YOU DO NOT NEED ANY DOWNLOADER. SOME PEOPLE ON YAHOO! ANSWERS
ARE REALLY DISGUISED SALESPEOPLE TRYING TO SUCKER YOU INTO BUYING
THEIR BOGUS AND UNNECESSARY SOFTWARE, which is really insulting since you
cannot even access or watch videos.
It looks like quite a few people are asking about blank / white
YouTube players or screens. Thus I spent an hour-and-a-half
googling, researching and reading dozens and dozens of help
forums and threads. The best that I was able to come up with
is that there is no definitive solution out there. However, there
was an interesting factor in almost everything I saw:...Firefox.
A few people seemed to eventually discover their own unique
solution, but nobody else was able to duplicate that same fix.
Also, each one of those apparent solutions was complicated
and written in such bafflegab jibberish and convoluted techno
"computerese", that I wouldn't dare recommend any of those
However, I also came across 4 somewhat easier possibilities,
so check these out:
1) If you are using a Mac and also have Firefox, just "log out".
2) Three people said all they had to do was delete a program
called "Gnash" (whatever that is).
3) One person apparently found success by clicking on Tools,
then Quick Preferences, then Edit Site Preferences, then the
Network tab, then Browser Identification, then (finally) Identify
4) The last possibility is for you to double-check your internet
connection if it's slow or weak -- because some people wrote
that they always noticed "1 item remaining" in the bottom left
corner of their browser screen.
Sorry, but that's all that I can realistically recommend for you.
If you would like to research this matter further, you can type
any of the following in Google's searchbox:
-- youtube "blank screen"
-- youtube "blank player"
-- youtube "blank box"
-- youtube "white screen"
-- youtube "white player"
-- youtube "white box"
If nothing above does your thing, let me suggest what I advise
so many other folks when YouTube gets slow, stuck or weird:
clear your "cache" of its "Cookies", "History" and "Temporary
Internet Files". What I call my famous "CHTIF triple-cure" has
solved 100s of people's YouTube problems, so why not yours.
Simply do the following, then shutdown your comp and reboot:
Internet Explorer 6:
→ Tools → Internet Options
→ Delete Cookies → OK
→ Delete Files → OK
→ Clear History → Yes
Internet Explorer 7:
→ Tools → Internet Options > Delete...
→ Delete files → Yes
→ Delete cookies → OK
→ Delete history → OK
→ Close (browsing history window)
→ Tools → Clear Private Data
[x] Browsing History
[x] Download History
[x] Saved Form and Search History
→ Clear Private Data Now