Red x instead of an image

Mirai / Quintal 2030vx
April 6, 2010 at 16:31:09
Specs: Windows Vista, ?
Hi, Im having a major problem with youtube, it started about 2 months ago, every time i log into that site, a small x appears on all the images, sometimes some images do appear when you wait a while other time they dont.
Im also using opara and Apple safari and they also have the same problem, but when i use Opera , i can click on "reload image" and the image appears.So i dont think somethin is blocking it.
It's just youtube im havinga a problem with, I tryed to clear the cache and i made sure that i have " slow image" on internet opnions clicked in.

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April 8, 2010 at 18:25:31
I've had this issue. Three questions:

Are you talking about YouTube thumbnails?

Is your usual browser IE8 and did it happen sometime after you installed it?

Are you using a router with a firewall?

If so I can probably help with IE (and Firefox too if you have it). You might be getting the same problem with Google images if you check.

I still might be able to help even if you don't quite meet the above criteria - just shout back with the answers to the questions.

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April 10, 2010 at 06:44:21
Yeah, Im taking about "YouTube thumbnails", also if i click on someone's profile, their background image wont come up, it appears that the PC is blocking the site.

I been using this IE8 since i got the computer, i haven't re-installed it or anything like that.

I'm not sure if Im using a router with firewall.

My google images are all fine, it's just youtube i have a problem with.

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April 10, 2010 at 08:40:45
Well, I'll try to explain what I made of the situation then supply my fix suggestions as another response - keeps things simple.

What I think was happening on mine is that the router firewall was seeing sudden multiple links to thumbnails and assumed an attack. The logs bore this out. After months of delving I realised that IE8 had an increased "number of connections" (beyond the traditionally accepted standard), So too had Firefox and the same could apply to other browsers.

The fix was to reduce the number of connections to just 2, which surprisingly made no noticeable difference to either downloads or browsing. For IE8 it requires a registry change, so it all depends on whether you are happy in that place. Alternative a reg file can be produced which pops the entries in with a couple of mouse clicks.

Whatever, I'll pop back shortly with the details.

[NB. The other workaround was to turn off the Router FIrewall, which I didn't regard as very sensible.]

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April 10, 2010 at 08:56:41
See #3. Here we go then:

A registry change is necessary in two places (adjacent keys). These are:




In both cases, in the right pane you introduce a new DWORD entry.
This is:


In both instances you give iexplore.exe a value of 2.

You should already have similar looking entries for "explorer.exe" (but these are Windows Explorer rather than Internet Explorer).

You then "reboot", go to YouTube and see if it helps. On mine it is mostly a full cure, although just occasionally the odd thumbnail still doesn't appear. YouTube without thumbnails is a big pain so I hope it helps. If not you just delete the two new iexplore.exe registry entries and I'm probably out of ideas. If it helps then something similar will apply to the other browsers.

From what I can make of it the above settings also affect Safari. Opera has it's own settings (similar to Firefox) so IF the above helps we can look at that too.

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April 15, 2010 at 11:36:23
Its gone all quiet. Did you manage to fix the problem?

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April 30, 2010 at 15:21:11
Helpers on here often spend quite a bit of time setting out their ideas for a solution. It is most discourtious not to bother to pop back and say whether the problem has been fixed somehow, or even that they gave up.

A forum is a two way thing!

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