How to Fix Chrome, If Not Playing Videos

In the holidays and festive seasons, everyone is free from their routine work like free from the official burden for adults, free from school time for kids. They spend their free time with friends and family to enjoy this memorable moment with much excitement. This excitement can be brought by watching interesting videos or classic movies on PCs/laptops. Once videos stop functioning in the middle, then it can be quite irritating or frustrating.


If your Google Chrome version is not playing videos properly then you can troubleshoot this problem with the simple methods as given below:

1. Examine that you are running the latest Chrome version

Google Chrome is periodically updated, and often video websites update to comply with the new standards of Chrome in tandem. For checking the latest version of Chrome, you can follow the given steps:

•    Choose the icon of “three small dots” placed in the upper-right-hand corner.

•    Choose the option of “Update Google Chrome”, if it is available.

•    Reboot the browser if prompted.

Alternatively, you can choose “About Google Chrome” from the menu, and if an update is available, then it will start downloading.

2. Check if the video is available publicly or not

If you have found a video link sent by a friend and this video may have limitations regarding who can watch it or there may be tools like “age gate” in place which asks your date of birth in order to watch the content. Insert the name of the video into Google, or the search bar of hosting website then look at the result. If you don’t get it, then it is more probable that this content is for only a few selected people.

3. Do Enable the JavaScript

For the security concerns, Google Chrome or external software can disable the programs like JavaScript. This is particularly right if you have been entrapped to hack or add malicious content websites. For re-enabling the JavaScript program, follow given steps:

•    Choose the “three vertical dots” in the top right of the Google Chrome.

•    Choose the option of “Settings” and scroll down and choose the “Advanced” option.

•    Hitthe option of “Privacy and Security” then choose the “Content Settings” option.

•    Choose “JavaScript” then choose “Allowed” option.

•    Reboot/Restart your browser and give a try to the video again.

4. Download/Enable the Flash Player

Adobe Flash is a legacy program which has some security concerns and Google and developers have turned to stop using it. In another side, some websites have not updated their videos. For enabling the Flash in videos, you can follow below steps:

•    When a video uses Adobe Flash, then you need to download and enable the Flash Players.

•    When it is done then look at your web address bar and choose either the lock or an “i” in a circle icon placed on the left. Now, a menu will open up. •    You will get a set of arrows in the right of the word “Flash”. Choose them then choose “Always allow”. It will enable the Flash Player for only this particular website as you will require enabling it for each site that needs it.

Roger Frost is a self-professed security expert; He has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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