YouTube error message: Couldn’t load plugin (Chrome)

I recently received the following error message while using the fantastic Chrome web browser to view YouTube videos:

Couldn’t load plugin

I had several important processes going on, so I did not want to reboot; thankfully, correcting this video error message turns out to be no big deal at all; it is a simple problem that’s easily corrected:

  1. Click on Chrome’s wrench icon (upper right of the Google Chrome browser screen)
  2. Navigate to Tools>Task Manager & open it
  3. With Task Manager open, highlight “Plug-in: Shockwave Flash” and click “End process” (button at lower right of Task Manager dialog box)
  4. Reload/refresh the pages with videos you want to watch

Resources: YouTube error message: Couldn’t load plug-in

Saturday, May 26, 2012