Can't get Youtube to show videos in Chrome

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  1. Posts : 2,963
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       #11

    Okay I see.

    So you have many tabs open. How many?
    And yes. Chrome, in general has so many processes open at once. Chrome becomes a memory hog.

    If you want, you can see what each one refers to by doing this:
    In Chrome: press the 3 dots -> More tools -> Task manager
    You'll see a whole bunch of stuff with descriptions.
    All the way on the right there's a number... "Process ID". Look in Windows' Task Manager. There's a column called "PID". Those numbers match up in Google's Task Manager. You can make the match with each one. Would be nice if Windows implements (or Google programs Chrome) to say what each one in Windows' Task Manager means, right? Makes things easier. But you can look in Chrome's Task Manager for the description of each one.

    While Chrome is active, Shift+Escape is the shortcut to open its Task Manager instead of going to 3 dots -> etc.. etc..

    BUT back to the YouTube issue... I think it's possible that your many tabs is causing Chrome to take up too much memory, in its own certain way, that it cannot handle so much more memory, even though Windows has a lot of memory left... something weird like that.

    Solution to re-opening your many tabs after you close them (because we want to close them to see if the amount of memory they take up is the issue).

    1) Do this: 3 dots -> Bookmarks -> Bookmark all tabs
    2) Press the New Folder button at the bottom, and call it Tabs, or something.
    3) Save them in this that folder
    4) Close them off
    (to re-open them: 3 dots -> Bookmarks -> Bookmark manager. Look for the folder, right click -> Open all)

    ALSO

    Instead of saving them that way, while Chrome is open: Press Control+Shift+T at the same time, one by one, until you notice you are opening each single one, and then noticing that some extra unnecessary old tabs are starting to open.



    PS: I noticed you widened your Task Manager for the picture. You didn't have to do that lol. There's a reason why mine is wide. I have my Details tab set like so, which shows all the necessary info that I need from each process:
    Can't get Youtube to show videos in Chrome-image.png
    If you want, you can set your Details tab like so, to show all necessary information for each process. I like to see the total memory (Memory private... + Memory shared... = Total Memory (Working set...)). I also like seeing the Page Faults for each application. Once the number gets very very big, I restart that specific application. If it's one of Windows' apps, then it's time to restart the computer, etc.
    Just little information like that.
    Last edited by pepanee; 26 Mar 2023 at 21:36.
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  2. Posts : 1,038
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    Thread Starter
       #12

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Did that include deleting cache and cookies in the browser?
    Yes!

    - - - Updated - - -

    You mentioned some 'old tabs.' While I was opening some of what I thought were recent tabs, I saw some old Youtube tabs that weren't supposed to be open. I don't understand how that happens - but I guess it can happen. I hope I didn't lose any of my recent tabs. Let that also be a clue as to why my videos won't play. It's late for me and I won't be able to get back to this until, at the earliest, tomorrow late. If not tomorrow, the day after. This is urgent for me - but I have doctor's appointments early this week which are even more important. Please stay with me until I can do the things you instructed me to do in your last post. Thank you!!!
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  3. Posts : 2,963
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       #13

    Yes. Take your time; please don't rush this. Prioritize your doctor appointment. There is no rush to have this computer problem done immediately. I understand that having it fixed is also kinda a priority as well, but look on the bright side until we get it fixed: Assuming that you need to watch a video on YouTube, MS Edge can easily load videos with no problems at all. So that, at least for now, is a temporary solution for this.

    So make sure to prioritize other things going on in your life. We can work on this later. =)
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  4. Posts : 1,038
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       #14

    pepanee said:
    Yes. Take your time; please don't rush this. Prioritize your doctor appointment. There is no rush to have this computer problem done immediately. I understand that having it fixed is also kinda a priority as well, but look on the bright side until we get it fixed: Assuming that you need to watch a video on YouTube, MS Edge can easily load videos with no problems at all. So that, at least for now, is a temporary solution for this.

    So make sure to prioritize other things going on in your life. We can work on this later. =)
    Thank you!!!
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  5. Posts : 2,963
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       #15

    Sorry for the late reply..

    You're welcome =)
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  6. Posts : 1,038
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    Thread Starter
       #16

    Hello!! I haven't forgotten this issue - but I have a serious problem with my back and have to take more time to get back to you. Thanks for waiting for me!

    Nisko said:
    Thank you!!!
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  7. Posts : 2,963
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       #17

    Nisko said:
    Hello!! I haven't forgotten this issue - but I have a serious problem with my back and have to take more time to get back to you. Thanks for waiting for me!
    I really hope your back starts feeling better soon.
    And yes, whenever you get the chance, post back on what possible solution you tried for the YouTube video playback to work.
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  8. Posts : 1,038
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       #18

    I had a back operation that didn't go as well as expected. This post is to tell you that I'm still here and need a solution - but I'm still not ready to get into it. Thanks for staying with me!



    pepanee said:
    I really hope your back starts feeling better soon.
    And yes, whenever you get the chance, post back on what possible solution you tried for the YouTube video playback to work.
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  9. Posts : 1,038
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    Thread Starter
       #19

    pepanee said:
    Okay I see.

    So you have many tabs open. How many?
    And yes. Chrome, in general has so many processes open at once. Chrome becomes a memory hog.

    If you want, you can see what each one refers to by doing this:
    In Chrome: press the 3 dots -> More tools -> Task manager
    You'll see a whole bunch of stuff with descriptions.
    All the way on the right there's a number... "Process ID". Look in Windows' Task Manager. There's a column called "PID". Those numbers match up in Google's Task Manager. You can make the match with each one. Would be nice if Windows implements (or Google programs Chrome) to say what each one in Windows' Task Manager means, right? Makes things easier. But you can look in Chrome's Task Manager for the description of each one.

    While Chrome is active, Shift+Escape is the shortcut to open its Task Manager instead of going to 3 dots -> etc.. etc..

    BUT back to the YouTube issue... I think it's possible that your many tabs is causing Chrome to take up too much memory, in its own certain way, that it cannot handle so much more memory, even though Windows has a lot of memory left... something weird like that.

    Solution to re-opening your many tabs after you close them (because we want to close them to see if the amount of memory they take up is the issue).

    1) Do this: 3 dots -> Bookmarks -> Bookmark all tabs
    2) Press the New Folder button at the bottom, and call it Tabs, or something.
    3) Save them in this that folder
    4) Close them off
    (to re-open them: 3 dots -> Bookmarks -> Bookmark manager. Look for the folder, right click -> Open all)

    ALSO

    Instead of saving them that way, while Chrome is open: Press Control+Shift+T at the same time, one by one, until you notice you are opening each single one, and then noticing that some extra unnecessary old tabs are starting to open.



    PS: I noticed you widened your Task Manager for the picture. You didn't have to do that lol. There's a reason why mine is wide. I have my Details tab set like so, which shows all the necessary info that I need from each process:
    Can't get Youtube to show videos in Chrome-image.png
    If you want, you can set your Details tab like so, to show all necessary information for each process. I like to see the total memory (Memory private... + Memory shared... = Total Memory (Working set...)). I also like seeing the Page Faults for each application. Once the number gets very very big, I restart that specific application. If it's one of Windows' apps, then it's time to restart the computer, etc.
    Just little information like that.
    Hello again! I'm back to follow through on a fix. I haven't done anything yet - but would like to start. Please help!

    I only have 63 tabs open now. To fix the problem, I need to start from the beginning. Thanks........
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  10. Posts : 2,963
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       #20

    63 tabs is a lot.

    I think you're going to have to close a bunch off.

    Before closing some tabs, save their links in your bookmarks.
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