Facebook Videos Not Playing in Chrome, Firefox, Safari (SOLVED)

Facebook is home to many videos. It has options for live broadcasts, watching videos in groups, and the live broadcast can be split as a video once it has finished. A few YouTube content creators have Facebook pages that they share videos with. Instagram users have the option of uploading their shared videos to Facebook as well.

Overall, it makes Facebook a hub for lots of videos. The Watch tab on the Facebook app can keep users staying for a good hour.

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Facebook videos not playing

Facebook supports video playback on desktop browsers as well as its mobile apps. That said, it can cause problems with playing media. If you are unable to play videos in your desktop browser, try the following basic scans and then move on to the settings listed further below.

  • If a hat blocker is installed, turn it off. Facebook videos show ads and the blocker may block the video.
  • Try to open the video in Incognito mode in your browser.
  • Check if you can play videos in the mobile app on your phone. If not, Facebook could be partially blocked.
  • Try using a VPN to play videos. If the videos are playing, Facebook is partially blocked by your ISP.
  • Restart the router at least once, and so does your system.

How to set non-playing video (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

If the video does not play after you have run all of the above basic tests, try the solutions below.

1. Clear caches and cookies

Cored files in the cache or outdated cookies can prevent videos from playing. Clear the cache and cookies and the videos should play.

In Chrome:

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Enter this chrome://settings/privacy in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Click Clear browsing data.
  4. Select cookies and site data, and saved images and files.
  5. Click Clear data.

In Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Enter this about:preferences#privacy in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Scroll down to Cookies and Site data.
  4. Click Clear data.
  5. Choose Cookies and data and web content are stored.
  6. Click Clear.

In Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. go to Safari> Preferences from the menu bar.
  3. Go to Privacy tab.
  4. Click Manage data.
  5. Select Facebook from the field list.
  6. Click Remove.

2. Disable add-ons / extensions

Add-ons and extensions, even if they are not blockers, can prevent videos from playing. Disable them in your browser and try playing the videos.

In Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Enter this chrome://extensions/ in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Turn off the version for each extension.
  4. Restart the browser.

In Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Enter this about:addons in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Disable all add-ons.
  4. Restart the browser.

In Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. go to Safari> Preferences from the menu bar.
  3. go to Extensions.
  4. Select all extensions and disable or uninstall them.
  5. Restart the browser.

3. Update Facebook session

Facebook is a website and a complex one at that. Users are usually still registered on the site and this can cause problems.

  1. Visit him Facebook.
  2. Click on the drop arrow at the top right.
  3. Choose Log out.
  4. Restart the browser and log in again.

4. Disable hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration can prevent videos from playing. Try turning it off.

In Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Enter this chrome://settings/system in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Turn the version for Use hardware acceleration when available.
  4. Restart the browser.

In Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Enter this about:preferences#general in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Scroll down to Performance section.
  4. Disable Use recommended performance options.
  5. Disable Use hardware acceleration when available.
  6. Restart the browser.

Hardware acceleration cannot be enabled in Safari.

5. Check for browser updates

If your browser is not up to date, it can prevent websites from functioning properly.

In Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Enter this chrome://settings/help in the URL bar and tap on Enter.
  3. Let Chrome check for updates.
  4. Install available updates and restart the browser.

In Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click on the hamburger image at the top right.
  3. Choose Support> About Firefox.
  4. Allow Firefox to check for updates and install them.
  5. Restart the browser.

Safari update with macOS.

Conclusion

Facebook is built to run on today’s browsers and on mobile browsers. If you are having problems with media streaming, check if Facebook is having problems. If you can’t access videos on any platform and everything, it indicates a problem with Facebook media streams. You may have to wait for it to resolve.

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