I am having an issue loading YouTube videos. I can load into the YouTube home page with no problem. I can also watch YouTube shorts with no problem. However, when I click any other regular long-form videos, the browser would not load into the page, or it takes an extensive amount of time to load. I check other websites involving loading videos and they work fine. I tried twitch, Hulu and some other similar platforms. The only issue is YouTube’s long-form video. It seems like the video isn’t the problem and once I get into the web page, the video works fine. The problem is I can load into the web page of the video in the first place. This only started happening yesterday, anyone have similar issue of know how to fix this?
Here’s a screenshot of what I see
Thread might help. Again, extensions can interferre with youtube will also get targetted by YT anti-adblock
Many extensions (adblock/privacy/youtube-related) will cause issues with youtube, since the rules are updated daily and since these other extensions aren’t updated regularly. Brave and uBO get blamed for breakage or ads.
Make sure brave://components Brave Ad Block Updater is the latest
Test in private window mode, no extensions.
Clear cookies and cache and then relogin. (Important)
I found a solution that worked for me.
Try changing the user agent to something like Firefox-windows and see if it works.
If so, you can use the User Agent Switcher Extension to always change YouTube’s user agent.
I’m using this extension since it has a whitelist to have it only for YouTube.