Help! Why cant i watch videos on youtube?

Help! somehow my computer cant watch youtube videos anymore. I tried doing what they said so i got to the adobe flash player site and download it. for some odd reason i still cant watch the videos it keeps saying the same thing. can aanyone help me? :(

20 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    If your YouTube is getting bombarded with "JavaScript" and

    "Flash Player" messages, and people are telling you to get

    or install something, please...DON'T TOUCH A THING. You

    will get nowhere fooling around with "Java", "Flash", or even

    different web browsers.

    None of those things will help you, because your computer

    and YouTube were working perfectly fine a while ago, right?

    The first rule-of-thumb and best option should ALWAYS be:

    don't disable, erase, uninstall, switch, download, alter, add,

    change or install anything. That'll only make matters worse.

    I'm 100% positive both your "JavaScript" and "Flash Player"

    are fine. Nothing about watching YouTube videos has really

    changed in the past couple of years. If anything, the newer

    Flash Players have been known to give many YouTubers a

    lot of trouble, especially all 5 variations of version 10. (Why

    in the world is there a 10.0.525, 10.1.218, 10.2.26, 10.2.54

    and 10.12.36? The only thing that most upgrades are good

    for is their potential to create all kinds of software conflicts).

    Your problem may fix itself within a couple hours, or by the

    next day, because YouTube often "shuts down" a bunch of

    their own servers every single day without warning anybody,

    in order to update all kinds of stuff. During those occasions,

    it is actually YouTube's data transmissions of "Java" and/or

    "Flash" that are poor -- not yours.

    If the following day your YouTube is still stuck and showing

    you those awful "JavaScript" and "Flash Player" messages,

    it is possible that your subdirectories of "temporary internet

    files" and memory (many times called "cache") are entirely

    maxxed out and cannot take anymore, the end result being

    that YouTube videos cannot even make it onto your screen.

    "Temporary internet files" are tiny bits of webpages that get

    permanently put on your computer's hard-drive. They'll stay

    there forever and ever, gradually plugging up your computer

    much like hair slowly clogs a sink drain, until you get rid of

    them. The solution to that is to clear your "cache" of all the

    "TIFs" as well as your "cookies" and "history". Then reboot.

    Note 1: a very odd fix that once worked for me was altering

    the URL from "" to simply ""

    (or you could even try "").

  • tandie
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Iwatch Youtube

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago


    sometimes adobe flash player is not properly installed or damaged and can cause problems to your videos. For instance if your videos are not showing up on facebook or youtube probably you don't have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. You should definitely download Adobe Flash Player (get one of the latest versions though) and you are very likely to solve your problem

    Get it here

    Good Bye

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hi there,

    The last version of Adobe Flash Player is the only solution if you have problems to watch videos online, like if you see black screen or if you have problems to load the video.

    If you need a recent version of Adobe Falsh Player. Here is a free download:

    I hope it helps

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sometimes the video has to buffer. go onto a video and watch the bottom line near where it says play/pause. i red line comes up, this shows you how much buffering is left. i had the same problem it took 20 minutes to buffer the whole way through. but it works now just keep restarting the internet or just wait for it to buffer

    hope this helps :]

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    That's interesting

  • 1 decade ago

    What browser are you using? Firefox? Internet Explorer? What windows are you running? Windows XP? Vista? an older version of windows? Or is it a mac? Things liek this will help other people answer your question better.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dude, if it keeps on saying the same problem then, i think there is really a problem on your installation of adobe flash player, are you sure you have installed it completedly? may be you just downloaded it and thought it is done, dude you have to install it and make sure that you see this phrase "Successfully Completed". Hope this help....

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you sure its properly installed?Maybe you thought you installed it but something went wrong and you didnt.

    check in your Control Panel if adobe flash player is there.

    then refresh the youtube page.

    good luckk (:

  • 1 decade ago

    try to sign up for a youtube account

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