Safari 11.0 on High Sierra does not play any youtube.com videos. It displays instead:

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Youtube videos work just fine on Chrome, but just avoiding advertising bombardment has been enough to become a fan of Safari (even though it's particularly slow at reading my brief start-up HTML file).

How do I add youtube support to Safari 11.0?

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    I don't have any problem playing youtube videos on my MBP. Do you have any content blockers or HTML5 blockers on your system?
    – fsb
    Nov 11 '17 at 19:05
  • @fsb Thanks for the hint. I did in fact have Ad Block, but it wasn't the one. I also had some legacy "Click To Flash" (third-party?) Safari extension. Youtube videos play when I disable that extension.
    – Calaf
    Nov 11 '17 at 19:27
  • Safari doesn't even has supoort for 4K videos but mine works fine with support upto 2K videos, don't know why yours not able to play YouTube videos are you sure you haven't changed anything under developer settings?
    – Sayan
    Nov 11 '17 at 19:42

Go to Safari \ Preferences. Click on Extensions. If you see the extension "ClickToFlash", disable it. ClickToFlash Safari extension

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