IGN Video Player Not Working

  • Hey Everyone,

    I just wanted to report a bug with the IGN HTML5 video player.

    It only plays audio, controls are out of place and of course no video ever plays.

    Example page: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/20/mass-effect-andromeda-review


    The player works perfectly using the embed code but not when it's on an IGN web page, this happens with vanilla Vivaldi as well (I disabled all extensions and tried).

    I'm using Vivaldi 1.7.735.46 (Stable channel) (32-bit) on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

  • The site doesn't recognise Vivaldi. If you switch the user agent to chrome the video works. You can do this by right clicking on the site and clicking inspect. Then click on the 3 dots and "show console drawer". Click on "network conditions" tab at top of the drawer and there you can change the user agent (you probably have to deselect automatic first).

  • Or you could install a user agent switcher extension
    Pros: You can switch with a few clicks between different user agents
    Cons: This might not work on every site - so you sometime still need the solution posted by luetage and of course you need to install another extension which occupies a few resources


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