Basically, it started on my Mac. Opera couldn't view YouTube vids on the YouTube site. Curiously, embedded YouTube on other sites worked marvelously. Then, after several months, my Windows Opera started doing the same thing. YouTube only worked when embedded through 2nd party site. Finally on a whim decided to disable cookies. VOI-fricking-LA!!!!Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I only get the "Sorry, an error has occurred try again later" message on YouTube's own site when cookies are allowed. What the hell is up with that? Why on Earth would having cookies enabled cause a video to not load? Only two options seem possible: 1.) they have a major, unintentional glitch in whatever info is stored and used in their cookies 2.) said error is intentional Anyone care to tell me which of those two options is the correct answer?