Discover the best ways to fix YouTube videos black screen on Mac

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Let’s say that you receive an email that has a link to a YouTube video in it. You click on the link and then are presented with a black screen. Today we’ll be looking at some of the reasons that the YouTube black screen issue on Mac occurs, as well as how to fix YouTube videos black screen on Mac. After you solve the problem, you can start downloading your favorite videos from YouTube to Mac and never have to worry about a black screen every again. Airy is the best solution for downloading YouTube videos.

Fix YouTube black screen issue

Fix YouTube Black Screen on Mac Easily

The first thing to try is just reloading the page. That may work and, if it does, you don’t need to worry about reading the rest of our article! If you managed to fix the problem by just reloading the video, then you can start watching it whenever you want and move on to how to download it to Mac through Airy. Here are some potential causes of YouTube black screen issue on Mac and how to fix it if that didn’t work though.

1. Bad Network Connection

You need to have a strong and reliable network connection to stream videos. A weak or interrupted network connection will have trouble loading videos. This causes the black screen issue or means you can hear the audio from a video, but not see the video itself.

• Solution

If you happen to be in this situation, then start by checking your network connection. Make sure things are running smoothly on your end. Try to change networks and refresh the YouTube website. Avoid buffering by downloading a video from YouTube straight to your computer.

2. Problems with JavaScript and Adobe Flash Player

Most modern web browsers have Adobe Flash Player built in, and it can cause trouble with YouTube. This includes the YouTube black screen.

• Solution

  1. Try uninstalling your version of Adobe Flash Player and installing the latest version.
  2. Check if your browser allows JavaScript, and make sure to turn it on if it isn’t already.
  3. Disable hardware acceleration in your browser. Right-click on the video and deselect “Enable Hardware Acceleration”.

3. Browser Cache/Memory/Page Filling is Full

This is one of the most common reasons that YouTube doesn’t work correctly. Sometimes memory is stored with cache objects and it can’t play online videos properly, much less open additional videos.

• Solution

You have to clear out the cache on your browser and restart it. This should fix the YouTube black screen problem on Mac.

For Firefox: click on Firefox History > Clear History. Choose to delete browsing and download history, form and search history, cookies, cache, offline website data, and choose the “Everything” timeframe. Alternatively, click on Tools > Options > Advanced > Clear Now to clear cased web content, offline web content, and other personal user data.

For Google Chrome: Click on the Chrome Menu > More Tools/History > Clear Browsing Data. Choose to clear out all cached images and files, cookies, and other site and plug-in data.

For Safari on macOS:Click on the Safari Menu, click Empty Cache, and then click Empty.

For Internet Explorer:Click on the Menu icon > Safety > Delete Browsing History > choose Temporary Internet Files, cookies and history, and preserve favorites, and then click Delete.

By now you’ve no doubt fixed your YouTube black screen problem, but might still want to have the videos saved to your hard drive. That way you can watch them whenever you want and never worry about black screens or buffering ever again. Airy is the best YouTube downloader for Mac on the market right now.

  1. Download free Airy from the developers’ website, and you can download two videos for free. If you want to download an unlimited amount of videos, then you will need to get the fully licensed version of Airy. It’s super-fast and simple to get a license.
  2. Copy and paste the link into Airy.

3. Choose the file resolution and format that you want (choose MP3 to extract the audio from the video) and click Download.

Thank you ever so much for reading and we hope you enjoy watching videos without any black screen!

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