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A playlist (that isn't your own playlist - and I know the difference since I have numerous playlists on my YouTube account - ) necessarily begins at the beginning, or at the first video listed.
When you interrupt playlist playing, you will probably have to begin it over again - unless you simply pause the video, and then un-pause it later, keeping it in a Tab of your browser until then.
What browser are you using? on what platform or what computer type?
A YouTube playlist ought to come up with a sidebar to the right, listing each video in the list, the earlier ones on the top of the list, the last video in the playlist at the bottom.
There are YouTube settings that allow you (if logged in to your YouTube account) to play through a playlist differently. They may be a factor in what you're asking about, too. A setting can either be (if I recollect correct) Shuffle (or random order), play-through (more or less), or neither. If you're set to 'Neither', playing one video from in the middle of the playlist will simply play that video and leave off; you would need the setting for play-through more or less. Which in my browser, at least, is called Play All (actually not a setting. But it plays all the playlisted videos through in order. The two settings are either Repeat Playlist, or Shuffle... and they are represented by little icons with two arrows each, which are found just beyond but near the upper right of the video being played.)
What browser program are you using please, to access YouTube videos?
I have an answer for your questions... and a practical and easy method. Let me know, please. Thanks.
I was thinking you were using a computer. Thanks for correcting that impression.
When you open YouTube, are you basically tapping on a YouTube icon?
OK. Pause one YouTube video that's part of a playlist.
Open another YouTube video with a different YouTube icon... or open a web browser using the big blue E icon, or whatever web browser your iPad has. (Looking that up... I confess I've never had an iPad... )
That sounds like a solution of sorts. You have a web browser open, you can access
as the web address, then go to whatever video you like, while the (YouTube icon) program with your playlist is on Pause, or its video is Paused, then once that's done, switch back to the YouTube icon/playlist/paused video, and resume that video... and resume that playlist too!
So... if playing on your iPad is fine, then what is wrong?
I'm sorry if I don't get the full picture quite.
Was the picture black but with audio, on the TV? (A)
Or on the iPad, also, as well? (B)
Or only on the iPad but no on the TV was it black with audio ? (C) and I doubt that.
So... were you playing from the playlist onto the TV? when you paused the playlist's video ?
That's unfortunate, if so.
But I'm not the sharpest Expert at iPad configuration, and video use. I've never owned one, as I admitted before.
It seems that a YouTube video on an iDevice cannot play once the YouTube app is backgrounded. That pauses it automatically.
Try this trick, though:
Open Safari browser on your iPad.
Play any of your favorite song on the YouTube website.
Now tap the Home button to go to the home screen, or swipe to switch to a different app, and you’ll notice that the YouTube video has stopped playing.
Swipe up from bottom of screen, to open Control Center, then tap the Play button.
Does that help with the problem? perhaps once you get to 'Control Center, then Play button', you can get video to play on TV or on iPad that is not black-screened.
Great to hear that, Diane. It's true that there's (most of the time) a way, somehow, to use the interface of any computer-type system, properly and with the aimed-at effect.
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