[Solved] Can't play most videos

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    When I click on a video from Facebook or YouTube the odds are that it will start out with decent audio but very jerky / nearly frozen video and within a few seconds stop with a message that says This video can't be played.
    If the video shows whirling dots while loading it will play. If it shows a narrow spiraling line or a fat whirling line while loading it will not play.
    If I delete all updates to the YouTube system app it might play one or two of the problem videos before returning to the consistent failin state.
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    Well, I figured that one out on my own. I was using Chrome Beta as my browser and it wasn't playing the vids. I installed Dolphin and appear to be in good shape.
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    Good deal, marked solved.
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    Stupid question... why wouldn't you just play the videos in the native video player or the YouTube app instead of Chrome?
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    Because the ones I was trying to play were posted on FB by a guitar teacher, and they're posted via URL, and I don't know how to differentiate between a video URL and any other URL, and (excuse the run-on sentence) URL's went to Chrome, and FINALLY I couldn't find the same vids on YouTube even searching by name. (Whew.)
    Not a stupid question. Maybe a stupid user.
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    What is "native video player?"
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    Gallery video player.

    Are you on a non-rooted, stock ROM? If so then viewing in browser is probably your only option... If rooted you can modify a couple files, or on a custom ROM, and the links will automatically open with the appropriate app. HTClinkifydispatcher prevents this in stock ROMs.

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    Yes, non-rooted, totally stock. I used to dig into the guts of stuff, but I guess I've blown up one too many things and now I'm more likely to just use what I've got as long as it works.
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    Ok... Cool. Then it is working as intended. :-\

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