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iPF Noob
Jan 25, 2012
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Hi,I'm not sure what I deleted from my iPad,but now I can't even play YouTube videos, and the videos at CNN show a / on the video play start. Can any one help me.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

With regards to your question when an app behaves strangely it is best to close it completely and then relaunch it. From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly. Give it another try and let us know how you go.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

Sent from my iPad using iPF


iPF Novice
May 19, 2011
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Relax, I don't think you did anything. YouTube and CNN use Flash so they won't play on the iPad direct from their web pages. I can't even get www.youtube.com to load in Safari - the address keeps switching to m.youtube.com.
You can see some youtube content through the youtube app that came with the iPad or you can use an app like iSwifter to play the content from the web. That plays the cnn content too.
I just tried the accidental link to youtube above and the content plays. Looks like their mobile site (m.youtube). At the bottom, there's a link to the desktop version. Two taps on a video while the loading icon is spinning gets the video to play. Go figure!
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