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Old 10. Oct 2013, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Youtube wants access to my mic

I was recently watching vids on youtube on an ipad, I opened another app to do something, when I went back to youtube a few minutes later there was a message on screen saying "Youtube wants access to your microphone allow/deny" So of course I denied it as I could not think of any reasonable reason for them to want access or for me to allow it. Has anyone experienced this or know what it is about?
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Old 10. Oct 2013, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like (no pun intended ) it is to do with Flash Player.
Go to Control Panel>Flash Player>Camera and Mic tab> The ask me when a site wants to use the camera or microphoine is selected by default.
If you want to prevent YouTube from attempting to connect to your mic click on Camera and microphone settings by site. All you need do is then add YouTube and the 'problem' should be solved!
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Old 10. Oct 2013, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's still a curious thing though ... why should Youtube want to access your mic?

The only thing I could think of is if it's possible to record videos directly to Youtube without uploading from your HDD, but surely it would then ask for camera permission too? *scratches chin thoughtfully*
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Old 10. Oct 2013, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anyone experienced this or know what it is about?
I have never seen a similar message. It could be because I block all sites from having access to the camera or microphone. I think that's what you should do if you don't want any site to have access to the camera or microphone. I selected to block all sites from having access to anything in all the Windows in Flash settings. Doing that has never caused me problems.

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Old 10. Oct 2013, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Guys, he is talking about an iPad.. I think that's where the difference lies. On a phone, things work a bit different than a PC.

I am moving this to the Mobile forum.
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Old 11. Oct 2013, 12:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So you were using the YouTube app, not the mobile site? Don't know why it would need that permission, unless you meant YouTube Capture. Maybe it has speech recognition.
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Old 12. Oct 2013, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes I was using the youtube app on ipad. I have never had this issue before or since and now that I have denied it I guess it may never come back.

Also I was just browsing not uploading.

Thanks for the advice.
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