Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Youtube does not play video.

  1. #1


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926

    Youtube does not play video.


    Hello all, title says it all. Youtube does not play video in IE10, just gives error message.
    Plays fine in Chrome. Installed Flash Player fine using Chrome, but it`s already integrated into IE10.

    What gives ?

    And why can`t we upgrade from IE10 to 11 in 8, but yet we can do it in 7 ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


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


    Are the videos html5 or flash ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


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


    I have 8.1.1 & IE 11---

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


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


    Enable or disable HTML5 at YouTube---

    https://www.youtube.com/html5
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    I have 8 installed, fully updated, will not/does not upgrade to IE11.

    I would assume they are flash, IDK, I just click on a youtube video, it tries to play, I get an error and the screen goes snowy.

    I will look at the link you posted using Chrome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    I did once, I`ll look again.

    I checked Active X filtering and the videos are playing now, I`ll see if it holds.

    This is what I get when I go to that link.

    Looking for Internet Explorer 11?

    You’re in the right place, but Internet Explorer 11 requires Windows 8.1.
    Upgrade to Windows 8.1 now for free to enjoy the fastest, safest Internet Explorer yet.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


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


    Yep.
    Active x should be unchecked.

    I find the html5 option works good.

    & I use software instead of hardware acceleration for viewing videos.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    If I have it unchecked the videos won`t play.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


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


    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    If I have it unchecked the videos won`t play.
    That's odd.
    I always had to uncheck it for videos to play.

    Maybe things have changed.

    I use the HTML5 player not Flash.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Youtube does not play video.
Related Threads
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...
It seems odd that the music stops playing when i alt tab to the desktop, im running google chrome. Is there any way to fix this?
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.
Whenever I watch this video 9MUSES( on second 30 there is an error as shown in this photo (IE/Chrome/Firefox): http://i48.tinypic.com/x3u0s2.png However this doesnt happen in my dad's laptop (Windows 7) nor on my netbook (Windows XP), is it a Windows 8 problem or just my pc? I just...
Slow Youtube video loading in Browsers & Mail
Hi. I have installed Windows 8 professional. With internet browsers (I mainly use Chrome, but I tried IE too) and metro apps I experience this issue, which is that after watching a couple of youtube clips other youtube clips that I would like to watch takes forever to load. In order to fix this...
when i using windows 7, i can upload video but i cannot upload video in windows 8, i can chose file, after 5 mins when i click UPLOAD, it still 0%, PLEASE HELP ME :cry:
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook