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Fix: No valid sources are available for this video

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Encountering the error message ‘No valid sources are available for this video’ can be frustrating, especially when eagerly trying to watch your favourite content online. This error typically arises when attempting to stream videos from websites or platforms.

This article discusses what causes the ‘No valid sources are available for this video’ error and five methods for fixing it.

Below we have discussed:


What causes this error?

This error is likely to happen due to the following factors:

  • Temporary glitches.
  • Outdated browser.
  • Corrupted cache.
  • Faulty browser extension.

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How to fix the error?

Here are five methods to help you fix the issue:

Restart the browser

A simple restart can often resolve temporary glitches that might be causing the issue. Close your browser using Task Manager and relaunch it, then try playing the video again. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously to open the Task Manager.

Step 2: Under the Processes tab, find and select the browser with which you are facing the issue and then click on the End Task button at the bottom right corner of the screen.


Update the browser

Using an older version of web browsers may not work well with some video formats or may have problems that have already been corrected in newer versions. Updating your browser to the most recent version guarantees that it runs smoothly and works well with various video formats.

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Clear browser cache and cookies

Your browser stores temporary data, such as cache and cookies, to improve loading times. However, corrupted cache data can lead to issues like the ‘No valid sources are available for this video’ error.

Check out our article to learn how to clear your browser cache
Check out our article to learn how to clear your browser cookies

Disable browser extensions

To improve loading times, your browser stores temporary data, like cache and cookies. However, corrupted cache data can lead to playback problems. Here’s how to clear it:

Step 1: Click on the Triple-dot menu. In the dropdown menu, hover over Extensions and then click Manage Extensions.

Step 2: Click the Remove button under the extension you want to remove in the Extensions.


Reset the browser

Resetting your browser settings to default can sometimes resolve complex issues, but it will also disable all your extensions and delete any saved browsing data. Make sure this is your last resort.

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and type chrome://settings/reset in the address bar and then hit Enter.

Step 2: Click on the Restore settings to their original defaults.

Step 3: Now, click on the Reset settings button.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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