youtube videos play just fine
-ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash and even tried different versions
running windows 7
i3 , 8gb ram , ssd/hdd gtx560ti but figured this is a software issue instead of hardware. all my drivers are up to date
Are these videos that you're trying to play from within your browser?
If so, what browsers have you tried?
If you are playing them from your computer, try playing them through VLC Player and see if the issue persists.