Some users encounter the “An error has occurred. Please try again later. “ID playback” when you try to play some videos on Youtube. Most of the time, the problem occurs with all videos, while other affected users report that they see this error only with multiple videos. This particular error is not specific to a certain version of Windows or to a certain browser. We have successfully identified reports on Windows 7 to 10 versions on browsers such as third-party browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Method 1: Reinstalling your browser
If the “An error has occurred. Please try again later. Playback ID “only occurs with a particular third-party browser, you can start by reinstalling the software. Of course, you can also completely avoid the problem by using a different browser, but let’s see if we can solve this problem without having to switch to another software. We could try to clear the cache or force the browser to create a new user profile, but these steps are specific to each browser version. A better approach would be to completely reinstall your browser. This will force your operating system to delete all corrupted cached data, as well as some locally registered corrupted user preferences – this is true regardless of your browser version. Several affected users confirmed that this method allowed them to resolve this particular error message.
Method 2: Restarting your router/modem
Several affected users reported that in their case, the patch was as simple as forcing the restart of their router / modem. Basically, it forces the device to re-create the connection, which ultimately annoys by solving the problem automatically. Most routers will have a power button, so it’s best to press it to turn it off, wait a few seconds, then press it again to turn it back on. You can also unplug the power cable for a few seconds to achieve the same effect. However, avoid pressing the reset button (located on the back of your router) as this may reset your network preferences (network password, forwarded ports, user preferences, etc.). Once you manage to restart your modem, wait for the connection to be recreated, then open a YouTube page that failed previously, and see if the problem has been resolved. If you still have the same error message, proceed to the next method below.
Method 3: Doing a system restore
This problem may also be due to a bad codec recently installed on your system. But the problem with codecs is that it is not always easy to locate the software that originally installed them. Therefore, in such situations, it is best to use the System Restore wizard to restore your computer to such an extent that everything worked perfectly. Several users that we have trouble solving the “An error has occurred. Please try again later. Playback ID “were able to solve it using a system restore point older than the appearance of this problem.