YouTube is the largest online video website, and the leading online video-sharing platform used by individuals and media companies, including CARDINAL NEWS. YouTube is owned by Google. This page is provided to describe helpful tips, known issues, and troubleshooting tips for YouTube operation.

In addition to our own videos, CARDINAL NEWS provides embedded videos shared by a variety of media sources. Some YouTube channel publishers do not allow embedded videos to play in other web pages or news articles, such as those published by CARDINAL NEWS. Instead of playing the video when the play button is activated, settings for the video are configured so that a link is provided to play the video on the official YouTube website.

Error Messages

Occasionally on some browsers, such as Google Chrome or Firefox, users may get an error when trying to play an embedded video in a website article. This issue has been reported by several users on Downdetector, and has been observed to be a repeat issue. Even CARDINAL NEWS has experienced this issue as a user. In January 2021 embedded videos did not work on Google Chrome on a Mac, but did work on Safari on a Mac and on Safari on iOS. The image below shows an error message that occurred on Mac OS with Google Chrome.

 ERROR MESSAGE SAMPLE … 

YouTube embedded playback error screen shot
YouTube embedded playback error screen shot.

If this happens, and you want to see the video immediately, click on the video title at the top of the embedded video. The video will open in YouTube instead of playing the embedded video in the article.

In the long term, this error has been known to be eliminated by clearing the cache in the browser setting (See Google Support “Troubleshoot YouTube error messages“).

Resolution

YouTube doesn’t always automatically give viewers the highest resolution. In fact, sometimes 1080p videos might be served at 360p, which might load faster with slower connections, but without High-Definition (HDTV) quality. Delivery of the lower quality video could be due to detected Internet speeds or other factors. Most times you can correct the delivery to 1080p or higher using the selection in the “Gear” settings. Most CARDINAL NEWS (Arlingtoncardinal.com) videos are captured at 1080p or 720p.

Speed Settings

Many videos on YouTube.com/Arlingtoncards are published in long version that includes longer video compared to what you might see on a news broadcast. You might want to use the “Gear” settings to select a faster speed to check more quickly for parts of the video that might interest you.

Watch Later
Save your video to the Watch later list. If you set up a free YouTube account, you can save any video to a Watch later list. You can also easily find videos on your Watch later list on any other device that is logged in to your YouTube account — including Cable TV.

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