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Unable to view videos on YouTube

April 2015

One of the most widely used portals across the globe for watching and streaming videos is YouTube. Sometimes the user may be prompted with error messages whilst viewing videos on YouTube. Messages like disable of Java, no latest version of Flash Player can stop you from watching videos. To enable Java, one has to check the add-on tab in the browser while for the latest Flash player, the user can download it from the YouTube website itself. If the problem continues, then you should still be able to work out a solution depending on the kind of operating system used.

Unable to view videos on YouTube



In the case that you are prompted with an error message that tells you that you have disabled Java or a component that you do not have the latest version Flash Player, while watching your videos on YouTube, you should follow these steps:
  • Check your add-ons in your browser to see if everything is enabled.
  • Download the latest version of Flash Player via the link from YouTube


But if the problem remains unsolved despite a reboot of your computer then:

The solution (Windows Vista)


Start button/MyComputer/Windows/System32/Macromedia/Flash

Click on the executable: FlashUtil10b.exe.
A window will then open: click on installation.
When prompted, restart your computer.

The solution (Windows XP)


Start button /My Computer/Hard drive (C)/Windows/System32/Macromedia/Flash

Click on the executable: FlashUtil10b.exe.
A window will then open: click on installation.
When prompted, restart your computer

Now you can watch your videos without any problem.
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