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Embedded videos not playing in IE 11 and Windows 8.1

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    Embedded videos not playing in IE 11 and Windows 8.1


    How do I get IE to let me play embedded videos? I can watch vids on Youtube, but if I go to a web site where they have embedded videos, it doesn't show them. What I mean is that it doesn't even acknowledge there is a video there. I even had someone with sight look at the site I was on, and she didn't see a video at all. At first I thought it was just that site, but I was just now doing a Google search, and I kept coming on sites that said they had video clips, only there were no video clips. This happened on every single site I visited. I checked my addons and shockwave is enabled. Also, I'm using the desktop version of IE, as the metro version isn't Jaws friendly, but I tried using th metro version, and it still didn't play the embedded vids.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe these settings will help:

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    I really appreciate the reply, and I hate to be a pain, but can you please put that in words rather than a picture? I'm totally blind, and my screen reader only reads text, not pictures. Thanks.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by arctobear View Post
    I really appreciate the reply, and I hate to be a pain, but can you please put that in words rather than a picture? I'm totally blind, and my screen reader only reads text, not pictures. Thanks.
    In Internet Options click on the Advanced tab.
    Scroll down to the Multimedia section.
    Put a check in the boxes for enabling the following options:

    Enable alternative codecs in HTML 5 media elements
    (requires restart)

    Play animations in webpages
    (requires restart)

    Play sounds in webpages

    Show pictures

    Click Apply and OK & restart the computer.

    These settings MAY help.
    You need Flash enabled in Internet Explorer also.

    If this info doesn't help, someone else will have to help you.
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    This is weird but apparently all of the boxes were labeled as on without me having to check the boxes.
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    It was suppose to have been fixed with a patch November patch Tuesday but wasn't. Hopefully Microsoft will have a fix next week on patch Tuesday. Info world has an nice article about it IE11 leaves flas media hanging on YouTube
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    How do you get the patches? Do they come with the automatic updates? I never install optional ones because it's mostly just a bunch of toolbars, although maybe I should go ahead and install Quicktime, not sure
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