookmarks and I'm able to log in that way, just can't click 'Youtube' at the upper left." Using my bookmarks to get in. Frustrating.

Shayne Osullivan · 17 March 2014 - 03:55

yeah so annoying i can get you tube on my computer even on my tablet not on my phone whats wrong this message says no network connection now please try again later up until then no problems with you tube.

Christian Lannigan · 16 March 2014 - 18:54

I am having the This functionality is not available right now. Please try again issue when I am trying to link my Adsense account to my YouTube chanel. ANY HELP PLEASE!!

Dominic Albensi · 16 March 2014 - 16:11

Still getting the 500 Internal Server Error, but only when I click the home page. I saved a play list to my bookmarks and I'm able to log in that way, just can't click 'Youtube' at the upper left.

Éric Chartrand · 16 March 2014 - 08:52

I have the sound without image until today march 16 2014 !!! WTF !!! I had the internal 500 error too !!! What can I do ?

Ryan Hodgson · 15 March 2014 - 05:52

For the 500 internal server error you can use a direct link to get onto youtube. Just don't try to click to the youtube homepage and you should be find searching and browsing videos.

Eric Koopman · 14 March 2014 - 20:59

Got the 500 Internal Error. Noticed that It can go away if I sign out or switch over to Gmail channel.

Vanessa Aguilera · 14 March 2014 - 19:43

was having the same issue about the server 500. but instead of going to www.youtube.com I went through a link to a specific video through youtube and it let me go in through there. maybe it might help you?

Lisa Reed · 14 March 2014 - 13:00

If I log out then re-sign back in, my stuff is there... but later on in the day, it all disappears again and my account appears to revert back to an old version of my profile without all of my playlists and subscriptions. My app on my phone works fine -- occasionally I get a refresh error, but it does work and everything is there.

Nha Xiong · 14 March 2014 - 06:29

It's down for me still. I still have that 500 internal server error with the monkeys. I thought this was supposed to be fixed by now?

Gary Sanson · 14 March 2014 - 02:11

I can watch a video but after a few minutes of viewing it just stops playing altogether and when I refresh the browser it plays OK and then does the same again that it just stops playing

Ishan Chho · 13 March 2014 - 20:22

Clear your cookies and cache, and it should be fine. If it still doesn't work, restart your pc and try again.

Louis Jobe · 13 March 2014 - 18:46

https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization go to this link then search for your video it works for me otherwise i also get a 500 error

Efthimis Koskinas · 13 March 2014 - 18:22

Down in Greece, earlier it was opening at times but right now... No matter how much I refresh the page, it won't open.

Marc Sisco · 13 March 2014 - 15:43

Google screwed everything up for Youtube. Good job guys. You should be proud of yourselves for making Youtube look like crap now.

Liam Barlow · 13 March 2014 - 15:21

wish these monkeys would do something about the error instead of sitting around throwing excrement and eating bananas :/

Chelsey Cheairs · 13 March 2014 - 15:16

Having the same 500 internal service error as everyone else. However, this site is still saying that YouTube is up... Someone needs to fix that.

Megan Turner · 13 March 2014 - 15:15

I do have to say, that CTRL + F5 tip above worked for me... I'm watching videos now, not getting that internal server error. :3

Stephen Stringer · 13 March 2014 - 15:13

not working for me just keep getting the message highly trained monkeys but to be honest been getting black screens to often for weeks now

Adam Burd · 13 March 2014 - 15:12

If there is one thing these errors don't and will never have, it's a highly trained team of monkeys.

Jonathan Richer-Simard · 13 March 2014 - 15:01

my youtube is not working... it says: A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.

Jay Lavallee · 13 March 2014 - 11:20

not sure what's going on. Youtube comes up for me, but the video box is black. I can play vids everywhere else though...

Freya HM · 12 March 2014 - 11:10

Its working but won't let me view comments, its like its stuck on safe mode. In the UK (Wales to be precise) it also won't show the recommended videos as well as comments.

John Penn · 12 March 2014 - 10:46

Ok now I can't listen to Christina Bianco sing Total Eclipse of the Heart before I go to work. Great.

Mitsukuni Haninozuka · 12 March 2014 - 10:40

I can see the videos. But I can't read the comments... it's telling me that safetymode is hiding them but safetymode is off. wth..

David Matson · 12 March 2014 - 10:39

"502. That’s an error. The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds. That’s all we know." That's unacceptable! I sure hope that YouTube gets fixed as soon as possible because I'm not happy right now! >:-(

Cathy Fowler Broadwell · 12 March 2014 - 10:27

Youtube is down here too !! It says that I have no 'history' nor am I subscribed to anything... Youtube has never ever gone down here before ! :( Hope when or 'if' it does come back.. I hope all my history and subscriptions are back as well

Adam Fitzpatrick · 12 March 2014 - 10:07

guys click this like it lets you watch youtube videos but with the classic layout and works! http://utubeclassic.com/

Jacky Ji · 12 March 2014 - 10:03

Everyone go type wikipedia youtube on google, then click it, then in bottom right box there's a youtube link, click that and it should work

Esam Ahmad Ali · 12 March 2014 - 10:00

oh man it's working with ad videos only and when you try to search he tell you wait for the monkeys!!!

Christina Wade · 12 March 2014 - 09:56

500 Internal Server Error. Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information:
Then a whole bunch of numbers and letters. This is what is coming up for me when i tried to go to anything but what is on the front page.

Samuel Waugh · 12 March 2014 - 09:45

i am able to load the main page of youtube, but when i search for anything it says the error and something about monkeys

Jere Preisinger · 12 March 2014 - 09:44

come on youtube, wtf, nothing should ever bring you down. Get those fricken monkees out of there and get some people in from apple to fix the 8ucker.

CashSavers · 12 March 2014 - 09:44

Okay guys i suggest you go to this youtube page - https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization click the YouTube symbol or type any video you want and it should work, does for us.

David Fortune Clacton · 12 March 2014 - 09:44

youtube down for me to also videos been buffering again the last few days on my 20mb BB hopefully its fixed.

Heikki Mastokangas · 12 March 2014 - 09:40

Seems to be "down", content will not play or randomly some pages just yell 502. Been like that at least 30mins now.

Tim Withrow · 12 March 2014 - 09:38

I hope they took the website down to fix the glitch that causes view count problems and takes away potential money from good Youtubers.

Laz Hack Osborne · 12 March 2014 - 09:35

Youtube is Down - A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. lolz

Tezz Hopkins · 12 March 2014 - 09:32

It appears to be up and down. It works, then it doesn't. Working again now. Must be some heavy traffic at the moment.

Nathan Engle · 10 March 2014 - 02:34

Having issues loading up my video's 500 Error. Tried using other Browsers, such as Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer (though I hate using it.)

Anil Kongoorpally · 9 March 2014 - 04:32

We are also facing problems... Today morning, it was working perfectly well, but then again problems... buffering, but video is not playing. Hope, Google is fixing it...

Minnie Chan · 7 March 2014 - 17:08

It has been more than a week there's something wrong with my Youtube. It is slow, it lags... big problem!

Charles Mccune · 7 March 2014 - 16:09

what is up with YouTube the last two weeks have been noting but junk. first problem videos would never load. as if they were buffering, but now I hear the sound but no video. the slider shows the frames of the video. and yes the dam adds work fine. witch don't make since. You Tubes last forced update is really screwing this up big time. I cant even watch my own videos. or edit my new videos because I get sound but no video to edit and this is across Chome, and IE. this needs fixed. and stop updating.

Debbie B Tudor · 7 March 2014 - 08:55

What can we o? I only get a black box whether I go directly to YouTube or try to access a YouTube video from Facebook or a Blog or Website?

Shirley Highfield · 5 March 2014 - 08:54

Have not been able to access u tube for at least a month. I reported this, and still no satisfactory service from your website. This is terrible! Please help!

Marjorie Cruz Calderon · 4 March 2014 - 11:11

For the past hours, I can't load any videos from Youtube. Hope this issue will be resolved as soon as tomorrow! Calling the attention on whoever is behind Youtube! But it's a relief that I'm not alone with this problem. I thought it's just my laptop again! >.

Stephen Law · 4 March 2014 - 10:20

Mike Sargent has the correct solution for the time being. Lower your WAN MTU to 1492. Videos will load without an issue. Worked for me this morning.

Eric Parra · 4 March 2014 - 07:06

If Youtube videos are not working for you, change the MTU setting on your router from 1500 to 1492. Worked like a charm for me. Thanks, Mike Sargent!

AF Barrett · 4 March 2014 - 06:05

Maybe Youtube has been censored due to world problems like Putin, etc. where our government is not letting us get any info like they control our regular news. For sure Youtube has got a problem and lots are seeing it happen now. Wonder if there is another site to go on for up to date censored news?

Claudio De Los Rios · 4 March 2014 - 05:36

You tube loads, but videos don't seem to actually load when selected. Issue is on youtube mobile as well as on PC

Noel Bravo · 3 March 2014 - 23:23

Mike Sargent I changed my routers MTU setting to 1492 and videos played after that thanks for the help

Mike Sargent · 3 March 2014 - 22:47

had the black screen with the try again later error when trying to watch videos. The site itself loaded fine. Changed my routers MTU setting from 1500 to 1492 and videos played after that. Shouldnt have had to do that as 1500 is what I use with my static ip, and 1492 is generally the default for a PPPoE session. Anyway changing the 1500 mtu to 1492 worked for me. Hope it helps someone...

Diana Hoang · 3 March 2014 - 22:08

Youtube loads, but only some videos work - while others don't. Just get a black screen with infinite loading symbol. :( I just wanna watch videos.

Mason Schmitt · 3 March 2014 - 20:54

Yup. Just like everyone else. Videos won't load but everything else will. I just uploaded a video and only it would play. Other videos wouldn't

Betsy Thompson · 3 March 2014 - 18:59

I've tried accessing Youtube on my laptop and my phone. Won't work for either one, and a friend is having the same problems right now. 3/3/14 9:00 PM CST

Jesus Mejia · 3 March 2014 - 17:25

it doenst seem to work on any device, used multiple browsers, disabled add ons and extensions.. my isp is centurylink... wonder if thats the problem

Clayton Patrick · 3 March 2014 - 16:39

I was able to watch one video then it just stops working. My phone, ps3, xbox, and computer (multiple internet browsers were used) can not play a video! What's going on?

Dawn Griffin · 3 March 2014 - 15:48

I search for a video and click on the video, but it will not play. Not sure what that's all about. Other websites work just fine.

Paul Andrew Schraff · 3 March 2014 - 15:05

WTF O.o None of my music I listen to work.. I am giving the Black Screen of Death along with Silence! Whats going on with Youtube right now? I even upgraded my flash player, latest & greatest browser... still nothing :( It will play some videos.. then... nothing.

Tony Broadhead · 1 March 2014 - 09:53

I find that if I reset my PC I can access YouTube.com Maybe watch a couple of videos then same happens again lose the site ie blank screen

Nate Kyng · 1 March 2014 - 02:02

I'm trying to upload a video to YT and the upload bar is f#!kin tweaking out jumping from 8 minutes to 128 minutes back to 3 minutes…I restarted my computer…Same results. What's going on?!

Aran Johnston · 1 March 2014 - 00:01

Was watching some WoW pvp. Wanted to leave comment but said i had to login even though according to me I was. Now I am getting the monkey message.

Kim Bryan Cortes Casareno · 27 February 2014 - 15:36

Dammit, all I've been getting is this error message. I haven't been able to watch anything at all. Screw this.

C. Kelly Wright · 27 February 2014 - 14:42

This is weird. But what's wonderful is that I could be directed here and confirm it's not just me. Blessings everyone. And they say we don't connect anymore.

Megan Hucks · 27 February 2014 - 13:23

youtube has been so bad the last week and now no video will load at all they all say that "an error has occurred."

Kasia Kaczor · 27 February 2014 - 13:12

Problems playing vids today- error messages, very few will play. Yesterday major issues, none played at all.

David Lincicome · 27 February 2014 - 09:19

Videos are in the wheel of perpetual anticipation - several videos click won't play - I'm on a pretty big pipe and have no other issues with my systems.

Bekka Doesitmatter · 26 February 2014 - 15:47

Youtube has not worked for me for weeks now. Just Black screen AGAIN. Yes, I have cleared history and cache and also tried alternative urls. WTH?!?!

Em Nakano-Jarvis · 25 February 2014 - 05:52

Every time I try to load my channel's page, it gives me that 500 internal server error page... yet when I just go to the overall site page, everything works fine... what the heck?

Brian Alexander · 24 February 2014 - 22:40

getting the 500 error only when trying to access my channel when logged in. works fine when not logged in and the homepage works fine either way

Hayley Toney · 24 February 2014 - 22:01

On a cell phone. I just wondered why MY playlists aren't showing... And how do you get it off of Desktop??? On your cell phone.

Matthew Villani · 24 February 2014 - 19:03

I get the stupid 500 internal service error whenever I go to my homepage when logged in. Nowhere else oddly enough.

Melvin Miri Cooper · 24 February 2014 - 16:15

For people who say videos aren't loading, try scrolling down. I found that videos loaded...but they are way down, and you gotta scroll way down.

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