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#1051  Edited By harperdc

Still trying to juggle things but not working. Trying from Japan, but iOS (iPhone / iPad), MacOS (Safari and Chrome), whitelisting on ABP and others, turned them off/disabled even but it's not working. Can download and then view, but just pressing 'play' hangs, and viewing via Download doesn't track the length of video watched or come up on Continue Watching on the home page.

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I am using Stephen Black's host files to block adware/malware with my CoreDNS server and I can't get videos to load in the browser but can in the mobile app on the same network

Repo of hosts I am using with CoreDNS: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

I'm not on their latest list but if there are cdns that are being blocked that shouldn't be, opening an issue would possibly help. they release almost daily right now and I haven't kept up. At one point Dragalia Lost was blocked for me for example but fixed in the next release.

As of 2.16.1 (released 5hrs ago) videos are still blocked in browser for me

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@rorie: It's been close to a month now of not being able to watch videos on this site because the play button doesn't work. Is anyone even working on it? I get that it's the apocalypse so if there's no one to work on this stuff just say so. The silence and lack of response is starting to bother me though.

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#1055 rorie  Staff

@rorie: It's been close to a month now of not being able to watch videos on this site because the play button doesn't work. Is anyone even working on it? I get that it's the apocalypse so if there's no one to work on this stuff just say so. The silence and lack of response is starting to bother me though.

I made a separate thread for this over here and people have been having some success with various whitelisting; can you take a look and see if any of those work for you?

https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/bug-reporting-33/if-the-play-button-is-not-working-for-you-on-video-1881976/

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#1056 rorie  Staff

@melkore said:

I am using Stephen Black's host files to block adware/malware with my CoreDNS server and I can't get videos to load in the browser but can in the mobile app on the same network

Repo of hosts I am using with CoreDNS: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

I'm not on their latest list but if there are cdns that are being blocked that shouldn't be, opening an issue would possibly help. they release almost daily right now and I haven't kept up. At one point Dragalia Lost was blocked for me for example but fixed in the next release.

As of 2.16.1 (released 5hrs ago) videos are still blocked in browser for me

Hey, sorry, are you saying we should open a ticket with Stephen Black or CoreDNS or...? I'm not really familiar with these kinds of tools.

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#1058  Edited By melkore

@rorie Opening a ticket with Stephen Black's repo to get an exception to whatever your back end is trying to serve would be the path I would go down. I was trying to sniff that out to compare to my config but I couldn't extract it from Chrome's tools or my filtering shut it down before it got to the browser.

CoreDNS is just the server to handle DNS requests. The hosts file Stephen Black provides filters in a single file from a number of other community projects monitoring for ad and malware servers.

If you want I can help troubleshoot if you can provide some of the back end domains you guys use when serving video so I can cross reference. Nothing cbs or giantbomb came up in the search I did in their repo a few days ago

EDIT:

I did some more digging and it looks like you are using cdn.cookielaw.org and c.go-mpulse.net for cookie and usage tracking. Both show up in the black list. I'll comment them out and see if I can get a video to go.

More checking:

I switched back to google dns and videos play normally so it's all on my end. The host file is very aggressive on blocking any sort of tracking domain so doubleclick, summerhamster and others that popped up on your site showed up in my list. I can disable those filters, it's just an annoyance on my end for wanting to stay anonymous.

I started looking in to their community and they have a pretty hard stance against removing any of the tracking domains so I doubt they would add an exception.

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Just adding to the chorus of "My Roku app immediately crashes."

Been a happy paying customer for a long time and not going anywhere - it seems like the latest Roku update borked a lot of things. Even the YouTube app is acting funky.