Solved Youtube and Multimedia not working at the same time...

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It doesnt make any sense but for some reason Youtube stops working and on videos it gives a "If playback doesnt start, restart your device" notification, and at the same time, my windows multimedia player stops working too! it only stays like this for some time like about 15 minutes or so... and I am using Dell Laptop. I searched it up and found out i might need a new codec installed for multimedia and so i did, but it didnt seem to fix the problem...could someone please help?
 

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So i limited my bandwith to 0% and i think i worked... lets wait some time and see if my youtube and multimedia stop working again...
 

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May I know from which browser you are using youtube on laptop? Could you please install and test it on different browser. Thanks
 

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May I know from which browser you are using youtube on laptop? Could you please install and test it on different browser. Thanks
I use Opera. And i doubt it has anything to do with the browser cuz Windows Multimedia doesnt use any internet connection at all, yet it stops working at the same time Youtube stops working...
 

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Thanks...Can you please check if there is any update for graphic drivers from dell.
 
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I don't know anything about Windows Media (or Multimedia?) Player as I don't use it, but you could see if things improve by trying VLC Media Player;http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

It needs no extra codecs to function, doesn't report back to Microsoft, (or anyone else), about what you watch, and works fine for me on You Tube using Opera. If you do try it you will almost certainly need to allow it to be your default media player or risk getting continual interference from WMP trying to open media files at the same time as VLC.
 

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I do use VLC but i never used it for anything but DVDs...i'll give it a try. Thanks!
 

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Woah it does work with music too! thank you for solving that! lets hope it doesnt black out like WMP. And now were left with the youtube prob
 

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windows search- type device manager, you will find it in search results, click on it.

you would find a list, select display adapters.

under display adapters, you will find the make of graphic card on your machine like intel or amd or nvidia, just right click on them and select update driver software- select automatically option and see if it does any updates. do the same for all under display adapters category.

if it is uptodate then, we may ignore. and please check youtube on different browser if possible. I read few people posting it worked on other browsers
 

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well I tried playing Youtube on Google Chrome this time and it was working but the only problem is the even when i have headphones in, the sound comes out the speakers of my laptop.i tried setting it from the volume mannually, but it doesnt help. and VLC doesnt work either in this blackout... it really makes no sense, Youtube and my Music not working at the same time when they arent even the same type of things... they work for 20 minutes and then they both stop at the same time!
 

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oh and as for the driver update thing, its taking forever to update, its been an hour and i cant even cancel it...:/
 
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