1. Unregistered's Avatar
    I can't watch nearly all video's on my Facebook news feed on my Xperia z2 why is this, what do I need to do? Thanks
    07-03-2014 08:46 AM
  2. unzi85's Avatar
    My Xperia z2 won't let me watch video's on my Facebook newsfeed can anybody help?
    07-03-2014 08:52 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Are the videos Flash based?
    07-03-2014 08:55 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Any error pops up? There shouldn't be a problem playing videos since it is now done within the app itself.
    07-03-2014 08:57 AM
  5. unzi85's Avatar
    Yes I think so, I'm not to sure, I'm a bit baffled
    07-03-2014 08:59 AM
  6. unzi85's Avatar
    Yes it pops up with error occurred can't play the video
    07-03-2014 09:01 AM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Have you tried opening it on a web browser in your phone? Does it play there?
    07-03-2014 09:11 AM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Android is moving away from flash players. If those videos are flash based, that would explain why.
    07-03-2014 09:11 AM
  9. unzi85's Avatar
    I'll check. So basically going through the Web browser will be the way if it works then what's the point in having the app for Facebook?
    07-03-2014 09:34 AM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not necessarily. I'm just trying to check if the video you want to play is flash-based or if it's an app malfunction. If it's flash-based or an unplayable format, it won't play in a web browser in your phone. If you can play it in the browser though and not in the app, then there's something wrong with the app, in which case the first things to try are always clearing cache and retry, and then re-installing the app and retry.

    If the profile you're trying to watch a video from is public, just send me the name or link via private message and I'll see if the video you're trying to watch plays in my phone.
    07-03-2014 09:41 AM
  11. unzi85's Avatar
    It's not just one video it's numerous video's nearly all of them except a few and just comes up with the same thing "error cannot play video and I've already deleted and reinstalled the Facebook app to no avail
    07-03-2014 09:46 AM
  12. mitzeee's Avatar
    Videos play automatic on ios but costs you huge data losses from your data bundle , the videos have no sound so are useless in a way , i prefer the click on the link to view the video which may take a few seconds of your time but that is better than the facebook app taking data for videos your not interested in
    07-04-2014 05:19 AM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The Android app does the same, although now you have the option of actually disabling video auto-download unless you're on WiFi. Pretty nice addition IMHO.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-04-2014 07:50 PM
  14. TheBossLadyTPK's Avatar
    I think I may have figured out the problem and a solution. It has something to do with the video autoplay function in Facebook. So just turn it to off. It seems to have fixed my problem.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-29-2014 02:17 PM
  15. TheBossLadyTPK's Avatar
    Do this..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I watch videos in the Facebook app?-ca20140829145359.jpg  
    08-29-2014 02:19 PM
  16. Sheila Lancaster's Avatar
    Can not play videos on Facebook it says un known error
    01-04-2015 05:12 AM
  17. Veriitas's Avatar
    Try to reinstall Facebook
    01-08-2015 12:47 PM
  18. Gilbert Vela Jr's Avatar
    A pop up come up saying a error occurred when I try to play videos on Facebook what do I do
    01-24-2015 06:56 PM
  19. Jacqueline Smith1's Avatar
    Why can't I watch my videos in the Facebook app
    05-18-2015 02:50 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Why can't I watch my videos in the Facebook app
    Did you read above and see the Fox that seemed to help this?

    Posted from my Note 4
    05-18-2015 02:58 PM
  21. Somestars's Avatar
    I just get a rotating circle... I was able to watch videos before.. I'm not sure why I can't now.
    07-02-2015 04:54 AM
  22. kittenbby's Avatar
    I just get a rotating circle... I was able to watch videos before.. I'm not sure why I can't now.
    has anyone found the answer to this? just bought the new Google pixel and all I get is a rotating circle but won't ever load..
    10-31-2016 07:20 PM

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