How Do You Play Videos on YouTube?


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Playing videos on YouTube is a matter of clicking the desired video and then waiting for it to open and begin playing or else, when a video is paused, pressing the play button. Users must have up-to-date Flash players installed but, otherwise, the process is very simple and takes no time at all.

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How Do You Play Videos on YouTube?

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Users can compile playlists of their favorite videos. This requires that they make an account with YouTube.

  1. Update software
  2. The first thing a user has to do is ensure that their Flash software is up to date. Without current Flash software, many video streaming sites will not load and their players cannot function. This means a user would not be able to watch YouTube videos until they had updated their software by going to the Adobe website.

  3. Click video
  4. The next step is to select a video and click on its preview image. The video will then open, linking through, and it will begin to play. Given good bandwidth it will continue to play until its duration has expired.

  5. Watch video
  6. The only remaining step is to watch the videos selected. Users can also construct playlists, save their favorite videos to watch later, and search through linked videos for related videos and subjects.

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