Summary: This blog is an ultimate guide to fix Google Chrome embedded videos not playing or working error. Slow, stuttering or sluggish video in Google Chrome are common scenarios and extremely annoying. This blog focuses on dealing with such instances.
‘I am unable to play Netflix videos in Chrome browser on Mac. I tried to load videos on Safari and they run fine. What could be the problem? I prefer Google Chrome for online activities. How can I fix the Chrome video playability issue?’
Are your website videos not playing in the Chrome browser?
Do the videos keep loading in YouTube, Netflix, or Facebook, etc., when viewed in Chrome?
Then read on this post to fix the ‘embedded videos not playing in Google Chrome’ problem.
Google Chrome is a popular browser used by macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android users. However, technical glitches can occur at any time. Often Chrome users report that when they open a web video, animation, or game, it does not load, stutter, is sluggish or shows a black screen, etc. Chrome even crashes or freezes at times.
The experience is frustrating when you want to watch your favorite video or play a game online.
There could be many reasons for the issue, from a slow internet connection, outdated Chrome, and cookies to the extensions or plugins installed in the browser.
But luckily, the web video playback issues can be easily fixed.
Before moving onto solutions to fix the Chrome video playback issue, ensure that your computer has the following to play the videos:
|You may want to try these workarounds to watch your videos
• Close all other browser windows except the video website.
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Clearing the browser history, cache (temporary files), and cookies can solve many browser-related issues like videos not playing or buffering problems in Chrome.
It also frees up disk space and hence improves the performance of the computer while browsing.
Now, open Chrome and check if the videos are playing well.
Note: Clearing cookies will sign you out of most websites that need log-in.
Updates fix bugs and mostly resolve web video playing issues. Ensure that you are using updated Chrome and Flash player.
Whenever Google Chrome does not load properly or web videos do not play on it, turn off Hardware Acceleration in the browser settings.
If you are using the Chrome AdBlock version, uninstall it. Chrome AdBlock prevents ads over the web but can sometimes interfere with the loading of web videos.
If you receive messages such as ‘Click to enable Adobe Flash Player or download Flash, the website in Chrome needs permission to use Flash.
Note: Allow Flash only on trusted and secure websites.
One of the above methods should fix the problem of embedded videos not playing in Google Chrome. Removing plugins, extensions, cookies, and cache data work for most of the users. It is best, to begin with, simpler workarounds like checking your internet connection, deleting all temporary files on your computer, and updating Chrome.
Hope this post was helpful.
Which method worked in your case when videos didn’t play in Chrome? Do share with our readers in the comment box below.
Harsha is a technical expert who loves Mondays, technology and is a big time Apple fan. She knows her way around the data loss problems and is always looking for ways to help out people.
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