Error "Untrusted root certificate" or "Network authentication error" when adding Youtube URLs
When one adds URL using
Add location... or
Add multiple URLs..., foobar2000 at first accesses this URL by itself (e.g. to determine content type and find appropriate decoder for it). "Untrusted root certificate" error occurs at this stage, so component does not get this URL at all (and thus for example there are no info in component log). Actually, one can uninstall component, try to add Youtube URL and this error will occur anyway.
Solution: install foobar2000 1.3.18 or foobar2000 1.4 beta 14 or above
- when adding URL, prepend its scheme with "fy+" string (so URL will be like
fy+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXX). In this case foobar2000 will not try to access it, so URL will be passed directly to the component
- (not recommended) add
Preferences Advanced Networking Suppress HTTPS certificate checks
Error "Unable to open item for playback (Object is not seekable)"
This error can happen if check box
Preferences Advanced Networking Allow seeking over HTTP is unchecked and
foobar2000 was chosen as audio decoder. Either check this check box or choose other decoder in component preferences
Decoding Audio Decoder.
Any other error starting with "Unable to open item for playback..."
At first you need to check whether component finds streams on the page. Go to menu
View Youtube Source Analysis Cache and check if streams are listed there after opening a clip.
If streams are there then problem can be related to file format selected for playback. Reset settings in component preferences
Decoder tab (click
Reset page button there) and try to open the video again.
If streams are not listed in
Analysis Cache then open video URL in a browser in incognito mode - maybe it was removed from Youtube due some reason or access to it is restricted. If all is ok in a browser, then check component
Log (in menu
View Youtube Source). If there are no helpful info, you can report problematic URL using menu
Help Youtube Source Report....
Error "Decoding failure at X:XX.XXX (Connection error)"
This error could happen due to unstable connection. If
foobar2000 is used as decoder, you can increase reconnection delay using preferences
Advanced Networking Keep reconnecting dropped connections.
ffmpeg decoders the same option is available in component preferences
Network Maxinum reconnection delay.
If program crashes because of this component
You can help fixing this problem by sending crash dump files, generated by foobar2000. Better to send crash dump files (
*.txt) directly to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of using
Send Report button.