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16. Troubleshooting YouTube Problems

For most users on most days, using YouTube is a snap. On rare occasions, however, something goes wrong, and you either can't play or upload a given video.

Fortunately, most YouTube problems are easy to diagnose and just as easy to fix. Read on to learn how to troubleshoot the most common YouTube problems.

Playback Problems

Proper playback of YouTube videos requires that you have the Adobe Flash software installed on your PC and that you're connected to a broadband (not dial-up) Internet connection. Failing to meet either of these two requirements accounts for most—but not all—YouTube playback problems.

That said, let's look at some of the most common problems you might encounter with YouTube playback.

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