[1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos



  • Ever since first snapshot from 1.15 branch was released, embedded videos have issues but mostly do not work at all. Going back to 1.13 fixes it all and 1.14 is really buggy making it unusable for me.

    Extensions are not the culprit nor is the hardware based decoding,

    Vivaldi X64 on Windows 10 X64.


  • Moderator

    @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    embedded videos have issues but mostly do not work at all

    Yes, may be. But without your help we can not check whats wrong for you.
    There is information missing about your:

    • Graphics hardware/GPUs
    • Vivaldi version
    • Public links to video
    • comprehensible description of the problem


  • Vivaldi version, all 1.15 snapshots that I have tried.
    GPU Nvidia GTX 755M, drivers, several different versions from the 39x.x+ branch, newest one, 391.35 currently

    Unfortunately I reverted to 1.13 and won't be going to 1.15 until these are fixed so I can't give You an exact url for videos, but in question are, that I remember, all embedded videos from Neowin.net and various other news outlets that mostly use Youtube.

    The issue presents itself in this manner: I can see the embedded video position and, presumably the first frame, but the video itself is neither clickable nor it responding to mouse hover, it behaves like a picture but it can't be right-clicked.


  • Moderator

    I do not know how to check this for you.

    Did you change any vivaldi://flags ? If yes, reset them and retry.
    May be your installed extensions are causing a problem.



  • @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    all embedded videos from Neowin.net

    Well, using Vivaldi Snapshot 1.15.1147.21 on Win 10 Pro (with GT 1030 with Nvidia Driver 391.35) this video plays OK for me (nearly half way down page)
    https://www.neowin.net/news/unboxing-huaweis-p20-and-the-40-megapixel-p20-pro

    So unless your card (GTX 755M) has been blacklisted by Chromium, I've no idea what your problem is - sorry.



  • @tbgbe

    All videos play fine in 1.13 for me with same extensions and overwritten profile, but none in 1.15. Thx for the checkup, though.

    Who knows what it is, I am satisfied with 1.13 working. I'll be moving to next version when this issue gets resolved I guess.



  • @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    me with same extensions

    Well, there is also the possibility that your extensions are not compatible with latest Chromium (used in Snapshots) as well.



  • @tbgbe said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    me with same extensions

    Well, there is also the possibility that your extensions are not compatible with latest Chromium (used in Snapshots) as well.

    ...and that is why I tried it with extensions disabled, but I use only 4 extension, none which should mess with the videos. uBlock origin, Yet another Flags, Imagus and Google Analytics opt-out.



  • @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    OK - the only extension that I have from that list is uBlock (1.15.24)

    I'll be moving to next version when this issue gets resolved I guess.

    The problem with that is there is no way to "resolve" an unknown problem!?
    Unless you are willing to install the latest snapshot and do some investigations, any fix will only be accidental. Even if you create a bug, if the devs can't reproduce it what can they do?

    and 1.14 is really buggy making it unusable for me.

    But does 1.14 Stable allow you to play those videos?
    Just try a stand-alone install, no extensions or Flag changes


  • Moderator

    @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    I tried it with extensions disabled

    Try: If it works in Private Window, one of your extensions cause trouble.



  • i have a similar problem using amazon video:

    the short commerical clip play and then the player isloading the video and loading and loading.
    The same in private mode.

    vivaldi version 1.15.1147.21 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)
    Windows 10
    NVIDIA GTX 960



  • @gwen-dragon said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    I tried it with extensions disabled

    Try: If it works in Private Window, one of your extensions cause trouble.

    Just tried it with the same result. Videos are not working at all.



  • @tbgbe said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    @ubik said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    OK - the only extension that I have from that list is uBlock (1.15.24)

    I'll be moving to next version when this issue gets resolved I guess.

    The problem with that is there is no way to "resolve" an unknown problem!?
    Unless you are willing to install the latest snapshot and do some investigations, any fix will only be accidental. Even if you create a bug, if the devs can't reproduce it what can they do?

    and 1.14 is really buggy making it unusable for me.

    But does 1.14 Stable allow you to play those videos?
    Just try a stand-alone install, no extensions or Flag changes

    Both 1.13 and 1.14 play embedded videos fine, but 1.14 branch is just too buggy and slow I might add compared to 1.13 so I reverted to 1.13. It seems the new/rewritten UI is really slowing Vivaldi down, UX painting especially.



  • @ubik OK, but with regard to video playing:-
    1.14 Stable was based on Chromium 64 and the videos worked for you.
    1.15 Snapshots are (now) on Chromium 65 - so that may be the cause of your problem!

    As you have eliminated extensions and profile problems (by testing "clean") that only leaves GPU problems with this Chromium base or maybe some codecs related to the new version!?



  • @tbgbe

    Unfortunately I can Ill afford to wipe my profile and so it won't happen but it is not GPU as I turned off hardware acceleration to check things out and the result is the same...broken embedded videos in 1.15. Besides why would the profile work in 1.13 and in 1.14 and wouldn't in 1.15?


  • Moderator

    @ubik Chromium is continually changing the underlying engine, and Vivaldi has to regularly adopt the new form of the engine. Be aware that refreshing your profile does not require you to "wipe" your data, sessions, notes, history, etc. It does mean you need to re-install your extensions one at a time, and extensions are often the cause of such problems.



  • @ayespy said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    @ubik Chromium is continually changing the underlying engine, and Vivaldi has to regularly adopt the new form of the engine. Be aware that refreshing your profile does not require you to "wipe" your data, sessions, notes, history, etc. It does mean you need to re-install your extensions one at a time, and extensions are often the cause of such problems.

    As I have pointed out, extensions are not the culprit since Vivaldi running in private mode without a single extension shows the same inability to play embedded videos.


  • Moderator

    @ubik I was not answering specifically to the case of your extensions. I was answering to the generality of "wipe my profile." You can still refresh your profile and save the old one. If it doesn't help anything, you can just put the old one back. This has the advantage of not making any assumptions or inferences, but simply testing if a clean profile fixes things.



  • @ayespy said in [1.15.xxx.xx] Broken embedded videos:

    @ubik I was not answering specifically to the case of your extensions. I was answering to the generality of "wipe my profile." You can still refresh your profile and save the old one. If it doesn't help anything, you can just put the old one pack. This has the advantage of not making any assumptions or inferences, but simply testing if a clean profile fixes things.

    Ok, just started fresh. New profile no extension and it is the same. Embedded videos are a no go.


  • Moderator

    @ubik So weird. All media plays fine here - including embedded video.


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