Windows XP forum: YouTube videos won't play

by: gjy8s March 26, 2008 9:22 PM PDT

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YouTube videos won't play

by gjy8s - 3/26/08 9:22 PM

I am running Window XP Home. Lately, I have been having trouble getting any video to play on YouTube. Each time, I get the following message.

"Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."

Yet JavaScript is on and I've uninstalled all previous Flash players and installed Flash 9. I also turned off pop-up and ad blockers and deleted cookies and temporary internet files. Also, there are no other default players that I am aware of. In short, I did everything YouTube's rather useless help site suggested and still have the same problem.

Frankly, I'm surprised YouTube reconfigured their system to stream using Flash 9 if they haven't worked out all the bugs with their interface and if they apparently aren't able to provide proper support on their Help site.

Has anyone else had this issue? If so, any suggestions. As you can imagine, I've been working on this for a number of hours and am quite frustrated at YouTube!

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