Vivaldi video problems

  • Like some other users, I have various video problems too. Not sure when exactly this started. A couple of versions before something like 1.07-ish. Vivaldi doesn't support roll-back so can't re-test older versions. But it feels like at 1.10 it only got worse.
    Edit: Actually I tested on a clean 1.10 profile and the issues still occur.

    most noticeable problems are with these sites:
    (1), (2)

    1. sometimes black screen instead of video. switching stream quality back and forth usually makes it show normally. More nasty issue: videos stop playing at some point. Refreshing page or restarting browser usually does not help, but the place where video stops playing may change
    2. videos don't play showing message about flash backend not being found. which is strange because it uses html5 player to begin with. Refreshing webpages sometime helps. Restarting browser ushually helps but after some time of having browser on the problem re-appears.

    Possibly unrelated problem that appeared around the same time:
    Some images on, like avatars, stop showing up. Clearing cache and restarting fixes issue for some time.

  • @MeruP
    Does turning off hardware acceleration helps in your case?
    Go to: '''vivaldi://chrome/settings/search#hardw''' and turn off hardware acceleration afterwards restart vivaldi

  • It did not fix the issue with liveleak. Not sure about twitch as I can not produce the issue at will, I can only temporarily fix it by restarting browser. BTW sometimes it happens right away and requires 2 consecutive restarts. But this is rare.
    Also I am not looking for solution. I'm just reporting what looks like regression to me. I am using multiple browsers (none of them had similar issues) and if these issues will not go away in next update, I'll just stick to other browsers.

  • I have this exact problem, I was just about to post it on the forum but I've seen your thread.

    Video just stops at some random point and I've tried disabling all extensions, clearing cache, refreshing the page, loading the video in private window...nothing helped it always stops at that one random point.

    Sites on which I noticed this problem for now are:
    Twitch, Liveleak and Streamable and few more that I don't remember.

  • I have this problem in one site, if try change resolution, video player only say: "..."=caching video. But video is not play never. Old 1.9 version working normal

  • please everyone, report it using giving the urls of videos not working, as many as possible.
    at least we will get the problem investigated

  • iAN CooG, it happens with every single stream or video on the said websites. Also I just noticed that videos on Twitch (that are not realtime streams) behave exactly like videos on liveleak.

  • I know, but using the bugreport you'll let the devs know. They don't usually read the forum as they're busy fixing and updating vivaldi everyday.

  • Happens on too. Videos just stops randomly. Spamming refresh might fix it sometimes.
    Do you guys have any extensions installed? I have Ghostery and adblock plus.

  • Some videos on Imgur and Instagram also won't play properly.

    @porcupine said in Vivaldi video problems:

    Happens on too. Videos just stops randomly. Spamming refresh might fix it sometimes.
    Do you guys have any extensions installed? I have Ghostery and adblock plus.

    I have a lot of extensions but I tried switching them all of and it didn't help.

    I'm using snapshot version but it also happens on stable for me.

  • Just wanna note that latest stable version to date still suffers from these issues. After I made this post I was using one of the first 1.9 versions and videos such as on Liveleak worked normally. (Twitch still had issue sometimes showing that strange flash-related message) now I accidentally updated to the most recent one and nothing works again.

  • I have the same trouble. I had this before (about 6 months ago), then I reinstalled Vivaldi (full user files/cfg reset) and it helped. But now I'm having the same issue and it pisses me off... I have to use another browser for twitch and other video services.
    Video just stops at some point, and nor turning off all extensions, nor refreshing page doesn't help.
    FYI I have about 80 tabs opened, perhaps it somehow interrelated.

  • Moderator

    For Windows 7 were reported many issues with playing video on 1.10 Stable, but these which are mostly resolved in 1.11 Snapshot.
    The developer is working on thee unresolved Windows 7 issues.

  • Update 1.11.901.3 fixed this issue for me. I haven't had video problems since.

  • mkay looking forward to 1.11 stable

  • Looks like 1.11.904.3 snapshot fixed at least video clips issues on twitch. That's great!

  • yes it fixed issue with clips on twitch and videos on liveleak. But I am still getting message that says "flash backend not found" on twitch from time to time. As i mentioned before, the player is html5, not flash, this is why this message makes no sense. This particular issue can go away by page reloading and more likely to go away on browser restart. But it is not permanent and after some time issue reappears.
    I have never seen this issue outside of (does not mean there are none though). Perhaps there is some conflict with twitch's fallback mechanism (to flash) or something? Maybe that's even an issue with their site that is somehow not seen in other browsers? If so, some developer should contact them (otherwise message will likely be ignored).

  • Moderator

    @MeruP Some video players do detect the features in a incorrect way and want to start Flash Player.
    I suggest completely removing Flash Player from your OS. Most video do not need Flash content.

  • @Gwen-Dragon I only have firefox flash plugin, which should be in no way related to the flash in blink-based browsers. This is exactly the issue from what I see. It tries to load flash player, but since I don't have ppapi flash it fails. The question here is, why sometimes it tries to load flash.
    So whatever Vivaldi must bundle flash player or fix this in some other way. I have nothing to uninstall and even if I had that's not a solution.

  • Moderator

    @MeruP said in Vivaldi video problems:

    So whatever Vivaldi must bundle flash player or fix this in some other way. I have nothing to uninstall and even if I had that's not a solution.

    No, Vivaldi can not bundle a Flash Player because of license restrictions.
    If you need a Flash Player install the PPAPI Flash Plugin. See Install Flash Player for Vivaldi


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