Why Doesn't My YouTube Work?
March 7, 2011 6:01 AM Subscribe
Why won't YouTube videos play properly on my home computer?
posted by Hanuman1960 to computers & internet (5 answers total)
Hive Mind I need your help! I have checked the previous questions for this issue and didn't see anything.
All of a sudden, just since this past Friday, when we try to play a YouTube video from the Youtube site, the sound will play but the video portion won't. But, if I hit the "Pop Out" function tab, it will open a new window and the video will play properly on that!
And this only happens on the YouTube site. I can watch embedded YouTube videos on other websites without any problem. I can even copy and embed a video onto my blog and it will play properly there!
We have an older computer with Windows XP and IE for a browser. The only thing that was different that I noticed when this first started was that YouTube prompted me for my password before it would let me see the video.
My significant other swears that he didn't change any settings and while I'm a little more computer literate than he is, I am stumped as to where to begin to look for the answer.
Any help, in easy to follow instructions, would be appreciated! Thanks!