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New Windows 8 computer won't play YouTube videos

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
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    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
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