chrome, safari, firefox will not play videos on ESPN website

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by dalearyous, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    i get the image below for every video. what the hell? i have tried everything i found by googling. nothing works. if i hop on my PC right next to me they all work just fine in chrome or IE.
     

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  2. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Did you reboot?
     
  3. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    ESPN's website still uses Adobe Flash for video content that I'm aware of so, Safari (on macOS) doesn't have any Flash support at all unless it's installed manually, Firefox doesn't either (but can do HTML5 content), and Chrome comes with the Pepper Flash plugin but Chrome automagically blocks Flash content now since around version 55 IIRC and it can be very difficult to get it functioning properly with several options that need to be enabled.

    Are you trying to watch videos on a smartphone or tablet or something and then on a PC? I ask because you said one thing but then said something else, so your post content is somewhat confusing to comprehend.
     
  4. BulletDust

    BulletDust [H]ardness Supreme

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    ESPN really need to get with the times, i can't believe they're still pushing flash on their website.

    Bloody Flash, it just won't die!
     
  5. dalearyous

    dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd

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    sorry - im on my macbook pro and having the issue. i have installed the latest version of flash for firefox and for safari and they both give me the same result.

    for firefox (after researching): i checked the flash settings to make sure the local storage setting was set to allow
    for chrome (after researching): i dumped the pepperflash folder and restarted chrome to see if that helped

    most of my effort was to get it working in chrome but i guess ill focus on trying to get it to work in firefox instead
     
  6. BulletDust

    BulletDust [H]ardness Supreme

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    My best guess is that Apple have blocked Flash at OS level?
     
  7. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    For me ESPN videos play normally. Browser Firefox 56 and OSX 10.11.6.

    Probably you need to clear up your browser cache. Press shift + refresh on your browser.
     
  8. BulletDust

    BulletDust [H]ardness Supreme

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    Running Chrome 60.0.3112.113 here under macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and the video's play fine....