I searched the forums and came up empty, but then I remembered that Chrome integrates Flash as a plug-in within the browser. So, I figured, all I needed to do was disable the Flash plug-in.
1. Type “about:plugins” into the browser address bar to pull up the browser preference page.
2. Click “Details” to expand the plugins.
3. Locate the Flash plug-in. In my case these are labeled “Shockwave Flash – Version: 220.127.116.11″ and “Shockwave Flash – Version: 18.104.22.168″ and click “Disable” on the newer version.
4. Now, the newer (disabled) version will be grayed out.
5. Close/Open your browser.
If everything goes well, you’ll no longer see a blank video on YouTube…
…and instead, you can go back to watching Sh!t Cats Say.
I can’t guarantee that this fix will work for you, but it worked for me which means it’s worth a shot.
Got thoughts on how to fix the Flash plug-in for Google Chrome? Share ‘em below or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.