1. oldman45's Avatar
    I am currently experiencing a problem where YouTube does not play in Edge.

    I had a problem with IPlayer but enabling Flash Player solved this so it would appear that it is not Flash Player that is causing the problem.

    Any help would be gratefully received.
    06-27-2017 03:31 AM
  2. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Upgraded YouTube is extremely laggy... it freezes here and there on high-end machine, and totally crashes when I use "Ctrl+C"

    I would give up on YouTube like I did on the rest google services... but there is no alternative yet -.-
    06-27-2017 04:34 AM
  3. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    You could try switching to Opera? I find the browser extremely fine and useful.
    06-28-2017 12:42 PM
  4. Kot Prada's Avatar
    You could try switching to Opera? I find the browser extremely fine and useful.
    No! Stop it! Cause if seems like advertisement here already!
    06-29-2017 08:07 AM
  5. queensoft's Avatar
    Please explain "YouTube does not play in Edge."
    Does the page load at all, are there any error messages ?
    Edge is way yo new, Flash is way too old, you don't need flash for youtube on edge.
    Maybe enabling flash messed things up.
    Did Youtube worked on Edge before enabling flash ?
    Did you try to disable flash ?
    Did you try to completely reset Edge : https://www.howtogeek.com/237527/how...in-windows-10/
    07-27-2017 01:48 AM
  6. oldman45's Avatar
    Greetings queensoft

    Thanks for replying and sorry for the delay.

    Answering your questions in order:

    When I load up YouTube the site loads and videos can be selected but the play screen stays black and displays 'An error occurred. Please try later (playback ID ----). There is no apparent way to enable play although all the controls are there.

    I understand Flash is integrated into Edge but there is no way to enable it or allow it.

    YouTube stopped working after I had a major issue with Windows following an automatic upgrade. I paid for an MS technician to correct the issue, which took around 8 hours as the technician reinstalled and cleaned up everything as well as making registry modifications.

    Following this work I had to enable several applications but as I said I cannot get into Flash. There are other minor issues where Edge does not play certain files. To get around all this I use IE which works perfectly.

    I have been advised the best route is to do a Fresh Start and install a fresh copy of Windows. I am a bit nervous of this as I am not confident about reinstalling any deleted applications that I want to keep.

    Sorry for all the information but I would be glad of any advice.
    07-31-2017 02:17 AM

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