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Windows 10 - unable to watch videos
myleswest
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August 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Since I have downloaded Windows 10 I can no longer watch online video's.
Even when trying to watch videos on Youtube all I get is a black screen with audio.
Sometimes the black screen says video not supported.
The black and sometimes "green" screen is only where the video should be.
Hope someone has the solution to this annoying Windows 10.
I can still watch any of the videos I have saved on my PC , just nothing online.

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August 4, 2015 - 6:06 am

Sounds like a browser thing. Have you tried both IE and Edge browser?

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August 4, 2015 - 2:14 pm

dandl said

Sounds like a browser thing. Have you tried both IE and Edge browser?

I get the same negative results when I use Firefox. But I found this article that might explain the problem..........

>Windows Media or other plugins stopped working after Firefox update
The Windows Media plugin is disabled in the latest Firefox. This article explains how to turn it back on.

Although trying to follow the help instructions on Firefox is always confusing for me I will give it a try.
But then I still have the identical problem when using 'Microsoft Edge'.

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August 5, 2015 - 6:56 am

Make sure flash player is installed and enabled in all your browsers.

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August 5, 2015 - 11:50 am

dandl said

Make sure flash player is installed and enabled in all your browsers.

I went back into Firefox and found a check box to "uncheck" which allowed Adobe Flash Player to have free access to streaming videos.
It seems the latest version of Firefox by default will not allow Adobe Flash Player to play because of security risks.
Hooray! Problem solved!

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August 7, 2015 - 9:03 am

Myles, make sure this is turned on in your Edge browser for online media playback.
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August 7, 2015 - 11:35 am

This morning I turned on my PC and I tried to use the windows 10 search box si I could follow your instructions but it no longer works! It will not accept my typing any text into it and the windows 10 icon in the task bar is not working either.
When I try to bring up Microsoft Edge all I get is a quick flash and then it disappears!
I can click on anything else and it works fine.

I am sick of this Windows 10 nonsense. Is there a simple way to roll back to Windows 7 ?

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August 7, 2015 - 12:37 pm

If you really want to rollback this is where you go to. Yours should read Go Back To Windows 7.
If you have Firefox installed you may be having a conflict of interest between the Edge and Firefox browser, I know I did in the Tech Preview Builds.
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August 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm

I can't get to the settings page because the Windows 10 start icon does not work. Is there another way to bring up that window to access the advanced settings ?

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August 7, 2015 - 2:33 pm

If you have this on your taskbar then click on the icon on the right of the speaker icon. This will pop out the action center charm bar and click on the all settings tab and this will get you to the Update and Security tab. Click on that to find the Recovery Tab.
What are you calling the Windows 10 start icon?
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August 7, 2015 - 2:40 pm

What I call the start icon is that windows 10 logo next to the search box.
I tried to follow your instructions but the Action center will not work either.
It seems like the links from Windows 10 are dead.

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August 7, 2015 - 2:55 pm

OK, can you do a CTRL+ESC back to the start page?

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August 7, 2015 - 2:58 pm

dandl said

OK, can you do a CTRL+ESC back to the start page?

Tried it, but get no response.

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August 7, 2015 - 3:18 pm

OK Myles, do you have this icon on your desktop?
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August 7, 2015 - 3:20 pm

dandl said

OK Myles, do you have this icon on your desktop?

Yes

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