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Can't play youtube videos

I've tried to download the flash player about 12 times--I get two icons on the desktop but nothing more. When I click on the icons, a bunch of gibberish appears in notepad. It isn't just youtube---any videos that have the ''Q'' willl not play on my machine, never have. The ''Q'' has a question mark inside it. As I say, I've tried to download the flash player but with no luck. The videos marked wmv play fine. I am using the latest version of the wmv player. The computer is an IBM Thinkpad A20.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    My laptop will not play youtube videos. Do I download the flash player to make it work/ upgrade it? And will it slow down the computer with viruses or bugs?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    ON YOUTUBE WHEN I CLICK ON VIDEO IT JUST SAYS VIDEO NO LONGER AVALIBLE?CAN U HELP

  • Carolyn Attaway May 11, 2010

    This might be a long shot, but do you have google accelerator?

  • Jason Edinger May 11, 2010

    Are you sure that Q is not for QuickTime, which is different from Flash?


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Which browser are you using?


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Why dont you try deleting Internt Explorer, and when you delete Internet explorer, delete the flash players also. Restart the machine and reinstall IE.

after IE is installed, reinstall the flash players from adobe.

If it STILL dont work, then just reinstall the OS?


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Hello,
It sounds like you may by unintentionally downloading the wrong program if it's opening in notepad. To see if this is the case please follow this link to test what you do in fact have:
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507
If you would like to try to redownload flash please follow this link: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
If you would like to follow along please click this link for detailed instructions:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/instructions/
Hope this helps!
Kenny

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