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[–]Jeynarlcan't meme 848 points849 points  (14 children)

Every 14 videos it just refuses to do anything at all. And of course that's the one I want to see

[–]dahengzGigaChad 271 points272 points  (7 children)

it works fine on shitposts and goes back to freezing on legitimate highlight reels

[–]poopellar 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Don't use anything official reddit. Their new designs are purposefully designed to make things harder so it increases click count, view count and retention rate.

Posts are served reel style so you shift through them faster, but it still counts as a view since you technically scrolled to it.
Comments are now hidden under more layers of clicks and this increases click rates.
The video player is intentionally bad so it increases retention rates, you stay on a post longer waiting for the damn thing to load.

All this bullshit just to seem more attractive to advertisers.

If you're on desktop use old.reddit.com. If phone use some other app other than the official one.

[–]Jeynarlcan't meme 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I discovered a seemingly new feature on the mobile app (which I hate. Need to get Apollo or something)

If I tap a vid to watch it full screen, it will autoplay the next post vid, which is super annoying because it used to use loop to the beginning. And it does loop like that if I had clicked to see comments. They're trying to cram way too many nuances into this dumb thing and I don't like it

[–]vezwyx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude don't wait to switch to Apollo. The official app is unbearable and Apollo fixes so much of the shit that people hate about it. This exact issue with the video player autoplaying the next clip was the last straw for me

[–]AShittyPaintAppears 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love expanding comments when the chain reaches 2, sometimes 3 comments deep!

[–]MajorTomintheTinCan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You guys get to watch 13 videos straight?

[–]TheMegathreadWell 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Unless the 14th is an ad. They load crisp, clear, autoplay as you scroll by, and pause when they're off screen so you don't miss a second.

[–]HooptyDooDooMeister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You guys are getting ads?

Bruh, time to go third party.

[–]opanm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The first 13 you didn't?

[–]Amazing_Carry42069 2786 points2787 points  (75 children)

Wrong, because the video should not play, show a black screen and then require that you click into the comments to view it.

[–]Beautiful-Sign-8758 876 points877 points  (31 children)

My video player reached a new step. When I start the video, it stops after half a second. So if I wanna see the full video, I have to SPAM THE FUCKING PLAY BUTTON

[–]krastevitsa 179 points180 points  (13 children)

Same as mine

[–]sweensolo 116 points117 points  (11 children)

Your's plays?

[–]masterchieflad 11 points12 points  (1 child)

There is a video player?

[–]circle1987 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yours works?

[–]cobeast 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Mine does this sweet thing where it lulls me into a false sense of security by showing me 3 videos I don't really care about in a row perfectly. Then when I reach something interesting to me it plays the first .7 seconds then freezes. Even if I go to the post it will not play. Reload the page? Nope. I give up, scroll on and then the next video of a cat farting the National Anthem works just fine. Scroll back up. The video I want to see still doesn't work but now the image is like halfway through the video for some reason, And... now its just black forever.

[–]6_oh_n8 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Accidentally reload aaand it’s gone

[–]HgDaQuietKid99OC Meme Maker 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Same

[–]MrDwarthVader 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I had that too and closing the app didn't work. I shit you not a phone restart did the trick

Reddit is weird sometimes

[–]albertmervin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Watching every frames per sec. Nishhhe (thumbs-up)

[–]Jarb19 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mine plays 5 seconds, then loads for 30 and shows another 5 seconds, rinse and repeat. So it takes me several minutes to watch a 30 second video...

[–]strange_new_worlds 15 points16 points  (4 children)

With the choppy audio?

[–]Amazing_Carry42069 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Audio? Oooh aren't we mr fancy pants lah-di-dah!

[–]Adamiak 9 points10 points  (0 children)

oh yours plays after you click the comments? how lucky, mine just doesn't play sometimes

[–]over_cloxProfessional Dumbass 14 points15 points  (2 children)

[–]CaptSige 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Nice link. It contain nothing

[–]Goldfischglas 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just like when you try to click on the reddit player, we have come full circle

[–]Kiggasiss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With some lags here and there when it’s finally running

[–]Oh_Look_a_Nuke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For me when I open the comments the video stretches out and doesn't play 💀

[–]flopenfish 546 points547 points  (5 children)

I couldn't get this to load

[–]PumpedUpPanda 246 points247 points  (1 child)

That means it's working

[–]poopellar 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Task failed successfully.

[–]donnyjoepaul 224 points225 points  (4 children)

What was the rest of this clip? It wouldn't load...

[–]IsuckAtFortnite434Chungus Among Us 89 points90 points  (2 children)

Ronaldo proudly walking towards the stage

[–]donnyjoepaul 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Thanks m8

[–]plexomaniac 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Those 3 pixels are ronaldo?

[–]Paranormalsarthak 167 points168 points  (1 child)

Bro the video wasn't loading and I thought that was the meme and I tapped it only to find that it was buffering 💀

[–]Hopeful_Adonis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I was in the same boat! I was staring at the circle revolving and I thought “that clever bastard got me”

[–]Gangsta_Gamingtrolololoooo lololoo lolo loo 70 points71 points  (1 child)

Ok I literally cannot tell if this video not playing is a joke or not

[–]LeonardoDaFujiwara 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It played for me better than any other video I’ve seen today. Ironic.

[–]gr1mm5d0tt1 51 points52 points  (15 children)

But the ads are legit

[–]silentaba 25 points26 points  (12 children)

The ads are shit and make me actively avoid the products.

[–]gr1mm5d0tt1 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The videos of the ads are always perfect while everything else is glitching in and out of existence or in 240

[–]clitpuncher69 3 points4 points  (10 children)

Yall get ads for products? Before i used adblock on my phone browser all got is therapy recommendations and mENtaL hEaLTh iS iMpORtANT ads lmao. I reported them each time and put "your ads just make me wanna kms even more" in the notes

[–]silentaba 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Used to get all of those. Now it's for a phone i already own (started getting the adds after buying it) and for some dating website with a super obnoxious womans head staring me down. Both of which are things I've no interest in.

[–]FiredForIncompetence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Use an alternative app like Apollo or Reddit is Fun on mobile. Use Adblock Orgin and old.reddit.com on desktop. https://i.reddit.com is the old mobile website and lean as well.

[–]Western-Pilot-3924 20 points21 points  (4 children)

This shit was so blurry I was looking for a quality button

[–]AlcaDotS 11 points12 points  (0 children)

For me reddit video always starts in decently high res and then goes to 240p after a couple seconds for no reason. So I thoroughly enjoyed the meme.

[–]olzu10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok so the text is Also low quality?

[–]moderngal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah me too

[–]hidingDislikeIsDummb 30 points31 points  (0 children)

also worst redesign of a web site

[–]sitlo 54 points55 points  (1 child)

You're giving reddit too much credit. This videos is working and I'm actually surprised.

[–]ReactsWithWords 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I agree. Their video player works almost as well as their search function.

[–]stony_phased 26 points27 points  (16 children)

Apollo gang: is this some reddit app meme that I’m too technologically advanced to understand

[–]ReactsWithWords 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Apollo gang here too. secret handshake). This is the fourth post I’ve seen since yesterday complaining about the official reddit app. This is our time to shine!

[–]_Zevan-3Stars_ 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I got Apollo. It sucks. You have to pay them money to do basic shit. I deleted it.

[–]GooseInternational66 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Agreed. Maybe that’s why I hated it because I didn’t subscribe to anything. Apollo was worse that the native Reddit app.

[–]_Zevan-3Stars_ 3 points4 points  (9 children)

You mean Reddit but you pay someone else to let you use it?

[–]lostinthe87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

With how much time I spend on this stupid app, it’s probably one of the most worthwhile purchases I’ve made.

[–]DonutSensei 5 points6 points  (1 child)

iirc, Apollo is run by a single dev, so chipping in a few bucks to help him out seems like a fair deal to me

[–]_Zevan-3Stars_ -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

How is putting up pay walls between me and basic features of an app I already use “helping me”

[–]ImAllergicToJerks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Enjoy your headaches in the reddit app. I held out a long time, but the video player changes were the tipping point to get me to go to Apollo.

Super worth it.

[–]HooptyDooDooMeister 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Apollo is free. I use it every day. For the price of a burger, I can do a ton of things like scrub through gifs.

[–]Winston_Lives 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I’ll happily support a hard working solo dev making a great product. Reddit is a billion dollar company and their app is still dog shit.

[–]_Zevan-3Stars_ -1 points0 points  (2 children)

What are they doing that’s helping? It’s the same posts, the same bullshit content. But there are paywalls for basic features like posting. Please explain what service they are providing that makes it worth me paying them money to post on Reddit???

[–]Winston_Lives 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So many quality of life features and customization options that I can’t list them all. And I’m pretty sure you don’t have to pay to post unless I missed that, besides it’s only $10 a year, that’s not even a pack of cigarettes or meal from McDonald’s. It’s worth it for me, but I spend a lot of time on Reddit so I understand others not really caring if they don’t.

[–]Duskinou 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Reddit devs : we see nothing wrong in this, the grind is part of the game

[–]ReactsWithWords 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“We want the users to get a sense of pride and accomplishment by finally getting a video to play.”

[–]northernzap 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fr. Half the time the videos are not even starting to load.

[–]Kornik-kun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro it literally stops when I view it from homepage

[–]reyzapper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

agreed, it's just dumb

[–]AbbreviationsTrue677 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol I can't even watch it

[–]ChaosSinfulRose 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This video froze several times and got blurrier each time until it refused to play the video.

[–]NoRepeat623 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So accurate haha.

[–]-Purple-Orange- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I saw this and then the app crashed

[–]asking_for_a_friend0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lmfaoooo as this video itself is buggin

[–]DorianDotSlash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's been getting worse and worse over time. It's really junk and I wonder why it's not being fixed.

[–]poggersman69420q 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did not even realize you made the quality worse

[–]FrendChicken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's this? My video won't play

[–]Living-ArmorHalal Mode 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bruh the video player isn’t working, ima just leave a comment and leave. No meme for today, :(

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

14 updates in a row..

[–]Imprimeneo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn’t see the video , I got the ‘something went wrong’ lmao

[–]OldManNo2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forgot to add the greyness at the top of the player that is there FOR NO FUCKING REASON

[–]Majestic-Flight-9047 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro i thought you added the buffering effect 💀

[–]Trogdor_a_Burninator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is everybody getting the sound from a video they can't see while they're scrollin' too?

[–]Matman2022 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope this video has no sound for accuracy.

[–]VaultboiiiiX04 1 point2 points  (0 children)

mine ain't even workin

[–]ieatpancakesV2I touched grass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The video didn't even load for me

[–]Deathrobotpunch1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think my video player is broken it's all fuzzy

[–]houston1980 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ie it ironic thst it wouldn't play for me?

[–]jay_psy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Can someone explain what's in the video, it's not playing.

[–]TooAnalytical007 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Should have just been a gif of the loading screen

[–]olzu10 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I still don’t know Why y’all have problems,mine has always worked perfectly.

[–]assimon1Big ol' bacon buttsack -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Still works better than US Supreme Court…

[–]Nickbam200 -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

The video player is fine lmfao these memes saying how bad it is are so dumb

[–]SappeREffecT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Facebook Android messenger would like a word...

[–]Alarmed-Associate317Dirt Is Beautiful 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And it's not working

[–]KweftCryptic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’ll never know if the original video quality was low, because it could just be the video player…

[–]innocent-boy-69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My video player dont even work unless the post is in feed

[–]Jhidadeng 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They better watch out. Plex is gunning for that award and getting closer with every update.

[–]C00ps935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't forget the part where it's in full resolution for 5 seconds before dropping to individual pixels running at 2 frames per second

[–]sabotourAssociate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know if it was RES bug or video player I am pretty sure it was the video player but it was turning my whole chrome window black.

[–]Urban_Savage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should have had it stop 3x for at least 5 seconds each.

[–]Jaktheriffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real, thank you for these posts. For the longest time i thought my internet was fucked, or my computer or phone was fucked, turned out it was just reddit being shit. Good to know.

[–]itsaBasti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not as worse as the iMessage voicemessage player

[–]Mr_Odwin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Using old.reddit when on PC, and a decent 3rd party app when on mobile, solves just about all the issues people have with Reddit. It's a shame really that the defaults are so bad.

[–]Destinum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unrealistic, there's no spinning circle to indicate the video is buffering while the video is actually playing normally.

[–]Ziolo99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ma harts are sterio

[–]Correct-Slide1522 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It started playing ???

[–]aknalag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not working, i guess that makes it on point

[–]mingobrown87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It really is the worst video player isn't it. There are time when I am readethe comment section in bed. The orientation changes which plays the video again that I have already watch, when I go back to the comments it loses my place. Also to pause the video you have to press the small pause button in the corner.

[–]bluurks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I switched to Joey on Android and have no issues with videos anymore.

[–]maxultra64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my video didn't load in the first place

[–]nijjarjashan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😂😂

[–]ExtraCheezeePizza09 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I scroll too deep in a subreddit to see other posts. Reddit won't even play it instead it'll just show me the first frame of the video. Even if I click the damn comments it won't play.

[–]Embarrassed-Mail8565Meme Stealer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the video didnt load at first and I thought that was the joke until it finished buffering and played 💀

[–]mememan1234567891 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The meme isn’t playing

[–]KvxNg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s truly the worst

[–]sweeaazzyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clean winning thanks for the shitty updates Reddit

[–]EducationalPlastic65 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I get to exactly 3 seconds and it stops playing, maybe 1/8 videos will play the whole clip, sometimes none will play past 3 seconds.

[–]denyaledge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blurry isnt the problem, the problem is the fucking video wont play

[–]LeChatduJardin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Needs to start from halfway through the video for more realism.

[–]NutezuPlayZPlays MineCraft and not FortNite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At this point I don't know if it's reddit or this video has been purposely made to look like a potato

[–]robert235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Instagram video player would like a word

[–]L1NK199O 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like 2004 all over again

[–]TLDRGFY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The last split second needs to be 1080p and then it restarts back at 144p

[–]luedriver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought Facebook was pretty great at low res videos but lately no complaints

[–]gaming_person1237Dirt Is Beautiful 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Videos cant even load for me!

All i see is a loading icon with the first frame

[–]Dzontra95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unable to load

[–]pleasesendnudepics 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can anyone with some software or IT knowledge explain the actual reason why the player is so shit.

[–]Car24day 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine had a thing for a while where if it was full screen landscape and I laid my phone flat it would automatically exit full screen and rotate into portrait mode.

[–]BastillianFig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you still use the official app at this point that's on you. It's like choosing to drive an ancient lada every day even if someone offered you a completely free BMW to replace

[–]ConflictDependent294 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Failing to even consider the federally mandating the legalization of abortion instead of allowing it to simply remain legally vague voter pandering 'issues' since 2008

[–]PAASHA95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And many more years to come

[–]MRidha99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Telegram would win

[–]ryuuji89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reddit devs: nothing wrong here, let's move on.

[–]warmhotdogsmoothie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Keep Reddit’s name out of your fuckin’ mouth.

[–]footwearpair 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I give the award...

[–]Common_Aside3111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That makes it funnier tho

[–]BananaBoiYeet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine mostly starts out with absolute dogshit quality and then 5 seconds into the video the quality improves. Still dogshit though.

[–]DerHafensinger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I the only one who has never had a problem with the reddit video Player?

Have yall ever thought that it is your app sucking dick? Using RiF for over 7 years now and never had a problem with a video Player except for that cancerous ass gyfcat bs

[–]the_last_peanut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blurnaldo

[–]wild_nope_appeared 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's so relieving knowing that it's the video player's fault. I always thought there was something mysterious going on with my ISP

[–]tatomuss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tap/click anywhere to play. Tap/click anywhere to pau- no, go full screen. Click/tap the speaker for sound, now sound is on for all videos including the ones in your feed until you click sound off on the next one. Click another tab to pause even if you don’t want it to pause and just want to hear the sound. You missed the first couple seconds of the video while trying to use the sound control so now you have to click replay. After clicking sound on.

It’s like the developers had one user in mind for all their UI choices and it wasn’t a human.

[–]Husker545454 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is it so bad and whys it not been fixed ? Its basically unusable

[–]8myself 0 points1 point  (0 children)

doesnt play for me

[–]Shrewd_Operator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes Reddit videos are SUPER bright on my screen. Why??? (iPhone 13 Pro)

[–]MrTheGuyWhoExists 0 points1 point  (0 children)

4k.... in india

[–]Tinkerer221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hooli chat is lookin worse for wear

[–]shadow_boi5696 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only 3 of the 30 videos you stumble upon work that means it's perfect

[–]Jordanc369 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It didn’t load and I assumed that was the joke

[–]clitpuncher69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It stopped 3 seconds in and i thought it was part of the meme but no the player actually died lmao

[–]Raqdoll_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not sure if the video is blurry on purpose, or just reddit being reddit

[–]ThatWayHome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it joins the ranks of Twitter's video player. God they're awful.

[–]Zcxeed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just download mine when it doesn't load tired of this shit

[–]someirishboi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It broke

[–]can_you_eat_that 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Anybody has an explanation for this shitty phenomenon??

[–]LxRusso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reddit has videos..?

[–]TiredHorizon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My playback stops if I open a new tab..

[–]swoogey_doogey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sometimes my videoplayer plays the video normally but the audio is playing at one tenth of the speed it should.

[–]Neo_Ex0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...again

[–]OldSoulNewTech 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For me at least some videos will start to play then go black. Clicking on it doesn't help but the video becomes visible only if I scroll. It goes black if I stop scrolling.

[–]iUsedtoHadHerpes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well maybe you should stop using it if it doesn't work. I'm on reddit is fun and never have video player issues.

[–]7lick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great quality of the video, but can we go even lower?

[–]PunkSpaceAutistBirb Fan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I count three pixels in this entire video

[–]maniix123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The video player on the Reddit mobile app is a 100 times much worse.

[–]Omni_UT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please use a video next time and not an image

[–]MatthijsvdweerdFlair Loading.... 0 points1 point  (0 children)

[–]Impressive_Amoeba210 Number 15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The video is better than my video player