People keep putting links in to different youtube videos and my computer refuses to play them. All I get is a black screen where the video should be playing. I keep thinking I'm dealing with a security block or hangup or something but the darn thing worked fine one day, and did not the next. I don't remember downloading anything and suddenly I get a black video screen. Anyone have any ideas?
Mike, try updating your Adobe Flash Player that will normally fix the issue. There are know issues with browser add-ons also. If the update fails to cure the problem, disable the add-ons.
First clear your cache & cookies and then restart your computer.
To clear your cache ...
FireFox: Tools > Clear Private data > check cache and cookies and click "Clear Private Data Now"
Internet Explorer 7: Tools > Delete Browsing History > Delete Files, Delete cookies
Then, If that doesn't help you YouTube suggests you uninstall Adobe's flash player using Adobe's uninstall tool, restart your computer and then reinstall the flash player (it's a really good idea to always do that instead of just trying to update it). ...
YouTube Help Center: "The video won't play—what's wrong?"
"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: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgeba…
Once you're done, restart your computer and follow Adobe’s instructions for reinstalling Flash: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/…
And Mike...put down the cappucino....
Click refresh ya big dummy! Itll play... troop
Hey, why are you guys giving me a hard time. I wouldn't do it to you. Especially you "chunky little Wisco buddy" and I haven't had supper yet so no canadian cappucino until I eat first.
Mike, I had the same thing happened to mine starting yesterday and what cured mine was pushing the reset button on the back of the modem. I am not a computer guy but googled it and this is what was suggested and worked for me. The other guys may have the better answer for you but thought I would throw this in for you to consider. Chet
Forget my suggestion Mike, mine is acting up again. I'll go with Don's suggestion. Go'na get off and try to fix mine the right way....Chet
My Youtube stuff has been dragging lately. Unplugged the modem for a minute then plugged it back in. Download speed went from 4 mbs to 7.5 mbs.
Hey Mike, step up and buy the DVD "1001 Ways to Boil Water" and quit being so damn cheap!