Youtube videos not playing on Chrome – Solved

I’ve been having a few issues with Youtube videos not playing in my Google Chrome browser. Instead, I just get a black screen and misery. I could, however, get those same videos to play on Internet Explorer.

This situation was beginning to irk me, so I did some rudimentary exploration around my Chrome place and found out that it was a Flash player plugin conflict which was causing the problem.

Having found that out, this is how I solved it.

  • Check your plugins by typing chrome://plugins/ into the URL bar.
  • Look for the Adobe Flash Player plugin. You may see that it says (2 files) after the plugin name. Therein lies your problem:


  • I found that the easiest way around this was to Disable one of those files.
  • To do that, look to the top right hand corner of the plugins tab and click the little + Details link.
  • This will open up the individual files each of which will have a Disable link.
  • Choose one to disable and… er… disable it. It will become greyed out.
  • Restart your Chrome browser and test by looking at a page with a Youtube video on it.
    Like this one, for example.

And there you go. Please leave thanks, comments and cold, hard cash in the comments section below.

Happy Youtubing.

2 thoughts on “Youtube videos not playing on Chrome – Solved

  1. Yeh, Thank you so much , finally I can fix this problem. anyway , why it has 2 version at the same time ?

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