Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


New Windows 8 computer won't play YouTube videos

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    New Windows 8 computer won't play YouTube videos


    New computer with Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200:

    Won't play YouTube videos.
    Will play Vimeo videos.

    I have tried:
    My usual Chrome Browser, Win 8 version and Desktop version.
    IE, Win 8 and Desktop.
    Running both browsers as Administrator.
    Running IE in compatibility mode.

    My Windows 8 is fully up to date.
    Browsers are fully up to date.
    YouTube is listed as an exception in IE.
    Adobe Flash is up to date.

    I have Trend Micro Titanium as virus and other attack prevention. I can't tell whether it is impacting YouTube or not. Doesn't prevent Vimeo from playing.

    I'm new to Windows 8 so I don't know yet where everything is, but I'm getting up to speed pretty quickly. If someone could suggest another strategy, I'm open to it. So far I like Windows 8 very much, except for this problem.
    Last edited by LindaRAmar; 07 Aug 2013 at 16:09.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    I figured it out. I have a Sprint Airave cell booster between my DSL and my network. It's such an obvious source of the problem, but I've had it only a short time and didn't think to consider it. Another computer on my home network couldn't play YouTube either, so I figured it had to be something both machines had in common. Swapped cables, problem solved. Everything, including Airave, working fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

New Windows 8 computer won't play YouTube videos

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Computer won't play videos or sounds, please help.
I am running a Toshiba computer with Windows 8 and Google Chrome as my default browser. Basically, any videos from any website will load but not play, and any sounds (not necessarily just from Google Chrome) won't play either. For example, when I change the volume of my computer it does not play...
General Support
Problem with youtube videos
Hi, I get the following message when I try to play some of the videos in youtube using IE11, tried deleting browsing history but no luck. Thanks for any help. 43349 EDIT: I can play the video by using search with the name of the video.
Browsers & Mail
How do you play videos consecutively in Windows?
I am using Windows 8 software and want to be able to play a series of videos in a folder consecutively, so they start automatically one after the other. However I have not seen this capability in the standard Windows 8 or Office software. I have tried to figure this out and looked for forums...
Software and Apps
Refreshed PC, Can't get IE or FF to play youtube videos
Hi folks my name is Joe, I'm new here and hope I can get some help. I had to do a PC refresh due to virus attacks on my Win 8 laptop. Whether I try in IE or Firefox I can' get YouTube videos to play. I've installed the most recent Adobe Flash player and plugins as well as JavaScript. When I...
Browsers & Mail
No Sound with Youtube videos
All at once I am not able to get sound from YouTube files on websites or YouTube. On websites I get video and sound as long the file is not a YouTube file. I have tried IE10 and Firefox and still no luck. Adobe Flash plug-in is enabled and I know the sound card is working.
Sound & Audio
Youtube videos stop and more
Hello, Installed windows 8 pro and have 2 questions. First, when I watch a video on youtube, the video stops everytime I go back to the Metro screen... anyway to fix this? it's kinda stupid when I listen to music and want it to run in the background. Also, is there any way to remove Bing...
General Support
Funny Youtube Videos
Ok this is a Thread for Funny Youtube Videos the Preveous Forums Had this Thread why not this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAUI0s8zOE Enjoy ;) Josh
Chillout Room

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook