You Tube

  Yimbo 19:54 07 Dec 2008
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Any ideas why my PC won't play You Tube videos? It did last week!

  MAT ALAN 19:55 07 Dec 2008

It's broken...

  MCE2K5 20:13 07 Dec 2008

lol.

Like it ;-)

  lotvic 20:26 07 Dec 2008

Ho Ho Ho, you two :o) merry chrimble

Yimbo

Try this help page from YouTube click here

This is what the first help section advises:

""Videos on YouTube are streamed through an Adobe Flash player. For the best viewing experience, we suggest you install the latest version of Adobe Flash after removing any old versions you've installed.

Please completely uninstall Flash before reinstalling the latest version.

To uninstall Flash, please follow Adobe's instructions, listed here: click here

Once you've finished, restart your computer and follow Adobe's instructions for reinstalling Flash: click here

If the instructions above don't resolve the issue, please try the following:

1. Temporarily disable any popup-blocking software installed on your computer to test.
2. Allow youtube.com as a trusted site in your Firewall software.
3. Ensure that other applications, such as Quicktime, iTunes, Real Player or Windows Media Player aren't set as the default streaming application, as this might affect the video player.

Windows Vista users:

If the flash uninstall/re-install does not work, this may be due to a Microsoft Windows Vista permissions issue.

Please use the Windows button at the bottom left-hand corner, then the search function:

1. Go to: C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\
2. Right-click on the following file: FlashUtil9b.exe or FlashUtil9e.exe
3. Select "Run as Administrator" and install the update.
4. Restart your computer.

Was this information helpful?""

  MAT ALAN 20:29 07 Dec 2008

HEY!!! i was gonna put that..

  lotvic 20:34 07 Dec 2008

He He He, I figured you were 'on it' and thought I would get in first :))

  MAT ALAN 21:11 07 Dec 2008

I am sure your solution will work, and taking into consideration the amount of info Yimbo posted its testament to the members of this forum who come up with detailed answers like yours...

  lotvic 21:16 07 Dec 2008

but all I did was Google YouTube it ;-)

(albeit superbly)

  Yimbo 11:50 08 Dec 2008

Glad my posting gave you so much amusement - specially at Christmas! Thank you, lotvic - - your advice did the trick!

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