The culprit behind this inconvenience is usually Adobe Flash Player. As the internet browsers often use Adobe Flash to run HTML5 videos, a check on the Flash Player’s activity is recommended.
Here’s how one user described the issue on Microsoft Answers forum:
When I try to play HTML5 videos in IE9, I get the message that Your browser does not support HTML5 video.
NONE of the videos are supported as the video frames give messages that state:
Your browser cannot play H.264 high profile content with the HTML5 video element.
How can I fix this?
We managed to come up with a series of solutions to help you run HTML5 videos in your Internet browser.
How do I get my browser to support HTML5?
1. Use a different browser
If you’re having this problem with your browser, perhaps you should consider switching to a new one.
Opera is heavily focused on user privacy and security, and it offers the same customization options and extensions as Chrome.
Unlike Chrome, this browser is a lot faster, and you won’t have any issues with HTML5 videos while using it. Opera comes with various built-in packages, enhanced resource consumption, and great design.
Moreover, Opera comes with a built-in adblocker so that you can navigate the internet without distractions.
Play videos easyly and error free. Try out the amazing video pop-up feature in Opera right now!
2. Install/update Adobe Flash Player
- Press the Start button and open the Control Panel.
- Expand the View By drop-down box and select Large Icons.
- Click Flash Player.
- Select the Updates tab and click Check now.
- Click the Player Download Center link and choose Install
- Open the downloaded Flash Player installation file.
- Follow the steps required for the install and restart your browser.
3. Disable add-ons
- Click the Three dots icon in the top right corner.
- Select More tools and choose Extensions.
- Find the extension that you want to block.
- Click the toggle switch next to it. If it turns gray, it means that you disabled it.
4. Add plugins to support your browser
- Download the Windows Media Player plugin.
- Install the plugin.
- Restart your browser and then try loadingHTML5 videos.
- Change watch?=v with embed/ in the link tab.
- For example:
We hope that our solutions have proven to be useful when it comes to fixing the Your browser does not support HTML5 video issue. Leave a comment in the section below if it worked for you.
This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport