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  • For some reason, when I try to play any video on here, I keep getting an error that says "This video is not encoded on your device," I went to avatar wiki to see if it was a Wikia wide problem but avatar wiki seems to be working fine since they still use youtube as a way to watch videos. I went to a few other Wikia's with also no issues with the videos. It appears to be an isolated issue with this wiki. Any suggestions on what the issue could possibly be.

    Edit: It appears to be the video player itself as a few videos that are linked from youtube play fine, I just think that I need to find out the codec for the player and download it because I am having that same issue on Microsoft edge with that same video player. Hmm wired, it seems to be videos that are posted from the Wikia Video Library.

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    • I have no idea what Wikia's currently doing with their "Wikia Video Library". The original idea with it was to get "licensed" material in case it got claimed for copyright on YouTube (which did happen occasionally) so it would always be available. But yeah, I was never impressed with the actual player itself. Doesn't really surprise me to hear that it's probably broken now.

      Not much I can do about it, other than to see which vids are from the Wikia library and replace them with appropriate YouTube versions. Hopefully this bug has been reported already to Wikia themselves, though I'm not going to bother because they always seem to have their own agenda of other things to do. :/

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    • I don't think that it is the player itself, it is that certain videos will play, some will not, that does sound like a bug, I or someone can send in a bug report on this, until then, we should put youtube versions of those videos up.

      Edit: Sent a bug report to Wikia and hope for the best about this issue, I think that it can be considered resolved if the issue still persists then I highly recommend replacing the Wikia library videos with youtube or other source options if possible.

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    • I don't think that it is the player itself, ...

      Edit: It appears to be the video player itself ...

      You seem to be contradicting yourself there a bit. XD

      Well, hopefully they'll act on your bug report, though I still think it won't really be much of a priority for them. As long as the "busy" wikis have working videos, they're probably not that worried. :P

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    • Oh sorry for this, I had just received a reply from them, they said that the majority of their videos do not work as their licenses to show them from various providers have expired, and have made most of the video's broken. they had said that you can replace the "fandom" versions of video's with youtube versions or equivalents if possible. Other providers like daily motion are also supported on the Wikia platform if youtube video's for some reason get taken down. 

      Ok, we can consider this resolved since I got a reply back with the following information as listed above.

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    • Spottedstar said:

      I don't think that it is the player itself, ...

      Edit: It appears to be the video player itself ...

      You seem to be contradicting yourself there a bit. XD

      Well, hopefully they'll act on your bug report, though I still think it won't really be much of a priority for them. As long as the "busy" wikis have working videos, they're probably not that worried. :P

      Oh haha, that was because I thought that it was just that video when I found out that the most of the video library was having the same issue.

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    • Gsmith1030 said: ... they said that the majority of their videos do not work as their licenses to show them from various providers have expired, and have made most of the video's broken.

      I expected that, though it's a shame because it defeats the original purpose of their library. Looks like YouTube is still king. :P

      Anyway, thanks for following through on that. Maybe sometime I'll get around to replacing those.

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