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Trying to play mp4 video, have VLC and VLC plug-in upto date, but it won't play- just hangs (Win XP)

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Space for video screen opens, but controls don't work, it just sits there.

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Thanks for your response! I find It is highly unlikely that the problem is caused by an issue with Win XP.. If I access the same exact website on Google Chrome, I have no problems at all playing the exact same videos. Thus it must be an issue with Firefox and/or the Firefox VLC plugin.

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It is highly unlikely the problem is with Win XP. If I bring up Google Chrome I can access the same website and the same videos and they play just fine. thus it seems the problem must be with Firefox or the VLC Firefox plugin. Thanks1

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Hi emzfi, does Google Chrome use a plugin to play the content, or does it play as native HTML5 video? In case someone reading this thread has Windows XP, do you want to post a link to the problem video for testing?

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I don't have much knowledge of Chrome, as we almost always use Firefox. As for posting a link, that wouldn't illuminate much as the problem occurs for more than one video (I uploaded another video and the problem was the same.) The plugin freezes for any video I suppose. I would hope by now somebody from VLC might take an interest, but XP is too old I guess. Thanks!

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