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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?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    If your YouTube is getting bombarded with "JavaScript" and

    "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.

    I'm 100% positive both your "JavaScript" and "Flash Player"

    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

    you those awful "JavaScript" and "Flash Player" messages,

    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 "" to simply ""

    (or you could even try "").

    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:

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  • Anonymous
    1 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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    6 years ago

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