YouTube - error: 400
I see MANY posts regarding YouTube video playback issues. Fortunately, videos have been playing just fine for me, but I can no longer navigate the YouTube site, itself!
It started 4-6 months ago. After 2-3 weeks of up-time, clicking on any YouTube folder apart from "Home" (such as: History, Subscriptions, Search, etc.), resulted in an error: 400 response. Restarting Vivaldi would solve the problem for another 2-3 weeks. Annoying, yes, but restarting the browser every few weeks is not a big deal in the whole scheme of things. After a recent Vivaldi update, however, this navigation problem is now chronic. I can now only access the "Home" folder.
After a quick search, I saw no one else with complaint, so I am hopeful that someone may have a helpful suggestion. Thanks in advance.
Linux 4.9.88-83 LTS
Vivaldi ver. 1.14.1077.55 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
I spoke too soon. I can no longer play YouTube videos, either. :(
CantankRus last edited by
For a start, upgrade as latest version is 1.14.1077.60
Then if problems still, try running with fresh profile.
So, I went to vivaldi://settings/ and added another user. This action automatically launched a second instance of Vivaldi, using the ~/.config/vivaldi/Profile1 preferences, instead of the ~/.config/vivaldi/Default preferences. Video playback and YouTube site navigation now work flawlessly in this instance (at the moment).
Q: is there any easy way to determine what is broken in ~/.config/vivaldi/Default, or (as I suspect) is my only recourse to delete this folder and start building another profile/preferences from scratch? In other words, in the dozens of folders and config files contained in ~/.config/vivaldi/Default can anyone think of any specific setting(s) that only apply to YouTube (since I am not experiencing browsing issues with any other websites) which would trigger the following message:
- That’s an error.
Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request. That’s all we know.
- That’s an error.
TbGbe last edited by
@k3f3lml I would suspect extensions or maybe cookies.
But you should be able to copy notes, bookmarks etc
For info on which data is where.
For those of you following along at home, a corrupted cookie seems to have been the cause for my YouTube troubles.
I'd like to thank everyone for their helpful suggestions. ; )