How can I play YouTube clips on my computer?

george July 1, 2011

I can’t play YouTube clips. I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media installed. How do I fix so I can play them?

  1. Tina
    July 2, 2011 at 4:32 am


    how or where are you trying to view those YouTube clips? Did you download them or are you viewing them through YouTube?

    Which browser are you using? And what version of Windows do you have?

    If you downloaded them, what file type are they in? VLC Media Player should be able to play them. For the other players you may need codecs to playback the file format.

    • James Bruce
      July 2, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Tina, he just needs Flash.

      George, download flash plugin. , although I seriously suggest you get Chrome browser, which includes it already, and would have prompted you download it if you didn't. The fact your browser didn't tell you that you need a particular plugin makes me suspect youre using Internet Explorer.. 6? You're running a security risk by using it. 

      • Tina
        July 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm


        if he needed just Flash, then I'm sure an error message directing him to download Flash would pop up in his browser. I think even Internet Explorer is that smart. I suspect that it's not that easy and hence all my questions. :)