[Solved] I Cannot play web videos in all my portable browsers..
My problem is a strange one… Even after Alot of Googling, I have yet to find any post that complain of the same issue..
For the past couple of years, I have ONLY been using portable browsers (Firefox and Opera..), videos were working fine until I started using another PC.. Now, All web video sites dont work, EXCEPT for Youtube! ( definitely need an explanation for that too)
What I did in attempt to fix the problem:
fully updated the browsers
tried different codec packs
made sure Graphics driver is the latest version
tried both enabling and disabling Hardware acceleration
made sure extensions are not the problem
went as far as installing the outdated Adobe Flash..
More information plus venting:
Most sites, such as Dailymotion gave me a bogus (browser outdated) or very vague error that did not help for googling at all, other sites simply did not show any error just black screen..
I was like alright.. I need to think out of the box.. So I installed a normal setup executable browser and it freaking worked.. But I was even more furious now because of the fact that there was no information on the internet, browser guides or help boards that mention that portable browsers work differently than installed ones and that perhaps I might face problems.. No one told me to treat portable browsers any different..
Still havent been able to actually fix my situation though…
Extra note: It is also worth to mention that the portable browsers aren’t exactly running smoothly they are a bit too laggy I think maybe they cant utilize and communicate with my hardware for some reason.
-Windows 8.1 (x64) Core (N) <-- (means no Windows Media Player, the cause maybe?) -very old laptop Note: (Please excuse me guys for posting the same issue on other forums, because its just not getting any replies and being buried..