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Black screen,no play buttons

Whenever i want to play a video, i click on the
video, then that takes me to the screen where it should start playing,
and everything loads right, because i see everything except the video
itself, all i get is a black screen, no audio. I dont even get a
button to press play or pause. its just a black rectangle. Ive
followed the suggestion to unistal adobe flash, and then reinstall it
with the latest version..and then restart your computer. So iv done
all that and the problem still persists. and i know its not just the
site down because i can get on my main computer upstairs and watch
videos all day long. If you could help me that would be amazing, thanks

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • arniebird Jan 03, 2009

    exact same please

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i have the same post ... plz help

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    help! :(

  • connor6 Jan 31, 2009

    i load all the video and it doesnt give me any audio buttons or play buttons, strange !

  • djspiderman Feb 02, 2009

    Hello - have tried both of these answers and neither has worked - any other ideas would help save my hair! Thanks in advance...

  • Davaisajobby Feb 02, 2009

    I could smash my computer in - Help!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Same exact thing is happening to me. im so mad about this. whats the problem?

  • zhania123 Feb 11, 2009

    my youtube screen is black because eveytime i play something it don't come on it stays black plz help

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    help plz. help i have the same problem....

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009


  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    viedo wont work

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009 the play buttons and the volume, all of the things that make it work have disappeared.

  • nisujha
    nisujha Jul 22, 2012

    Go To Tools->clear your private/browsing data



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You have to download video and audio codecs for that matter. Go to this link:

Download it. When a box appears, Click Run button. 

*Drop me a comment and i will assist you guys. Your vote will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

Best regards

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I had a black screen on youtube, no control buttons.
The odd thing was that I could play most of the featured vids.
I fiddled around for half the day uninstalling, reinstalling things.
!!! and finally found the soulution to my particular problem!!!
tools>internet options>security
When I got to that point I noticed that the 'enable protected mode'
box was checked..UNCHECK IT!.
Youtube now works for all vids, Hopefully I'll have no security problems as a result but I use internet security and a firewall.......

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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I use firefox. All latest flash and Java downloaded. Same problem. To fix: go to "Tools" Select "Add ons" disable: Java quick starter 1.0
This worked for me

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I had exactly the same problem after installing Flash version 10. To fix whe the black screen loads right click on About Flash Player and it should load an Adobe page with a Flash Installation Complete video playing at the top. If this displays then restart your browser and all should be ok.
If the Installation Complete video doesn't work try unistalling adobe flash and reinstalling

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I just had this problem and I finally figured it out so I hope this works for you!

first of all checkyou have the latest version of adobe flash player (which is flash player 10 right now)

If you don't have the latest version then download it by right clicking the video, selecting 'adobe flash player' andthen following the steps on their website.

If this doesn't help (it didn't help me) then it's because you need the latest version of java. When I restarted my computer after downloading the adobe flash player, a java update appeared on the bottom right hand corner of my screen. I simply clicked and downloaded the update and my youtube videos suddenly played!

so basically check you have the latest updates of adobe flash player and java! :)

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Uncheck Ad-Blocker

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Go To Tools->clear your private data

It will come back again


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I have a youtube problem that looks like this one.
If i use internet explore the youtube video's will load and have the playbuttons. But i'm an google chrome user, on google chrome the youtube video's won't load and i got a black screen without buttons. I have updated the latest java and adobe flashplayer and rebooted the computer, but it won't help!

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