I've been having problem with the YOUTUBE app on my HDR-1000S failing to load certain videos and then effectively killing the box so that only a power off/on gets it working again.
Looking around the web, I see that similar problems were seen back in 2013 (reported on the digital spy site), but I'm not sure what the resolution was, if any.
It's quite reproducible for me, not always 100%, but not far off. Maybe someone could give it a try and see if they have the same issues ?
Try this ....
Search for Amy Shira Teitel (she runs a vintage space channel). The problem occurs on many of the videos on that channel.
There is a video titled "How the Lunar Module Launched from the Moon". It has a red stop sign on the graphic (it relates to the story) which fairly consistently gives the problem, but as I say, many others do. The videos play fine on desktop YOUTUBE and the YOUTUBE apps on my android devices and blu-ray player.
When it starts, I get the LOADING message for an advertisment. Nothing displays, then it starts LOADING again. Nothing again, just black screen. If I go back, it seems no other videos will play. When I try to exit YOUTUBE, the box hangs, it won't respond to any remote buttons or buttons on the box, only a power cycle gets it back.
The issue may well relate to the ads it's trying to show or this version of the app, but I'd like to understand if it's worth even looking for a problem resolution.
Appreciate any help.