Video won't play at MSNBC



  • I am having a problem with Vivaldi and I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction to solve it.

    Videos at site: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show will not play. I have tried turning off ad blocking but it didn't help. The videos play ok on Firefox. All other videos play ok in Vivaldi (youtube, facebook, other imbedded videos). I wonder if there is some setting that I am missing.


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    @michael100 The video takes several seconds to start playing, but it does play. However, it does not seem to go into fullscreen mode.


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.14.1064.3 (64-bit)



  • @pesala Sorry, no. The site is still up after ½ hour and it hasn't started. It appears to load. The Pause button and the timeline appear but nothing plays. I have confirmed this several times over the last few weeks. (By the way, I have also tried restarting Vivaldi.)

    1.13.1008.40


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    @michael100 Try installing the latest Snapshot to any convenient folder using the Standalone installation. Lots of bugs are fixed in Snapshots (some regressions may also be introduced).


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    @michael100 Plays without delay here, on all three current versions of Vivaldi (Stable, Snapshot, internal testing version). My current connection speed is just over 10 MBPS, so it does pause briefly and spools for a couple seconds, sometimes, but that is all.



  • Hi
    I am sorry to have to say I am having to send this through Opera.
    Will tell you why at end.
    I cannot get most webpage videos to play in Vivaldi I just get a black square. Using last version for XP SP3 which is Vivaldi 1.1.443.3 until I get a later version going when I transfer to a Windows7 computer. In general no YouTube ones play. A couple say Java script is not being applied but according to the About and Plug ins Java is there and enabled to run. Cannot see any setting that block it. The reason I am writing in Opera is that the same message re Java pops up on the forum when I tried to see the replies in this forum and I could not access them or post this entry.
    Any ideas please as I need to keep this computer in service for as long as possible? No problem if using Opera or Firefox.
    (I have seen 1.7.735.46 running on Win 7 correctly).

    Thanks


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    @sparkiea If you need to keep it in service as long as possible, might I suggest a lightweight Linux distro? Vivaldi even supports 32-bit Linux, while Chrome does not.

    Vivaldi on XP has not been supported for over a year, due to the fact that Chromium (the engine Vivaldi is built on) dropped support for XP not all that long after MS stopped supporting it. Media fixes cannot be back-ported to an unsupported platform.

    I have no idea if you're on an 64-bit or an X86 system, whether your processor is a dual core that can support 64-bit even tho a 32-bit OS is installed, how much RAM you have or can install, how fast your processor is, whether you can upgrade to an SSD or anything like this, but I have kept machines alive here that long "outlived" their supposed technical usefulness, and all of them run the latest versions of Vivaldi.



  • Thanks for your reply. I do have Linux Mint on another 64 Bit computer dual boot with Win 7 but have not been able to devote time to finalise functions to enable it to take over as the main daily operator. The Vivaldi under discussion was installed at the time of its release, but as Opera got their act together it fell into disuse only due to the very long time it takes to load on start in XP. However more tests reveal some strange things.
    I find it works correctly in the Administrator account ( & no Java requests) but not in the User. In Admin I gave the Vivaldi folder full rights in user but this did still not work, neither did giving the User account Admin rights. So it seems its either a system fault or something gone wrong in the user account of Vivaldi. I think this must have been alright originally as I did post in the Vivaldi forum about a year ago and that would be from User account, but not now so. Maybe the answer is to try reinstalling Vivaldi over the top or recover it from an earlier Acronis backup.
    Given up now for today to have a break and attend to other matters.

    Sys Details: X86, XP Pro SP3, Ram DDR2, 2GB 2slots spare but I recall this may be the limit for this mobo, AMD Athlon(tm) 64x2 Dual core 4400 2.3GHz. The Java plugin that came with Vivaldi is V8 4.9.385.33 and the dreaded Flash 21.0.0.242 both showing enabled in Ad-ons.
    As this is a plugin I assume I do not need to give the Java folder additional rights that is on the computer for Firefox and Opera both operating correctly

    Thanks



  • @sparkiea said in Video won't play:

    The Java plugin that came with Vivaldi is V8 4.9.385.33 and the dreaded Flash 21.0.0.242 both showing enabled in Ad-ons.
    As this is a plugin I assume I do not need to give the Java folder additional rights that is on the computer for Firefox and Opera both operating correctly

    Just to nitpick (and avoid erroneous assumptions) Java has NEVER been shipped with Vivaldi.
    We have to assume that in this description you mean JavaScript which is a different thing entirely.

    However, that now raises the question of what exactly is the error you are seeing?

    the same message re Java pops up on the forum when I tried to see the replies in this forum and I could not access them or post this entry.

    I find it works correctly in the Administrator account ( & no Java requests) but not in the User.

    This may suggest different AV/Firewall/other security sofware settings.



  • Thanks ThGbe. You are quite right I did mean Java Script, my error.
    This is what comes up on a few web pages when not loading the video but not on all. It says Error: either try in YouTube or have Java script enabled. Most just show an empty black. box though with no picture or play arrow present especially on YouTube. I dont think it is the firewall or AV or other security settings as there is no problem on Opera or Firefox. Security settings mentioned above are provided by Kaspersky Internet Security and are common to Admin and User. I checked in both and settings are identical as I would expect. The only other Spyware running at start in both Admin and User is Spyware Blaster. This cannot be stopped from loading as it does not show in Kaspersky or Win Patrol which restricts my startup entries. It has always been present. I should have said earlier I had stopped Ad Muncher from loading as this definately stopped videos but the problem still persists in User. Knowing this I deselected Dont Track Me and allowed third party Cookies in Vivaldi but made no difference. So I am no further forward. Any otherAnti malware software is only run on demand on either account so is not active in normal operation
    Thanks


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    Can confirm: Video does not play on both 1.13 Stable and latest 1.14 Snapshot on Windows 10 x64.


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    Oh, perhaps you need to install Flash and Activate Flash in URL badge (globe) popup?


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    Now MSNBC works for me. Was a server hickup i guess!?



  • @gwen-dragon Still not working for me. Did you do something to fix it?


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    @Michael100 I cleared the cache (Ctrl+Shift+Del) and had no extensions active.
    Try for a test Private Window, there are no extension active.




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    @michael100 Del.
    Sorry :blush: my brain was in :flag_de: mode



  • @michael100 Nope. Didn't work. Why do I seem to be the only one with specific Vivaldi problems? MSNBC doesn't work/ Private window doesn't open maximized/ .....


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    @michael100 Have you considered refreshing your profile?


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    @Michael100 Which Windows?

    If have no extra codecs package on Windows.
    On my regular Windows 10x64 1709 Build 16299.192 the video plays.

    Can you please check the GPU?
    Open vivaldi://gpu
    Show us section Graphics Feature Status.


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