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IE11 stops playing video on a certain website

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When I go to this website: http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library   using IE11, the video starts playing for 3 seconds and then stops.
I tried other browsers and the video works fine.   I tried going to youtube.com using IE11 and that works fine, so I'm puzzeled why this website will not work with IE11.

How do I fix this or what would be causing this issue?
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Question by:afacts
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by:Maclean
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Well... It seems to be doing the same thing for me. That's my Amazing Fact :)
I think it has to do with the coding of the site for IE11. They probably don't support IE11, as it is a "Dead" browser.
I tried increasing Flash Storage for IE11 etc, but no luck. Probably not worth trying to figure it out, as it works fine with modern browsers like Edge, FireFox, Maxthon, Opera & Safari & Chrome as far as I tested.
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by:John Hurst
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Same here so the site is not compatible with IE. IE is not anywhere near dead, but the site just does not support IE.
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by:Maclean
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It still supported, but it is being phased out. Which one can look at two ways of course. Bit like Adobe Flash.  I did put the word dead between the "" just try and make it stand out as not truly dead. But I guess I should have written what that implied :) My bad. Sorry.
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by:afacts
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So how do I make it work with IE?

So what does the website need to do to make it support IE?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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only have problems with the live streams, the recordings play fine
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by:nobus
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it runs fine for me -i'm running W7 + IE11
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John Hurst earned 251 total points
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I was using Windows 10, IE11 with Adobe Flash and Shockwave updates from 2 days ago.

I can use IE11 with everything I use, and this is the sole exception.

So you really have to ask the website people about their page.
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by:nobus
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another bug in w10 maybe?
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by:afacts
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Thanks everyone for your input
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by:John Hurst
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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