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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #1

    Media player bug?


    Whenever I play a video (on Youtube for example) with full screen on, the video will play for a few seconds then revert back to small screen and run another popup ad then play the video from the beginning again. This has been very annoying since the upgrade from Windows 7 since this never happened with Win 7.
    I'm not sure if it's a video driver since those are updated as are all Win 10 drivers and updates. my other thought is it's a popup issue since Win 10 doesn't seem to handle those as well as Win 7 did?
    Any help with this would be awesome!
    Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       14 Sep 2015 #2

    What web browser are you using?
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  3.    14 Sep 2015 #3

    MIcrosoft has stopped paying royalties on codecs that they bundled in previous versions of the player. You need to use a third-party player, such as VLC Player (free in the Store). The cost of these royalties for copies of Windows 10 that they are giving away free could easily exceed a billion dollars.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       14 Sep 2015 #4

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    MIcrosoft has stopped paying royalties on codecs that they bundled in previous versions of the player. You need to use a third-party player, such as VLC Player (free in the Store). The cost of these royalties for copies of Windows 10 that they are giving away free could easily exceed a billion dollars.

    You don't need or use a media player to watch YouTube videos, you use a web browser.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,078
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #5

    Sounds more like an issue with Flash, although I thought YouTube was going to HTML5 and dumping flash. It isn't related to Media Player, though.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #6

    Rocky said: View Post
    What web browser are you using?
    I'm using Edge currently...
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  7. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,078
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #7

    This is only a work-around, but try Chrome. I've come across a few things that Edge has issues with, so I keep Chrome as a fall-back.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #8

    What about Firefox? It's the only one I've ever used as an alternate browser.
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  9. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       14 Sep 2015 #9

    I agree, try Firefox.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 270
    Window 10
       14 Sep 2015 #10

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    This is only a work-around, but try Chrome. I've come across a few things that Edge has issues with, so I keep Chrome as a fall-back.
    Why Chrome or Firefox? IE doesn't do this and it's already on the machine.
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