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problems playing videos

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    problems playing videos

    Hi, i just got a new computer with windows 8 and can't seem to watch any videos on youtube. It plays the sound but I can't see anything. I've searched other posts similar and done a google search for this problem and some answers seem to recommend drivers or codec or something. I don't know how to install any driver or codec or where to look. I don't even know what drivers or codec really are. Anyone care to help me out in a way that is easy to follow for a non technical person? Thanks for any help

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    What browser are you using? You need to make sure that you have adobe flash player installed and some sites require Java and for MS sites you need Silverlight.
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  3. #3

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    You need Flash Player for one thing.
    If you do need codecs, they self install to the proper location.

    I use Chrome but some settings in Internet Explorer probably need to be activated.

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    Save this image & open it in Paint.It's LONG.

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