Why wont these videos play?
When I try and view a youtube video that is usually a music video or any video coming off a well known youtube channel it says I need to upgrade my flash player when I already have mines up to date. Anybody know how to fix this?
- inukjuak90Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Flash Player" messages, and people are telling you to get
or install something, DON'T TOUCH A THING.
You will get absolutely nowhere messing around with "Java",
"Flash" or various web browsers -- and definitely stay away
from software that salespeople (disguised as answerers on
Yahoo) are trying to "sucker" you into buying.
None of those things will help you, because your computer
and YouTube were working perfectly fine a while ago, right?
The first rule-of-thumb and best option should ALWAYS be:
don't disable, erase, uninstall, switch, download, alter, add,
change or install anything. That'll only make matters worse.
are fine. Nothing about watching YouTube videos has really
changed in the past couple of years. If anything, the newer
Flash Players have been known to give many YouTubers a
lot of trouble, especially all 5 variations of version 10. (Why
in the world is there a 10.0.525, 10.1.218, 10.2.26, 10.2.54
and 10.12.36? The only thing that most upgrades are good
for is their potential to create all kinds of software conflicts).
Your problem may fix itself within a couple hours, or by the
next day, because YouTube often "shuts down" a bunch of
their own servers every single day without warning anybody,
in order to update all kinds of stuff. During those occasions,
it is actually YouTube's data transmissions of "Java" and/or
"Flash" that are poor -- not yours.
If the following day your YouTube is still stuck and showing
it is possible that your subdirectories of "temporary internet
files" and memory (many times called "cache") are entirely
maxxed out and cannot take anymore, the end result being
that YouTube videos cannot even make it onto your screen.
"Temporary internet files" are tiny bits of webpages that get
permanently put on your computer's hard-drive. They'll stay
there forever and ever, gradually plugging up your computer
much like hair slowly clogs a sink drain, until you get rid of
them. The solution to that is to clear your "cache" of all the
"TIFs" as well as your "cookies" and "history". Then reboot.
Note 1: if you've got Google Web Accelerator or something
similar to it...dump it, burn it, trash it, disable it, uninstall it;
do all you can to get rid of it -- even though this contradicts
my advice uptop. GWA conflicts with YouTube. Clicking on
"Don't Accelerate This Website" won't help you whatsoever.
(Some downloaders and converters also ruin YouTube too.)
Note 2: longer videos only require "Flash" and "Shockwave"
in order to play smooth. Other than that, avoid all the sales
pitches that some Yahooers are shilling, because they are
really disguised salespeople and peddlers. Their "answers"
have nothing to do with your problem, and their wares may
worsen your problem. Besides, what kind of selfish answer
is that? [my paraphrase] "Although you cannot even watch
or access videos, buy our downloader."
Note 3: a very odd fix that once worked for me was altering
the URL from "www.youtube.com" to simply "youtube.com"
(or you could even try "ca.youtube.com").
Note 4: if you think that "Flash" might be the problem, you
should perhaps consider 9.45 or 9.47. I have never strayed
away from 9.47, and lots of "flashers" swear by 9.45. Think
of those two as you would Windows XP compared to Vista.
Please consider this previous "Best Answer" of mine, then
check out the Asker's comments afterwards:
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you need to re-install the flash (the correct way).
.. make sure all the browsers are NOT running during installation...
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 google search "zillatube" to get it.
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