You probably encounter the “no valid sources are available for this video” error while watching online videos on your browsers. This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard provides some feasible solutions to the error. Follow them when you get stuck in the error.  

Nowadays, you are able to stream videos on browsers even without loading the videos completely. It is convenient for you to get fun. However, the “no valid sources are available for this video” error sometimes may get in the way, which will stop you from watching online videos.

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

  • Poor Internet connection
  • Outdated browser
  • Corrupted caches
  • Certain problematic extensions

To fix the error, follow this guide below, please.

Method 1: Restart the Browser

Sometimes, temporary glitches may happen when you open your browser, which possibly leads to the “no valid sources are available for this video” error. In this case, you can try to repair the error by restarting the browser.

Step 1: Right-click the Start icon and select Task Manager.

Select Task Manager

Step 2: Under the Processes tab, scroll down to find the browser that shows the error to you. Then right-click it and choose End task.

Step 3: Close Task Manager and then restart your browser.

Try to stream videos again to see if the “no valid sources available for this video” error has been resolved. If not, go on with the next method.

Method 2: Clear the Browser’s Cache

The “no valid sources are available for this video” error might be caused by the corrupted browsing cache stored in your browser. To fix the error, you should try to clear the browser’s cache. If the “no valid sources available for this video” error still exists, you are supposed to try other solutions.

Method 3: Remove Extensions

In some cases, the “no valid sources are available for this video” on browsers possibly comes out if there is something wrong with certain extensions you added to your browser. You can enter the Incognito window where the extensions are disabled by default and check if you can watch the video normally in the window.

Once you are sure that the error is caused by the extensions, you are supposed to remove the problematic extensions on your browser to fix it. If the extensions have no problems, move to the next solution.

Method 4: Update Your Browser

Outdated browsers might be incompatible with the website you are visiting and lead to plenty of issues, such as the “no valid sources available for this video” error. To repair the error, you should update your browser to the latest version.

If you are using Google Chrome or Firefox, the following articles may help you:

If you are using Microsoft Edge, follow the steps below to update it.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge and enter its main interface.

Step 2: Click the three dots icon at the top-right corner and then move your cursor to Help and feedback.

Go to Help and feedback

Step 3: In the pop-up option menu, click About Microsoft Edge. In the About window, the browser will download automatically if any update is available.

After you update your browser successfully, open the browser again to see if the “no valid sources are available for this video” error has disappeared.

Method 5:  Reset the Browser

If the “no valid sources available for this video” error is not removed by the other ways, you can try to reset your browser.

Follow the steps below if you want to reset Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge. Type edge://settings/resetProfileSettings in the search bar and then press Enter to go to the Reset settings window.

Go to Reset settings

Step 2: Click Reset in the window.

If your browser is Google Chrome or Firefox, you can reset them according to the following articles:

As soon as you finish the reset, restart your browser and the “no valid sources are available for this video” on browsers might have been removed.

You can try these methods mentioned above if you meet the “no valid sources are available for this video” issue. You can also leave your message in our comment zone below if you have any problems with the error.

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