Meltbrain's forum posts

#1 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

This shit is disgusting. I get what some of you guys are saying about the GB personalities being more vocal about denouncing this bullshit behvaiour, but I really don't think that will discourage people. I mean, look at the kind of shit they are saying! Do you think hearing some personalities in the industry denounce their actions will really change their minds?

I don't think we're dealing with good people who've gone down the wrong path here, guys. I think they're just plain fucked up and I don't think any amount of moral guidance or calling them out from any amount of industry personalities will shut this stuff down. The world doesn't work that way. I don't know what the solution is -- I wish I did. All I know is that giving the staff shit for not getting out there enough and calling out these assholes for their bullshit is going to do anything. Think about it, they're trolls. What do trolls love? Getting as much of a reaction to their shit-stirring as they possibly can. Don't feed the trolls. Report them to the police, report them on the services they are using to launch these pathetic assaults and use the proper channels. Do not give them any recognition whatsoever.

#2 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

@00 said:

Software like your web browser or a video player on a website is not the cause of this.

You either have a driver problem (make sure your system is completely up to date) or a hardware failure.

It may be that you only have problems when hardware accelerated video decoding is being used, but that's a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

Sorry dude, but you're dead wrong on this one.

#3 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

Can confirm that I only get atikmdag.sys BSODs when watching Giant Bomb videos. It does not happen on any other website at all that I can see, or game, or anything else. Literally just this site. If anyone finds a work around please let me know as soon as possible? Cheers!

#4 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

Brilliant. Putting it on my phone now!

#5 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

Same issue here. I didn't notice until I had to log back in on my laptop. The crossing guard is coming for me :(

#6 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

So the first VR headset with promise is now going to be a machine to peddle even more free to play Facebook shit like farmville and candy crush? No fucking thanks! Christ.

#7 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

@sweetz said:

Same for other Firefox users.

There's a workaround, after the video fails to load, right click in video area -> Play. Seems to be a Firefox problem and not a Giant Bomb problem.

Thanks for that, that's definitely useful in the interim. I do hope it is fixed soon, though.

#8 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

@demoskinos: No worries, man! Glad to make you feel a part of something even if I'm not huge in the community myself. :)

#9 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

Hi there,

I posted about this before but I'm still having this issue on almost every video on the site, though on very rare occasions videos do play properly. The basic jist is that on the new player, I click play (for example on Breaking Brad) and as the still fades to black and the video should pop in, nothing happens. It just fades slightly and sticks and the video never loads. If I switch from HD quality to low (high doesn't seem to work) the video starts playing, and I can then switch back to HD quality once the video is playing.
Any ideas why this is happening?

- Watching using HTML5 in HD quality

- Latest version of Firefox

- Win7 64-bit

#10 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

I've found a potential short term workaround for myself (maybe for others?). Before you load the video, try putting the quality to "Low", hopefully the video will begin playing in low quality. Once it is, you can then switch up to High or HD as you desire and it should work. It works for me!