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Lost ability to view Youtube videos

  1. #1

    Lost ability to view Youtube videos


    Windows 8 IE 10 (All recent updates)
    Like to watch wood working videos on Youtube. No problems before today ,now they will not play. Been reading and some mention of ActiveX and Flashplayer settings. I have done now changes to any settings since all was working fine. What should I be looking at to fix ?

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    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Running firefox? They just added a add-on to use HTML5 instead of flash for browser. Check the Alt-Tools-Add-ons for YouTube. I had to disable it to avoid getting a really annoying dialog box every time I would try to play a video.
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    EDIT: Shoot, just read that you are using IE... Well, still, heh.
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    He SAID he was using IE 10. It's Active X Filtering, shut it OFF:

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    Checked and ActiveX filtering was unchecked so clicked it on. Video still not playing. If I slide the time button along on the bottom of video I see still pictures but video not playing
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    Tried another video said Flash Player 9.0 or greater is required. You have no flash plugin installed
    Yet Adobe says I have Flash player 11.8.800.175 installed
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    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Make sure you have the latest version of flash installed - Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player And make sure you un-tick the optional stuff, or else you get more than just flash. In short make damn sure you read what's being installed. Adobe has gotten sneaky about installing stull like "Toolbar" and other crap.

    With that, you still need to make sure you have the latest version of flash, just make sure it's flash and nothing else.

    Edit I just read where you posted you have flash. That said, click Tools, Manage add-ons, make sure Toolbars and Extensions is highlighted and make sure Shockwave Flash Object is Enabled

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    Yes gone to Tools, Manage add-ons, settings Under Microsoft Windows 3rd party component is "Shockwave Flash Object " and is enabled. I does not say Adobe Systems Incorporated as in yours
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    Under tools ActiveX Filtering , should it have a checkmark or not?
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    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by fdenny View Post
    Yes gone to Tools, Manage add-ons, settings Under Microsoft Windows 3rd party component is "Shockwave Flash Object " and is enabled. I does not say Adobe Systems Incorporated as in yours
    It should. If it doesn't perhaps you should look into it.
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    Should I Uninstall and try re-installing
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