Cannot play video link inside a GMAIL note. I have since narrowed this down to the Chrome Browser. The video works OK in Edge.

Windows 10 Home with GMAIL as the email engine.  Cannot open a link in the email.  This appears to be related to links that are video.  For example, here is a partial link since I don't think you want the entire URL listed.  http://player.vimeo.com/video/.....  It isn't just this link.  Other video links do not open either. What I don't understand is why this link will open in other similar configured systems.  I don't think this is related to a driver since we can play video when downloaded.
tonyadamRetiredAsked:
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
More info is needed, but, this may be the video type is not support in that browser without a plugin or feature enablement.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
I have no idea what else you would need.  I think I'll just close the question and assume that there is something about Google's Chrome that is not allowing the video to play.
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McKnifeCommented:
You should share such a link instead of closing. Any example would do.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
I don't know what you mean by sharing a link.  I could provide the link but I thought that was not permissible.  I do think the link is public though.
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McKnifeCommented:
Is there any publicly available video that you cannot play in chrome? Please share it, so I can have a look at it.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
Here is a link that would play on Edge but would not play on Chrome.
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McKnifeCommented:
Where? Did you forget to paste it?
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
This is the example video.  My apologies if I did not include it previously.
https://archive.org/details/WildlifeSampleVideo
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McKnifeCommented:
https://archive.org/details/WildlifeSampleVideo is the correct link, your link was added without removing http:// which the experts-exchange form included.


OK, looked at it and it plays here in chrome. The link offers to play that wildlife film using HTML5 (default) OR using the flash player. Please click on the flash icon just below the full screen icon on the right hand side of the film to toggle between these methods and please report if flash works.


Anyway, you should try two things:

-use a different windows user account on the same machine for a test
-reinstall chrome
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McKnifeCommented:
Did you solve it? Please share what you found out.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
Not entirely.  I just gave up.  It works in Edge so that's what we're doing.  There is not enough time in the day to work thru all of the issues that can come up....most of us just want to get on with our work.
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