I can't watch video clips

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 Savouge -
Hello,
my computer can't display video clips as in youTube and many other websites !
and I lately did many changed so that I don't know in which the problem
firstly, I installed the cursed antivirus Norton 360 then it blocked all the vedio clips
then it asked me to update my window Xp but some files failed to be updated
SO, I removed the Norton 360 from my computer BUT till now I can't watch vedio clips
Please any one can help !

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This can be fixed although it may take an hour or so - and you don't need to pay or buy anything!!! This info is for people who don't know about computers.

I'm 52 and only involved with computers for the past 10 years. As time passed I was shelling out brain surgeon fees to "computer experts". So just as I did with cars, I learned some things for myself.

You can't watch a youtube video - the screen says "You either have javascript turned off or your Adobe Flash is too old" or such like. First, go to Tools at top of page, then scroll down to Internet Options, click Security heading and go to Custom Level. In there, scroll down til you come to the section for Active Script. Make sure your setting for running script is Enabled. If this is the problem, you enable it, restart your computer and away you go!

BUT! This info is all over the net when you type in this question. What if your script is already set at Enable and it still won't work? You need to go to Adobe on your computer - remember I'm writing this as a geek for other geeks to understand - click start, your menu appears, go to Programmes contained on your pc, look for all the programmes you have on your computer. There will be a long list of programmes like Internet Explorer, Games, Java, Media Player all in alphabetical order. Go to Java and make sure it is Enabled. If not, then enable it and you are sorted!

BUT! You do this and still can't watch youtube. Go to Abobe and download Flash Player 10. If you do and it looks like you have downloaded it - the page says "you have successfully downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0... but you have the same problem - then you must go to your pc Security system, Norton or whatever it is. Click on it til it comes up on your screen. Disable everything. It will warn you you are unprotected etc., but don't worry you're not going to be threatened. Shut it all down, ie change the settings to leave your pc without protection. It will ask "How long do you want to remain unprotected?" Reply "Until I tell you" because you might need some time.

Go to settings and remove the firewall, security inspector and anything that is stopping you from downloading the java or flash you need. THIS IS TEMPORARY BTW DO NOT DISARM IT PERMANENTLY. Once your pc has no protection it will allow the downloads you need through. The pc security thinks it's helping you but all it's doing is causing more problems by blocking what you're rtying to do. In fact, if you look at your security report it will tell you it's blocked Adobe and if you've done it a couple of times it will treat it as an attack. Go to Abobe's page on the web. Now you are going to need to download the programme that lets you UNINSTALL whatever Flash Player you have. Clear it out and then install the up-to-date one. Your machine is confused so clear the system of Flash and put in the new one you download from Adobe's site.

You're home and dry. This takes about an hour in total, but when I did it the first time it took about 10 hours!
Reset your Firewall, blockers and security.
Hope this helps those who don't know too much. Please consider becoming a socialist and lets make the world a better place.
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ha ha, I already concider myself one. going to try all of your suggestions.
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thankx
barney you are a LEGEND.
Thnakx for ur help
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thannnnnnnk yoouu
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o man ur a genius and yet humble
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Hi, I tried disarming my firewall then downloading the latest version of adobe flash player and it really works! Thank you! However, it fixed only one out of the two problems I faced recently. The other persistent problem is that even with the latest flash player, I'm still unable to watch embeded videos. If I watch the video on youtube, it works fine. Are you able to help me with this?
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i have a mac computer and I can't watch any youtube videos.... I keep getting a message that said I don't have the latest version of adobe downloaded... when I download adobe still there is nothing that happpens as far as the video play goes
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Yo yo people around the world,
for some reason I cant watch any videos on facebook,youtube, ECT..
or play any games or nothing!,
a sign comes up saying 'an error has occurred please try again later.
i cant seem to solv the problem its gettin on my nervs TBH!.

iff any ov u now how to solv it please add my emial.. thanksyou
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I could watch the freaking videos this morning, but now they are all "Green-screen". I have tried everything from restarting my computer to reinstalling all programs related to Mozilla Firefox, still doesn't work.
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You must have Mozilla Firefox!!!!!!
But a lot of people do not know, that Mozilla apparently set to dial-up connection, when you install it on your computer, so you have to make a little change in the Mozilla configuration-depending on your internet connection:
dial-up, wireless, dsl or cabel!!!!!!! and do not forget the condition of your computer, CPU and RAM!!!!
More info to help at Darell Norton How to speed up Mozilla blogspot.org
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I have the same problem but I have the webroot antivirus.
once I try to watch a video or hear music from any site
it tells me I have the javascript of and that I ned to download the adobe player ?
i downloaded it and it made my internet slower ?
What can I do to fix this problems??????
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Hi all actually I have the same problem , the youtube site appears in my internet explorer but the vedio displays just white empty , I know that if this happen we should install flash player ( shock waver ) , but this didn't help in my case any other advice I will be thankful . thank you
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hey, my lil cousin came over the other day and deleted a bunch of stuff

i dont exactly know what she deleted, but when I go on youtube, the page is blank.
when I go on system restore the whole page is white and u cant see anything.
when I try go download flash player.. it wont let me?


can you please help me??
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i am trying to uploada video to youtube but it keeps saying cannot convert video file can anyonee help me with this please as I have an audition for x factor in a few weeks thanks
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> tamimsgirl
hey girl you need to install a new flash player
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HELLOW DEAR FRIENDS.
GOOD DAY TO YOU.

I REQUIRE YIUR IMMEDIATE HELP. MY PROBLEM IS THAT I CAN'T WATCH VIDEO CLIPS IN YOIUTUBE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE. I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE: " Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. "
I HAVE INSTALLED THE LATEST VERSION OF ADOBE'S FLASH PLAYER AS REQUIRED, BUT HTE PROBLEM STII EXIST, ALTHOUGH THE JAVASCRIPT IS TURNED ON.

WHAT SHALL I DO. PLEASE HELP ME.

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

BEST REGARDS

HH
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i can't watch youtube video's please solve my problem.......
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I dont really know what Im doing or wherever in the world I am right now...
But I have the same freaking problem... Any videos from any sits don't work
at all, it doesn say that I need to install javascript or anything, it's just plain
freaking white, then I try going on adobe, which the supposed to pop up
window doesn't... I don't know what to do, some please help meeeee......
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why dont you install flash player. My internet videos always play when I do
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MY laptop can downlaod movies but it's didn't show any of the video but only sounds.
Can anyone please tell me if something wrong with my LAptop ?

IF anyone knows please email me:
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I inserted the chip card from my little Sony video camera and don't know how to get it to show the video on my computer? Help please?
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it is cuz u aint got adobe flash player and I am fucking mad cuz I cant my grandpa wont let me:(!
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I would like to watch seminars on my laptop. Every time the webinar will play for 6 secs. then cut off for 1-2 min., come back on for three words, then gone again. A circular flashing line with time-out numbers inside taunts me. If I wanted to watch a clip that was 30 min. long, I would be watching for 1-1/2 hrs.. I am getting very frustrated and annoyed. I hope that you have a good answer.
Java is very present.
Thanx, Richard
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i want to get tips on how to watct videos online
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hey you need to restore back your pc to an earlier time and if you dont have a recovery you need to tell the error code and I will help u
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video clips cant open up on my pc
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> seed
I M NOT ABLE TO SEE AUDIO AND VIDEO CLIPS ONLINE
PLS HELP
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> SURESH
there are two things you must do
enable java script on internet options and get the latest flash player
just chilll out braaa
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can't get in to yahoo mesg. the err 81003004
and I can't watch any utube

HELp
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> fosty
I can't get my utube to play, can you help me?
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hey guys what heppen to me?i cant see videos in youtube but only in youtube what happen..when im pressing to see a video it write to me <An error occurred,plz try again later> and when I try later nothink..again the same problem
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Simply switch over to using Mozilla Firefox as your browser and you will be able to watch Youtube videos. Still can't get Internet Explorer to allow viewing of Youtube video and audio together though.
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Go to control panel and uninstall or remove adobe flash player..if it is there. Then go to Adobe and download adobe flash player and reinstall it. The same thing just happened to me...so that is what I did and now it is working.

aw
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i have same problem later and im using eeePC 4g surf LINUX... and now, can watch movies again.. this is what ive done..
open your synaptic package manager then click on the "installed" on the left panel.
then, try to find 'adobe-flash-payer' and RIGHT click it to "MARK FOR REMOVAL".
when your done, try to look to left panel again and click 'NOT INSTALLED'.
after that, look to the right panel again and search for 'ADOBE-FLASH-PLAYER' and double click it and choose 'FOR INSTALLATION'.
when your done, restart your system or browser then look for some videos if you can watch already... if not, just format your eeePC to factory settings... just save your 'dont want to delete files' before doing that.. or if you dont want to do that, just ask professional linux techs for a real help..
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When I watch videos on youtube it keeps saying the internet explorer has stopped working even though it is not so I get really annoyed so if anyone can help please do and thanks if you give me answers to all
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hey im not sure if this is the same problem but if I go to a website and I try and open a video through Windows Media Player it just opens a blank window on the internet and says "page cannot be found" or something like that anyone know what I can do??
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actually this has nothing to do with Norton, I format pc's on the regular. so I know that if you try to view a video from you tube the problems is that you need to download "adobe flash player", also you may need to also put some drivers back in .. like your Ethernet, video and audio.
hope this helped
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