youtube wont work in microsoft edge

just downloaded the new update for windows 10.   love it, great interface and all, but I cant watch youtube videos for some reason.  it worked at first, for the first day, but for the last 3 or 4 days now,  I just cant watch anything on youtube,,    and I don't know why.  just keeps saying theres and error, try again later. it will sparatically run the advertisements, but the video itself wont do nothing.  I tried to turn on and off the cmuputer,  and also on and off to the adobe flash player.  I updated all my drivers and media playrs.   still nothing.   HELP>    youtube is all I really do on my computer.  
 

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Hi Donald,

We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10.

I understand that you are no able to play videos through YouTube on EDGE browser.

We need to know whether face this issue only on YouTube/other websites also.

Before performing below steps, make sure that you have enabled the Adobe flash player on EDGE browser.

Kindly follow the below methods and check if it helps.

Method 1:

I suggest you clear the Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

1. Click on the More actions (…) icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.

2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.

3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.

If the issue still persist, follow the below method. 

Method 2:

You may try to check if the issue persist in the private browsing. Open the EDGE browser, Click on the More actions (…) button on top right corner of EDGE and click on New InPrivate Window to browse the internet in private Window.

Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

Thank you.

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I have the same problem, I tried what you did yet no success.

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I had the same issue. I solved it by turning off the SmartScreen Filter. Hope it works for you.

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Having the same issues. After update to Windows 10 YouTube will not play using Edge - an error occurred please try again later. Trying again later never helps. YouTube plays perfectly in Google Chrome. My video MP4 files captured with a camera now only play intermittently. Sound plays but there's no picture, just a black screen. Refresh helps very infrequently, and only for the video being viewed. Selecting another video file gets the sound and black screen again.  Tried clearing cache and opening New in Private Window without success. Ugh. The fact that video DOES play once in a while and YouTube plays on Chrome suggests that the problem is not hardware related - it's the MS products...

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download chrome browser youtube will work there I have had the same problem I also couldn't watch videos using the windows default program I forget what it was called lol but I fixed that also by downloading vlc player

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Ugh. Same problems with VLC player. Chrome works for You Tube, but no access to my MP4 files from my camera. I've recently taken some gooders - did the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience but have to watch the video on my phone or on the camera - still a no-go on my laptop. this worked FINE before the upgrade to Win 10. Wish I had resisted the temptation to download this just to stay current...

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Hi Donald,

We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10.

I understand that you are no able to play videos through YouTube on EDGE browser.

We need to know whether face this issue only on YouTube/other websites also.

Before performing below steps, make sure that you have enabled the Adobe flash player on EDGE browser.

Kindly follow the below methods and check if it helps.

Method 1:

I suggest you clear the Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

1. Click on the More actions (…) icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.

2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.

3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.

If the issue still persist, follow the below method. 

Method 2:

You may try to check if the issue persist in the private browsing. Open the EDGE browser, Click on the More actions (…) button on top right corner of EDGE and click on New InPrivate Window to browse the internet in private Window.

Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

Thank you.

I have tried all of the methods provided by Microsoft (above) to view youtube videos in Edge but to no avail. What else you got?

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I got the same thing, got very frustrated because youtube (https://www.youtube.com/html5) said my browser supports webm vp9, but according to Microsoft (https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/?filter=f3f0000bf&search=vp9) it is not yet supported.

So then I disabled experimental javascript and that worked for me

1. open edge

2. browse to "about:flags"

3. scroll until "Enable experimental javascript"

4. uncheck & restart edge

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I wanted to know why I have to go to private in window now to use youtube.  This is very inconvenient for me.  Is there a solution to this issue being worked on? Thank you

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Hi there I have the exact same problem using my phon i can only watch YouTube when I. Private mode and due t this my apps won't run eather

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