If you encounter a problem launching YouTube videos, please try the following steps.
Update your browser
Visit this YouTube web page and see if you can use all the site’s features to play videos. If the system reports that you have the latest version of the browser installed, everything should work. Otherwise, you can select your browser from the list and update it using the link provided.
Clear cookies and cache
If the error persists in the cache, it may cause the video to fail to play. To clear your cache and cookies, go to the “History” tab in your browser. It can also be called “History.” Select the item “Delete / clear recent history” and tick the boxes that need to be deleted: cache and cookies. After that, restart your browser and try relaunching the YouTube video.
Check other browsers
Check if the same problem occurs in all browsers. If the video does not load in only one browser, update it and check what add-ons and extensions you have installed recently – perhaps they are interfering with the correct operation of YouTube. Alternatively, you can use a different browser until the problem is resolved for all programs.
If the video does not start even after you have completed all the steps described above, then outdated software may be to blame.
- The Flash Player is less and less used on YouTube, but sometimes you need to install it to play videos. Download and install the latest Flash Player.
- Also, if you have not updated your computer software for a long time, Java problems may arise. Download the latest Java and try opening the YouTube video again.