Browsing is an activity the present generation, irrespective of their age spends a lot of time on. It is a productive way of spending time and helps us to stay updated with the latest trends, news, technological innovations, etc.
Even though there are many browsers available now, most users prefer Google Chrome as it is the best browser and offers a lot of useful features. The Chrome browser is very popular and is widely used by Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android users all over the world.
A small problem encountered by the users of Chrome sometimes is videos not playing on chrome. That can be a very upsetting problem, as every site and every page we visit have a lot of interesting and informative videos. So here in this article, we will discuss the problems associated with video playing on chrome in detail and its solutions.
There are many reasons why a video can’t be played on chrome, but nothing that can’t be fixed. So just because you are not able to play videos, don’t get upset and stop using your favorite browser. Let’s see why this can happen.
Now let us see what we can do in order to solve the issue of video playback on Chrome on Windows/Mac, iPhone, and Android. Several methods to solve the issues will be discussed below along with clear steps.
Now, since you have an idea about the issues behind video being not being able to be played on the Chrome browser, let us go through the known solutions for these issues, so that you can have a wonderful video viewing and browsing experience.
Note: the Chrome application for Windows and Mac is pretty much the same, so the step to be followed are also same.
This is the first thing you should try doing when chrome browser won't play videos. Close all the tabs you have loaded one by one and then close the chrome browser completely. Now open the chrome browser and visit a page and try playing a video and see if it works.
Look for the warnings or error messages and see if anything like enable Flash Player pops up. If so, it means that you will need to enable the flash permissions for the site, so that the video can be played.
Note: enable Flash only on the sites you trust.
You can also choose to block flash on a particular site or even enable it for all sites. Enabling it for all sites have certain security risks.
Some video issues like videos not playing in chrome may be caused by Chrome extensions saved in your browser data or cache.
Note: If the video works, the next step is to make sure that the extensions are causing the problem, for that:
If again the video works, in order to find the particular issue causing extension, turn on each extension one by one and repeat the steps of reloading the page and playing the video, for each extension. Do it for all extensions and once you have figured the particular extension, you can Remove (recycle bin icon) that particular extension.
Cache data can be a headache at times and clearing them from the Chrome browser can solve a lot of issues including not being able to play videos.
Now visit the same page on which the issue existed and try playing the video after reloading the page.
The steps to follow if chrome won't play videos on an iPhone are a little different from the Android devices or PC.
If the problem exists even after closing and opening the Chrome app, the next step is to try force closing the application. To do so, open the Chrome app and minimize it. Then view the recently opened apps on the iPhone and look for chrome. Swipe up on the app's preview to close it. Now try opening chrome and check whether the issue is solved after reloading the page.
Network connections can cause a lot of issues in the working of an application, especially browsing applications like Chrome. So make sure that your device is connected to a stable WiFi network or cellular data.
Some pages and videos need the latest version of Chrome to load or play perfectly. Hence we must keep our applications updated to the latest version.
When the update is successful, open the Chrome browser and open the page that displayed the issue previously and try playing the video.
Clearing the cookies and cache from your Chrome browser can solve a lot of issues including the issues that encounter while playing a video.
All the cookies and cache will be cleared on the browser. Try reloading the page and playing the video now.
Chrome is a pre-installed application on all android devices and most users prefer it for browsing and watching videos. So it can be very difficult when the videos are not playing on Chrome in Android.
Using the updated versions of every application is very important if you wish to enjoy the complete functionality of the application. Some sites or videos will need the updated version of chrome to perform.
If the problem was due to issues in connection, it can be solved by resetting the internet connection in chrome.
Check whether you can play the video after reloading the page.
The Chrome data clearing process on Android is somewhat similar to an iPhone.
If none of the methods have resolved the issue for you, then there can be an issue with the video itself. In this case, we recommend using Recoverit Data Recovery, which can scan the repositories to replace corrupt and missing files. This works in all cases. It can fix logical errors and playback issues with videos like a corrupt file, dropped frames, audio/video syncing, grainy video, missing audio/video, and so on. With the help of Recoverit, you can fix all kinds of videos that are damaged under different scenarios.
Simply follow the 3 steps below to repair your corrupt video and enjoy life at its best.
Directly choose "Video Repair" option after launching it on your computer. Then click on "Start" button to enter the specific mode.
Click the center area or the "Add" button to import the video you want to repair into the program. Now, click on the "Repair" button to start the video repairing process.
When the repairing process is completed, you can preview the repaired videos directly. Check them and you can choose to save it or remove it according to your own needs.
Click here to learn more about How to Repair Corrupted Videos.
Every application will have some issues at some point in time. Chrome is the best and one of the widely used applications by people all over the world and the video playing issue is not a big deal. No matter on what device you are using Google Chrome on, your issues can be solved by following the methods listed above in the article. Hope you have a wonderful browsing experience. Let us know what you think about our suggestions in the comment box below.