Embedded videos in Tumblr will not play.
At least for me, they won't. Win 10, 64 bit. Several different versions of Vivaldi (including the latest snapshot). Example page: imaginesharks.tumblr.com/post/155040316564/drainedv0dka-time-to-get-festive
That video just hangs there with the three dots just cycling like it was loading, but it never loads nor plays. Tumblr does well with embedded Vine or Youtube videos, it's just these native videos that Vivaldi has refused to play. Like. At all. These work without issue with every other browser I've got (Chrome, Firefox, & MS Edge) I've updated, uninstalled and reinstalled Vivaldi, Flash, and Java multiple times, including manual uninstalls where I go into the user profile and rip out every leftover file I can find, as well as getting into the registry and cleaning that out as well.
Any ideas? I'm fresh out.
@Kateywumpus Strange, that plays OK for me.
Have you checked your extensions (especially any ad-blockers)?
Easiest to try with a fresh profile (just rename to test and if that works then you have a starting point).
@TbGbe Yup! Did a clean install with no extensions. Refreshed the profile. Still doing the same thing.
@TbGbe Yup. I'm pretty sure that the video is Java. (Which I've uninstalled, reinstalled, cleared the cache, did a clean install, try a beta version, and sacrificed a small animal to.) I mean, popping open the console to see what kind of errors it's throwing gives me this:
You get these exact same warnings when you run vanilla Chrome, and yet the video runs. There is something going on and I can't figure out what the heck it is.
Works fine here.
I'm pretty sure that the video is Java.
I'm pretty sure it is NOT java - I don't have that installed
Just to be sure - you did try simply renaming the Default folder as I suggested?
(Uninstall/reinstall will NOT refresh the profile).
Works fine for me with
1.6.689.40 and 1.7.705.3 32bit Win 10x64
Does the embedded MP4 video play? https://vt.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_oijh368hAJ1tbv5gs_480.mp4
Try to deactivate hardware acceleration:
- Open vivaldi://chrome/settings/search#hardw
- restart Vivaldi
Try to disable
- Open vivaldi://flags/#disable-accelerated-video-decode
- restart Vivaldi
You need Windows Media Player and Media Feature Pack on your Windows to play MP4 correctly.
@Gwen-Dragon There we go. Disabling hardware acceleration did the trick.
@Kateywumpus Ah, good to hear that your problem is solved.
I had what I believe is the same problem: when I clicked play on a tumblr embedded html5 video, it played the first ½ second of the video, then just displayed the "broken content" icon, or whatever you would call it.
Anyway disabling hw acceleration did fix it for me, but I wonder what acceleration was the problem? I'm on Win7 64bit with a GTX 970 gpu, and I've installed the latest drivers from Nvidia. Does audio playback have anything to do with this? I have an M-Audio audiophile sound card, which is not exactly a common card.