When playing a video on YouTube the light-red buffering progress no longer appears, though the rest of the UI works as usual. Buffering still happens, it just doesn't display its progress.

no buffering

I'm not sure if this is intentional by YouTube or not, but in any case, how can I make it visible again?

I'm using Firefox on Windows 7, with Flashblock, as a signed-in user. Trying the recommended solution by Google to generic YouTube problems - which is emptying the browser cache - didn't help.

2 Answers 2


Try removing the cookies for Youtube

Hope this helps.


No repro for me.

Tested using FireFox (with Flashbox installed) and Chrome.

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  • Good for you, but... this isn't an answer.
    – Oak
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 10:56
  • @Oak: I have posted this as an answer so that the image is displayed. How do you know that the buffering is happening/complete? If everything is working as you'd expect why do you even need/care about the buffering progress bar? I think this question is too localized in any case. Commented May 6, 2011 at 11:05
  • Well, (1) I already know how the buffer bar should look like - I think that's evident from the question, and (2) not everything is working as expected - the progress bar is missing, and despite the fact that buffering still works, this is a significant usability loss, at least in my eyes. I don't see anything which makes this question too localized. I appreciate the effort but "well, it doesn't happen to me" isn't an answer.
    – Oak
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 11:33

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