Presently I cannot login to YouTube.
I am certain I am entering the credentials correctly for two reasons: 1) I enter the exact same uname and pwd on my PC for YouTube and I get logged in successfully and 2) I went so far as to attach a USB keyboard and discretely validate every single character of my uname and pwd as I entered it.
I did see one thread that articulated this problem, but the thread intimated that, “…Is your gmail account old - before may 2009 - that may be the problem.” and further suggested I create a new YouTube account. This concerns/troubles me for a couple of reasons. One, it doesn’t stand to reason that an account created before some time in 2009 is the problem. Sure, someone may have changed (redirected) authentication requests in increments and for some reason the accounts established before 2009 may have had issues, but the root cause isn’t the origination date of the account. Second, “creating a new youtube account” isn’t real practical for several reasons. For one I want the account I have had for years to work. Two, I have my own channel out there with content. Three who has a burning desire for one more unique account with one more unique password that takes me to one more unique URL?
Long story short, I have tried:
Full Gmail @gmail.com + pw
First half of Gmail + pw
Youtube username +pw
And I consistently get the same, ‘invalid uname and pwd’ message.
Any help greatly appreciated. Apology in advance for the rant tone. It’s just frustrating as all get out that something works one day and the next it doesn’t.