Since yesterday, I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube. I can watch them if they're embedded on another site, but if I actually try to open
a video on Youtube itself, it just shows a black space where the video should be. I haven't updated or changed anything with my browser, and I've
tried disabling a couple addons, which had no effect. I'm using Chrome if it makes any difference. Does anyone know how to fix this?
ETA: Just to add some information, Chrome auto-updates the Flash player, which is the default player used by YouTube. Likely, your Flash plugin got
some updates yesterday which screws up these sort of things. Happens more often and will most likely get fixed after enough people notice it
edit on 16/5/2014 by RationalDespair because: (no reason given)
Chrome's auto-update of Adobe Flash Player probably caused your issue. Try this: go to any YouTube video. Right click on the video window, & choose
"Settings". In the Flash Player Settings panel that appears, see if "Enable Hardware Acceleration" is checked. If it is, uncheck it & click on
"Close". You may need to refresh the page, but that should fix the problem.
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