Fail to Play Facebook Video with Chrome or FireFox Web Broswer

Diana Joan

Nov 24, 2016 05:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Facebook video not play on any browser

"Hi all, I would like a bit of help with something I'm stuck with. I can't play downloaded Facebook videos in any of my browsers. I've tried Chrome, Firefox and IE I can see the picture, if I fast forward to video to another point the picture updates but it doesn't play the video. I've tried uninstalling the browser (Chrome/FF) still the same Clearing Cache and temp internet files Disabling Adobe Flash hardware acceleration Disable all extensions Turning of the router and resetting the router Reset to default settings on browsers System restore to a point a few days before when video playback worked. None of the above work sadly."

"Facebook videos are not playing in firefox, it plays youtube videos fine. The fb videos start to load and after that just a black screen remains. No such issues in IE, I've no addons installed, flash player is latest, and tried by enabling/disabling the block popups option.

Facebook Not Play in Any Web Browser

Reasons and solutions for Facebook Chrome and Firefox playback issue

Fix Facebook video Chrome playback problems

If a video on Facebook isn't working on your Chrome browser -for example, it doesn't load, stays blank, or causes Chrome to freeze or crash -try the troubleshooting tips below.

Step 1: Update Chrome

You might need the latest version of Chrome to play your video. Learn how to update Chrome for your computer and mobile device.

Step 2: Turn on JavaScript

Your video might require JavaScript. YouTube videos, for example, won't run without JavaScript.
1. Open a new Chrome browser window.
2. Type chrome://settings/content into the address bar.
3. In the JavaScript section, select Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended).
4. To close the window, click Done.
5. In the top left, click the refresh button. This will update the settings.

Step 3: Reset your Internet connection

Your Internet network might be causing problems with video playback. Try resetting it:
1. Turn off your computer or mobile device.
2. Unplug your modem and your wireless router, if it's a separate device.
3. Wait for about one minute.
4. Plug in your modem and wait until all the lights have stopped blinking.
5. If you unplugged your router, plug it back in and wait until the lights have stopped blinking.
6. Turn on your computer or mobile device and try playing your video.

Step 4: Check your extensions, plugins, cache, and cookies

Some video issues are caused by Chrome extensions, plugins, or something saved in your cache or browser data. Learn how to troubleshoot and fix the problem:
Check extensions and plugins
To see if an extension is causing problems, try playing the video you're having trouble with in Incognito mode. Learn more about incognito mode.
- If that solved your issue, turn off your extensions or plugins temporarily. Then turn them back on one-by-one to see which extension or plugin is causing the problem.
- If this doesn't work, try resetting Chrome to its default settings. This will turn off your extensions and plugins.

Clear cache and cookies

Check to see if the video will play in an Incognito window in Chrome. If it does play, you may need to clear your cache and browsing data. Learn how to clear your cache and browsing data.

Note: Keep in mind that clearing your cache and cookies erases your settings for websites. Here are some examples:

- If you chose to have sites remember your username and password, they will be cleared from your browser's memory when you clear cache and cookies. You'll have to sign in to these sites again.
- Websites might load a little slower because all of the images and content pieces have to be loaded from scratch.

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Fix Firefox Facebook video playback problems

Go to "Help Menu -> select "Restart with Add-ons Disabled". Firefox will close then it will open up with just basic Firefox. You can enable the Add-ons later. Check and tell if its working.

How to play Facebook without limitation?

To eliminate Facebook video web browser playback issue and conveniently view Facebook video anywhere as you like, you can use a Facebook Video Converter such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best video converter review) to convert online downloaded Facebook video to any of your desired file formats or device preset profile formats for viewing on PC or Mac with QuickTime, Windows Media Player or transfer and watch on iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablets or stream and play on large screen TV via USB drive, home-media servers or DLNA servers, etc.

Customize and edit Facebook video

If the Facebook video is too large and occupy too much space on your smartphone or tablets, you can split the large Facebook video into small parts or lower the video resolution, bit rate or frame rate in the program's profile settings window. If there are black bars or edges when displaying the Facebook video on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can use the "Crop" function to remove them from the frame or adjust the output aspect ratio to make them fit with your portable devices. If the original Facebook video contains some of your unwanted trailers or advertisement, you can trim the video to cut off unwanted parts or segments from the Facebook video. Besides converting Facebook video to your desired file formats, you can also use the program to convert other incompatible file formats to Facebook supported file formats for smooth uploading and sharing.

How to Convert Facebook Video to Any of Your Desired File Formats?

Step 1: Load downloaded Facebook video.

Launch and start the program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to import Facebook video into the program.

Load Facebook video

Step 2: Define output file format.

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select one of your desired file format to output. Here, we choose to output a more portable device compatible file format "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Choose output file format

Tips: In the program's profile settings window, you can adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to make them fit with your devices or programs.

Step 3: Edit Facebook video.

Select an item on the main interface to active the "Editor" function, then click the Edit icon on the top tool bar of main interface to open the Video Editor Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, crop, add effect, add watermark, apply special effect, etc.

Edit Facebook Video

Step 4: Start Facebook video conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom convert button to begin the conversion from Facebook video to any of your desired file formats by hitting the right-bottom "Convert" button.

When the video conversion is completed, you can find your converted files by clicking "Open output folder" with your desired Facebook video for playing on computer, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc.

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