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Last response: in Windows XP
September 30, 2010 3:31:51 PM

When I try to watch news video on yahoo page, it won't play and I get the little red, blue, green icon in upper left corner
September 30, 2010 9:39:40 PM

Is that the only place you can't watch videos? Youtube, Hulu, etc.. all work OK? How about MSN videos?
October 7, 2010 2:31:29 PM

Various places work and some don't. I just tried opening an email to watch and it didn't work. It's frustrating, some work and some don't.
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October 7, 2010 3:22:36 PM

That means your missing a browser plug-in, or it's being blocked.

Right click on that colored icon, and try to make it show. Or check the properties, and see what type of media plug-in it's using.
October 7, 2010 4:14:26 PM

One of my computers actually got this issue in I.E., some video files just showed up as a red x all of a sudden. I just used Firefox on that computer and then re-built it with Windows 7. Could not find a fix for it, every video plug-in was installed.

You can try to install the following and see if this helps you: MS Silverlight, QuickTime, RealPlayer, Flash Player, Shockwave. Or do what I did, install Firefox and use that.