Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetYouTube · 1 decade ago

Youtube videos wont play for me!?

i can only watch the vdeo when it says "watch in higher quality" at the bottom right of the video other than that the screen just stays loading


BTW i have comcast internet

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    probably network traffic is high, or something..

    these will help you...

    1. Use Opera browser, it will load faster and smoother, and re-install latest flash.

    get the latest flash player, and install it.. make sure all the browsers are NOT running during installation... this is the right way to install the flash player.


    2. It could be due to slow connection or high traffic.

    Try watching it during off peak hours, the video will be smoother.

    Or you could watch it offline smoothly... try using 'zillatube' .

    It works well - Just yahoo or google search "zillatube" to get it.


  • 1 decade ago

    This type of situation occurs frequently whenever YouTube

    temporarily shuts down some of its servers to update stuff.

    If your YouTube seems slow or stuck, and you get strange

    messages on your computer screen or advice from people

    to update, change or install things:....DON'T. It's never good

    to fool around with things you may not be comfortable with

    or knowledgeable about -- such as java scripts, flash players,

    firewall settings, antivirus utilities, pop-up blockers, registries,

    or even different browsers. Absolutely none of those things

    are going to help you, because your computer/YouTube was

    working perfectly fine before, right?

    The first and best option should ALWAYS be to try and work

    with what you already have -- rather than disabling, erasing,

    separating, uninstalling, altering, downloading, installing, or

    changing things (which will make things worse for you).

    The problem of slow or stuck downloading-buffering-playing

    will often correct itself within a few hours or by the next day.

    If it doesn't, then there may be a problem with your "cache",

    especially if you get "java script" or "flash player" messages.

    (That's why channel pages may sometimes appear normal,

    but not regular video pages.)

    Whenever YouTube seems stuck or displays strange things,

    it is best to empty your cache of all "temporary internet files",

    "cookies" and "history". Things are usually okay afterwards.

    If you're not quite sure how to do this, or if you want several

    other tips on how to make YouTube run faster (all without

    having to change anything), then please click on my avatar

    and email me. I will lead you through "cache" clearing and

    all the other tips with easy and understandable "baby steps".

    (Note: a big source of problems is Google Web Accelerator.

    If you have it, uninstall/disable it no matter what -- even if it

    contradicts my own advice).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In this case, you can try to download the vid before watching.

    I'm using Moyea flv downloader. It downloads very fast with high quality and supports full screen.

    And it is FREE.

    It is very easy to handle.

    You needn't get the url when downloading the vid.

    Just press "start recording"

    Click in the page where the vid is playing

    The downloader will automatically save it to your hard disk.

    Then you can watch it with the embeded flv player.

    You can search "flv downloader" on for more info.

  • 4 years ago

    HI check the Security settings in ur Internet Options in ur Control Panel. Click Start then Control Panel and then Internet Options. Make sure ur sliders are on Medium when u click the Security Tab at the top and the Privacy tabs at the top. Also, make sure u don't have a " Pop Up Blocker " on ur Browser in the toolbar u will see Settings click on that and then uncheck the Pop Up Blocker. Try that !!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do you have webaccelerator or something like that?

    I was having the same problem and found an answer back in the archives that suggested that might be the problem.

    I turned it off and voila! I could view youtube again

  • 1 decade ago

    sounds like a flash problem, try downloading a new version of Flash 9.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you need java flash player 9

  • 1 decade ago

    go to and download the latest version of flashwave. once u download that you can go to youtube and refresh the page then that should do it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    u need adobe flash player

  • 1 decade ago

    you need adobe flashplayer or just download safari, firefox, and opera9

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