Different Ways To Fix Embedded Videos Not Playing In Chrome

Are you looking for a way to fix Embedded Videos Not Playing in Chrome? Google Chrome is no doubt the amazing web browser that is available right now. Certainly, it is famous among desktop or mobile users according to NetMarketShare statistics. However, the most popular or the best software can have hiccups. Recently I encounter a problem where embedded videos on websites stop working at all. If are facing the same situation where videos are not playing, then you must try a few things you can do to resolve the issue.

Causes: Videos Not Playing In Google Chrome:

Before moving to solutions to resolve the Chrome video playback problem, make sure that your PC has the following to play videos:

  • High-speed Wifi connection
  • The new version of Chrome
  • Updated Adobe Flash Player & Drivers

Different Ways To Fix Videos Playing In Chrome

Embedded Videos Not Playing In Chrome

  • Wipe Cached Data & browsing history in Google Chrome.
  • Update Chrome.
  • Update Adobe Flash Player.
  • Turn Off Hardware Acceleration Plugins in Chrome in Chrome.
  • Turn Off Adblock on Chrome.
  • Allow Flash on the website.

Method 1: Wipe Cached Data in Google Chrome

Wiping the browser history, cookies, or cache can fix lots of browser-related problems such as videos not playing or buffering issue in Chrome.

Also, it makes disk storage space and hence increases the performance of the PC while browsing.

Steps to wipe cache/browsing history/cookies in Google Chrome:

Step 1:

Head over to the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2:

Then tap on Settings in the dropdown menu.

Step 3:

Move down to Advanced > Privacy and security.

Step 4:

Tap on Clear browsing data.

Step 5:

Tap on You can also choose the time range of removing this data from the Last hour, 24 hours to All time.

Step 6:

Mark-in Browsing history, Cached images, Download history, and files, Cookies, and other site data.

Step 7:

Tap Clear Data at the bottom.

Now, open Chrome and check if the embedded videos are playing well.

Method 2: Update Chrome

Update Chrome

Updation can resolve bugs and some fix web videos playing problems. Make sure that you are still using an updated Flash player or Chrome.

Instructions for Chrome updation:

Step 1:

Head over to the menu icon in the Chrome browser and then tap Settings.

Step 2:

From the top left corner tap Settings.

Step 3:

Now choose About Chrome.

Step 4:

Update if the latest version is available.

Method 3: Adobe Flash Player Updation

Steps to update Adobe Flash:

Step 1:

Input chrome://components in the Chrome address barhit Enter then move down to Adobe Flash Player.

Step 2:

Tap Check for update. If you view any updates, install.

Method 4: Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome

Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome

Whenever Google Chrome can properly load or web videos stop play on it, then disable the Hardware Acceleration in the browser settings.

Instructions to turn off Hardware Acceleration:

Step 1:

Head over to Settings in the Chrome menu.

Step 2:

At the bottom of the Advanced move down and choose System.

Step 3:

Unmark Use hardware acceleration when available.

 Method 5: Turn Off Plugins in Google Chrome

Instructions to turn off plug-ins in Chrome:

Step 1:

Head over to the Chrome menu icon (the three dots located on the top right).

Step 2:

Follow Settings >Advanced settings >  Privacy and Security.

Step 3:

Tap on Content Settings.

Step 4:

Move down to the plugin you like to turn off. Tap on it.

Step 5:

Toggle off Ask First to turn off Plug-ins in your Google Chrome.

Method 6: Disable AdBlock on Google Chrome

Disable AdBlock on Google Chrome

After using the Chrome AdBlock version, just uninstall it. Chrome AdBlock secures ads over the web but can certainly interfere with the loading of web videos.

Instructions to uninstall Chrome Adblock

Step 1:

Head over to Settings in the Chrome menu.

Step 2:

From the dropdown choose Extensions on the left.

Step 3:

Search AdBlock and then toggle it off. You can also choose the Remove button to remove it completely.

Method 7: Enable Flash on Website

After you getting messages like ‘Click to enable Adobe Flash Player’ or install Flash, the website in Chrome wants permission to use Flash.

Instruction to Allow Flash on the website:

Step 1:

Head over to the website in Google Chrome.

Step 2:

If you want to the left of the web address, tap on the Lock icon.

Step 3:

If you want to the right of ‘Flash,’ tap the Arrows icon.

Step 4:

Select Always allow on this site.

Step 5:

From the top left, tap Reload.

Note: Allow Flash only on secure or trusted websites.


All the methods mentioned above can resolve the issue of embedded videos not playing in Google Chrome. Erasing plugins, cookies, extensions, and cache data work for some of the users. It is good to start with simpler methods like checking your Wifi connection, removing all temporary files on your PC, and updating Chrome.

I hope this article was helpful.

Which workaround worked in your situation when videos stop playing in Chrome? Let us know in the comment section below!

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