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Hello Tristan! I understand how frustrating it can be when YouTube videos refuse to load. Let’s explore some possible solutions to this issue:

  1. Check your internet connection: Ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection. You can try restarting your router or connecting to a different network to see if that resolves the problem.
  2. Clear browser cache and cookies: Cached files and cookies can sometimes interfere with video playback. Clearing your browser cache and cookies can help resolve this. Additionally, ensure that your browser is up to date.
  3. Disable browser extensions: Certain browser extensions or add-ons might conflict with YouTube’s video playback. Disable any extensions you have installed, especially those related to ad-blocking or script-blocking, and see if that resolves the issue.
  4. Try a different browser: If the problem persists, try using a different web browser to see if the issue is specific to the browser you’re currently using. This can help determine if there’s a compatibility problem.
  5. Update Adobe Flash Player: If you’re using a browser that relies on Adobe Flash Player for video playback, ensure that you have the latest version installed. Outdated versions of Flash Player can cause issues with video loading.
  6. Disable hardware acceleration: Some users have reported that disabling hardware acceleration in their browser settings helped resolve video loading issues. You can find this option in your browser’s settings or preferences menu.
  7. Check for software updates: Make sure that your operating system and video drivers are up to date. Outdated software or drivers can sometimes cause video playback problems.
  8. Try incognito or private browsing mode: Open a new incognito or private browsing window and try playing YouTube videos. This can help determine if any browser extensions or settings are causing the issue.
If none of these solutions work, you can also try accessing YouTube from a different device, such as a smartphone or tablet, or contact YouTube support for further assistance.

I hope these suggestions help you resolve the issue of YouTube videos not loading. Let me know if you have any more questions or need further assistance!