VLC media player won’t play YouTube videos is the error commonly faced by the Windows 10 users when trying to stream the videos from YouTube in the VLC Media Player. And the error presents itself with the short error message “VLC is unable to open the YouTube link. Check the log for details”.
The problem commonly occurs due to certain cookies settings on VLC media or running an outdated VLC media player version.
You can fix VLC Media Player YouTube Video Not Playing issue by disabling the cookies forwarding or updating VLC media to the latest version (discussed below)
But before directly jumping straight to the fixes here it is suggested to fix the issue on Windows 10, you first need to understand what is causing the error.