You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by samnewbie, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. samnewbie

    samnewbie Guest

    Hello. Just got new computer with Vista Home Premium. Have set parental
    controls to medium for my son. I am the administrator. If I go on "You
    Tube" I can see the videos and hear the music = it all works fine. However,
    if my son goes on you Tube he cannot see the videos/hear the music even
    though I have put "You Tube" in as an allowed website in Parental Controls.
    All he gets is the little circle (or timer) as though it is looking for the
    relevant video but, even if we wait ages, the video never appears. I have
    tried unchecking the "enable hardware acceleration" as per another post on
    this site but that made no difference.

    I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

    Many thanks
     
    samnewbie, Feb 23, 2008
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    Joe T Guest

    Sam - Did you have any luck with this issue? I have the same issue and I can
    not find a fix for it. Thanks.
     
    Joe T, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. samnewbie

    samnewbie Guest

    Hello, no, no luck with this issue. No-one has replied. It's obviously a
    problem which isnt just confined to our computer though!

    Any help from anyone else would be much appreciated.
     
    samnewbie, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rob Guest

    I am having the same problem so anyone with a solution to this issue would be
    a great help.
     
    Rob, Mar 3, 2008
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  5. Perhaps your 'medium' setting applied to his account, filters according to
    content.
    You may be confusing the block site feature with the filter content feature
    of
    parental control.

    The help file may actually help here.
     
    FromTheRafters, Mar 4, 2008
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  6. samnewbie

    samnewbie Guest

    Hello. Thanks for help. I'm not sure what you mean when you say that perhaps
    the medium setting will filter according to content - as far as I am aware
    that is precisely what it is supposed to do! However, that doesnt explain
    why it wont show videos of the classical singer Andrea Boccelli or eg a
    modern pop group such as the Hoosiers. I haven't put a block on the total
    website - in fact I have "allowed" You Tube and chosen a medium setting
    (which I think equates to a 16+). Any further help gratefully received -
    it's driving him, and me, mad and I'm inclined to take off all parental
    control so he can listen to music. However, he is only 12 and I'm aware
    there is a lot of stuff on You Tube which I dont want him to see.

    many thanks.
     
    samnewbie, Mar 4, 2008
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    tmarr Guest

    Youtube partial solution for windows vista parental controls

    Crude but effective partial fix. Look at the activity report and th
    list of recently blocked sites after trying to watch youtube videos o
    the account with parental controls. You will see a bunch of similarl
    named websites, which are the actual sites that host the videos o
    servers. Many have names like v_.googlevideo.com or s2.ytimg.com.
    put a bunch of these and some variations into the allowed list (i.e.
    a.ytimg.com, b.ytimg.com, etc.) You may be able to use wildcards t
    speed this process, but I couldn't find anything that says you can.
    Anyhow, once you've taken the 15 minutes or so to do this, go back int
    the account with parental controls and access youtube. Start clickin
    on some videos. Some will play right away. Others will not. But i
    you keep reloading the videos that don't load at first, within a fe
    tries it seems like it will eventually hit one of the websites tha
    you've included in your allowed list. May not give full functionalit
    to the site, but a heck of a lot less frustrating than where I wa
    before I tried this
     
    tmarr, Jul 19, 2008
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    Jen Guest

    I had the same problem with You Tube Not Playing Videos even after I set
    www.youtube.com as an allowed site. The only way I was able to get it to
    work was to change Parental Controls under the settings for my son and under
    the windows vista web filter portion, block web content automatically, choose
    a web restriction level, and set it to "none". It sort of defeats the
    purpose of blocks, but you can still set up blocks in the other areas of
    parental controls and in IE under tools, internet options, content, and
    enable contents advisor.
     
    Jen, Mar 11, 2009
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    C26000 Guest

    I took tmarr advise and generated a list of all the possible youtub
    servers, so you can add it to the parental control and all the youtub
    videos will play fine.

    To use it you need to go to the parental control export the curren
    list of Allowed Sites and save it in the desktop , open it using notepa
    and paste all the content of my file somewhere after a </URL>, then sav
    the file, open parental control again and import that list. I did thi
    with my brother's pc and it works perfect I haven't found a single vide
    that doesn't play. :

    if you have any problem with this procedure, email me at c2600a innn.
    gmail I just registered into this forum to share the solution that
    foun

    +-------------------------------------------------------------------
    |Filename: Servers To Allow.txt
    |Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11326
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    C26000, Mar 30, 2009
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