Downloading videos from YouTube is a common practice and there are plenty of softwares that allow you to do that. However, once on your computer, you might have encountered difficulties playing the latest downloads with VLC but not with the older videos. The present article discusses different solutions for this problem, so if this is what you are searching for, then keep reading.
One of the most common causes of this problem is related to the download software you are using. There are some downloaders, such as RealDownloader that haven’t been updated for some time, which means that they aren’t compatible with YouTube’s latest updates. We recommend that you uninstall the adds-on for this software and replace them with compatible ones, such as the YouTube Video and Audio downloader adds-on for Mozilla Firefox.
Another compatibility problem may be related to the extensions of the video formats. To check if this is your case, follow these steps:
If you wonder what is a codec, here’s a little explanation. The word codec comes from Encoding and Decoding. What codecs do is compress and decompress digital media files.
However, if you can’t play videos on VLC, this may be because your computer is missing an audio or a video codec. To check which ones are installed on your computer, you can use a dedicated software or use the Windows Media Player help file with follow these steps:
K Lite Codec Pack contains the most popular codecs that media players use.