In need of Tech Help

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    Jun 25, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    For some odd reason, none of youtube videos are playing on my laptop. In fact I can not stream a single video at all!

    What gives? I tried re installing adobe flash, no luck. I scanned my computer for any viruses and found none.

    I'm really puzzled and I don't know what to do about it.

    Can anyone help me out?
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    I did that to myself with an ad-blocker browser plugin...

    Something about profiles and playlists on RJ. icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Restart your computer.

    Did that work? If not, update your flash player. http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html.

    If that one didn't work, update your browser. I recommend either Firefox or Chrome. Then go back to that flash player link and install it.

    If all three of those didn't work, go buy a new computer.
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    Jun 25, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    System restore to a previous date before it occured.
  • Machina

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    Jun 25, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    If your using IE you could go to the "Tools" menu and select Internet Options. From the box which pops-up, click on the "General" tab. Towards the bottom you will see a button which corresponds to resetting all IE settings to default. Click it. Restart IE when it is finished and then the Adobe Flash Player Active X plugin should hopefully work again. Good luck. icon_biggrin.gif
  • tckrguys

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    Jun 25, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    I had the almost the same problem and changed my DNS server. I recommend using Google's DNS servers. Here is a link that should help you change the settings..
    https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    Install the Google Chrome web browser, it works better
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    Jun 26, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. My best bud (Footballhawk) found the problem. It seems Real Player was trying to set it self as the default video player instead of shockwave.

    He also installed Ad Blocker too.


    Thanks everyone for your solutions as well!
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    Jun 26, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    I am derailing this thread by imagining you and Footballhawk in the same room at the same time. Don't mind me. icon_razz.gif

    Fivealive saidThanks guys. My best bud (Footballhawk) found the problem. It seems Real Player was trying to set it self as the default video player instead of shockwave.

    He also installed Ad Blocker too.


    Thanks everyone for your solutions as well!