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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Good day to you all,
    I have been facing a certain problem with my new phone (Meizu 7 pro plus) which is basically a green screen while playing online videos. So far the green screen appeared in both Facebook and YouTube. But not in downloaded videos. I bought the phone a week ago and it is still under warranty. Is this issue easy to fix? Or should I just hand it back to be repaired.
    The green screen doesn't appear all the time. Sometimes it appeared half way through a video.
    12-08-2019 02:24 PM
  2. bshote's Avatar
    I don't know how to how post pictures, lol. But you can view them via this link
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    12-08-2019 03:22 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    I don't know how to how post pictures, lol. But you can view them via this link
    [link removed by mod]
    I will post those images for you
    Green screen when playing videos.-screenshot_20191208-192354.jpeg
    12-08-2019 05:25 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Do you have the Developer Options enabled?
    12-08-2019 05:28 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is this with the actual Facebook and YouTube apps, or are you accessing those sites via the browser?

    What Android version is it running? It could be a problem with Android System Webview. If it's not up to date, then updating it might help. Conversely, sometimes the Webview update causes glitches with certain devices, so if it is up to date, it's worth uninstalling its updates to see if that helps.

    On Android versions 7 through 9, Chrome actually handles Android System Webview, so assuming phone has one of these versions, then update Chrome if it hasn't been. If it's already updated and the problem persists, then try uninstalling all Chrome updates.
    12-09-2019 01:17 AM
  6. bshote's Avatar
    Thank you for the pictures! Javier P!
    Developer option in not enabled.
    The problem is with the actual apps themselves and I'm running on Android 7.0. I checked the apps section (where you can uninstall) and I couldn't find Android System Webview.
    12-09-2019 05:22 AM
  7. bshote's Avatar
    I checked the Play Store for "Android System Webview" and it appears that it was disabled the whole time lol.
    How can I enable it?
    12-09-2019 05:27 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you'll notice, I mentioned in my previous post that in Android 7, Chrome handles the webview function. So if Chrome isn't up to date, make sure it's updated. Conversely, if it is already updated and the problem is happening, try uninstalling all Chrome updates (assuming Chrome was preinstalled on the phone).
    12-09-2019 12:19 PM
  9. bshote's Avatar
    I tried reinstalling chrome and even deleting it. But it didn't work at all. Chrome is preinstalled. I checked play store for Android WebView but it showed me that it is disabled.
    12-09-2019 12:49 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Android System Webview is disabled by default in Android 7 through 9, since Chrome is handling the Webview function. I think there might be a way in Developer Options to force Android System Webview to handle it instead of Chrome (or you could Disable Chrome in Settings>Apps, which I think will make Android System Webview enabled), but that would mean installing another 3rd party browser.

    Does this happen in Safe Mode as well? How to turn on safe mode on Meizu PRO 5. You can only test preinstalled app, but I'm assuming YouTube is preinstalled at least.
    12-09-2019 01:29 PM
  11. bshote's Avatar
    Thank you so much mate for all your help! The problem was solved by enabling multiprocess WebView in developer option.
    Again, thank you so much for all your help!
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    12-09-2019 04:52 PM
  12. bshote's Avatar
    Update: For some reason the glitch resumed.
    Chrome can't be disabled, it can only be forced to stop. So is for the installation, it can uninstall update.
    Tried the safe mode thing and the glitch didn't stop.
    12-10-2019 06:07 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, frustrating. The fact that it persists in Safe Mode suggests an issue with the firmware (less likely hardware). I'd try a factory reset, and if that doesn't work, then contact Meizu to see if this would be a warranty issue.
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    12-10-2019 12:37 PM
  14. bshote's Avatar
    Alright, I'll keep you updated for any change
    12-10-2019 12:59 PM
  15. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    I have the same issue but my device is huawei Y9 2019
    10-03-2021 01:59 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you already tried the various suggestions in this thread?
    10-03-2021 02:16 PM
  17. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    I suppose i did but none of them worked it is still there, the glitch still hqppens mostly when im playing a playlist
    10-03-2021 11:55 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, start from the beginning. Is this only happening with streaming videos, or also locally saved video files? Which apps are you using? Does your phone have Google services preinstalled, or did you have to install them yourself? Have you already tried uninstalling all updates from Android System Webview and/or Chrome?
    10-04-2021 01:27 AM
  19. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    i think i do remember a warning where if i dont update a certain thing youtubr wont work properly i just forgot what to update
    10-04-2021 02:32 AM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to the Play Store and make sure all of your apps are up to date.
    10-04-2021 03:05 AM
  21. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    The problem happens more often on when im watching a playlist
    It gets fixed when i exit and enter the video again but it gets annoying in picture in picture where its all green and funky
    10-04-2021 03:15 AM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You haven't mentioned yet if it happens with streaming only or with locally saved videos as well. Are you saying it's only with YouTube? Did you already make sure everything is updated in the Play Store?
    10-04-2021 03:28 AM
  23. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    Yeah i did and it only happens with youtube and i made sure everything is updated
    10-04-2021 05:07 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What Android version is the phone running?
    10-04-2021 12:36 PM
  25. Despacito Spider's Avatar
    My android version is 9
    10-05-2021 01:45 AM
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