Easy Ways to Correct YouTube Missing Plugin in Chrome

Have you encountered the YouTube 'Missing Plug-in' problem while using Chrome to watch YouTube video? This article will show an easy to fix it and keep it from happening in the future.

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Correct chrome youtube Missing Plugin without Installing Anything

As you may know, YouTube uses Adobe Flash Player to stream videos to you. That's why you need Adobe Flash Player plugin to see YouTube video. Although Flash will probably replace by HTML5, it's not the time now. Sometimes, YouTube 'Missing Plugin' problem happens only because the Adobe Flash Player crashes. Therefore, just close it and refresh the page to have a try before reinstalling Adobe Flash Player, restarting Chrome, clearing Chrome history or rebooting your computer.

  • 1. Go to Tools > Task Manger by clicking the button in the topmost right corner, or Shift + ESC keyboard shortcut.
  • 2. Locate the "Plug-in: Shockwave Flash" and click END process
  • 3. Refresh the page. F5 just works.
  • 4. If this doesn't works, see how to install Adobe Flash Player to fix Missing Plugin issue.

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Install the Latest Adobe Flash Player

Make sure your browser comes with the latest Adobe Flash Player. To check it, go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. You will be informed that the latest version of Flash player plugin has been install or a download button should appear. Click it to install the new Flash Player plugin.

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If reinstalling Adobe Flash Player can't resolve the problem, try restart Chrome or computer to try it out.

Download chrome youtube Videos to Play without Browser

Instead of playing YouTube in Chrome, if you have downloaded YouTube videos to computer, you could play it anytime and anywhere without browser. There are many chrome youtube downloader in the market. Here I humbly recommended Wondershare AllMyTube which installs a download plugin to Chrome an works seamlessly with Chrome. It can download YouTube videos in bulk and convert YouTube to all popular video or audio format. Plus, a built-in YouTube video player lets you play downloaded YouTube videos offline so that you don't have to install any codecs or viewers.

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 >>Also see: How to Download any YouTube video in Chrome

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Apr 08,2016 18:02 pm / Posted by Christine Smith to Video

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Freddy Headey
I thought chrome updated itself regularly but I just went to 'about google chrome' (copy this to your address bar on chrome: chrome://chrome) and it did an update from 25.0.1364.97 to 26.0.1410.64 . It all seems to be running a lot lot better now.
Its gr8... thanks alot
Give this YouTube downloader a try, it works great for me, :)
Yeah i already did BOTH those and it did not fix my problem. For fuck's sake, does any site have anything more to offer than the 'end process' or 'redownload the program'???
Nicole Leow19
THANKYOU!!! finally something that works!
thanks it works!
Thanks so much, it works now!
Hey, Thanks so much for the help! I really do appreciate it. =D Hope you have a great day!
Wondershare Employee
Glad to hear that!
Wondershare Employee
Then you need to download and install it from Adobe's website. It's free.
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