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#1 Edited by ExcessDebris (195 posts) -

So starting yesterday any video I try watching on the site using the embedded video player (youtube versions are fine) stops playing immediately after 9 seconds. By stop I mean it behaves as if the player has reached the end of the video. I have tried this on multiple videos (the most recent game tapes, UPF and Blue Bombin') and it cuts off exactly 9 seconds into each one. If I try to jump to a spot farther in the video, it just responds as if I went to the very end of the video. The problem is identical when watching a video in incognito mode. Any suggestions?

For reference, I am having this problem in Chrome on an Acer Chromebook.

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#2 Edited by FantasticMango (1 posts) -

I'm getting the same issue on a Toshiba Chromebook 2. It also does that spinny loading thing forever if I manually select HD instead of auto. Disabling my extensions doesn't seem to do anything.

Edit: Just tried running this on the same chromebook under my Linux installation (via crouton) and the videos run fine on Firefox in that. HD is absolutely smooth with no buffering. No idea why the base Chrome OS is having so many issues with this new video player. I think it was fine just a month ago on this chromebook.

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#3 Posted by hyperstalker (3 posts) -

Seems to be an issue with chomeOS I too am having the issue on a dell Chromebook except I cant even get the UPF videos to even start now. I"ve disabled all of my plugins thinking it was one of those but still nothing hopefully it will get resolved one of the reasons I bought a Chromebook was for portable Giant Bombing :p

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#4 Edited by dcorsentino (21 posts) -

I am having the same problem with a Chromebox :( :( :(

Can we get some help with this please?

NOTE: If you fiddle with the video "Settings" it will start working..

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#5 Posted by Rorie (4128 posts) -
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#6 Posted by Rorie (4128 posts) -

@rorie said:

@hyperstalker: @fantasticmango: @excessdebris: Have you tried adjusting the quality of the video up and down? Does that do anything different?

Also, if you can try going back a month or so to a video that appeared before we switched to 1080p, that might be another useful datapoint.

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#7 Posted by Tatsiki (1 posts) -

I've experienced similar problems on my HP chromebook. Videos seem to stop randomly after 5-10 seconds while watching on chromeOS.

I tried switching video quality down and that did help. High and low quality worked fine and the issues were only present with HD setting. This was the case for both HTML5 and progressive players. I also tested with a pre-60-fps video, a Stardew Valley Playdate from early january, and It worked flawlessly even in HD.

One interesting thing is that this issue seems to be somehow tied to chromeOS. I have a virtualized linux desktop running on this chromebook and I decided to try out one of those new problematic videos on it. The video worked in HD when played on chrome running on linux, on the same hardware.