The situation worsens… I've googled this topic to death.. none of the suggestions have made any difference…. my desktop imac have increasingly made online videos (Youtube or news sites or facebook) less and less available.
And even trying to watch them has a habit of causing all media playing on the computer itself to freeze, pending complete restart.
But at least it used to work on my ipad.. until yesterday. Now the same thing happens on it, although it does still work on my iphone (for now)… but I just checked Firefox and the videos won't play there either.
I don't want to lose my bookmarks or sign-in passwords but surely there must be a way out of this increasing march towards disfunction.