catfisher

Does Maxthon support HLS video streaming?

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I went to watch an episode of ABC's 20/20 and got an error stating that my browser does not support HLS streaming.  Is this correct?  I hate having to go to other browsers to watch different video types.  I also had to switch browsers because Amazon Prime Videos in my free trial could not be played through Maxthon.  My version is 5.2.3.4000 and the updater says it is current.

Is this browser not using current video standards?

 

Thanks for any assistance.

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Hi Catfisher, please try to use v5.3.8.1300.

Install Version: http://dl.maxthon.com/mx5/mx5.3.8.1300-beta.exe
Portable Version: http://dl.maxthon.com/mx5/maxthon_portable_5.3.8.1300-beta.7z

If you still experience the HLS and amazon prime issues in 5.3.8.1300 please send the specific URLs to me. It will be appreciated if you can provide screenshots about the issues.
 

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3 hours ago, catfisher said:

Is this browser not using current video standards?

 

That is another of the great tasks pending of this browser .....

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Posted (edited)

12 hours ago, catfisher said:

I went to watch an episode of ABC's 20/20 and got an error stating that my browser does not support HLS streaming. Is this browser not using current video standards? 

Screenshots & link attached.

https://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2018-09/14-091418-shot-in-the-dark

Works fine for me:

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Edited by Galileusz

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The ABC 20/20 video is still not playing.

Confirmed in Ultra mode.

In Retro mode I get this

 

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Edited by Magdalene

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Thank you all for your reply. This ABC video issue has been confirmed and will be fixed as soon as possible. Currently, you can switch the User-Agent to Chrome then restart the browser. If anyone has the amazon prime video issue please feel free to contact me.

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I also confirm this error

User/agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Windows NT 10.0; U; WOW64; IA64; en) AppleWebKit/599.0+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Maxthon/5.3.8.1300 Chrome/76.0.3809.87 Safari/537.36 OPR/62.0.3331.99 QupZilla/2.2.6

 

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As I said in my reply, I hate Beta versions.  At my favorite adult streaming site I now get this error: This Flash Player is not compatible.  Weirdly, the video stream actually plays for about 5 seconds before it fails.  I reinstalled Adobe Flash two times. The first time from the top of the page where Maxthon prompted me to install the extension; after which I still got the error. Then I tried going directly to the Adobe website to install; after which I get 5 seconds of video, then the error.

For now I am going to uninstall Maxthon and revert to a stable version.

 

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Thanks,  I appreciate knowing that. I reverted to v5.2.7.5000 and all is working fine, other than the original HLS issue.

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Hi there, the ABC video issue has been fixed, you can use 5.2.7.5000 to watch it now. It's really hard for me to reproduce the flash issue. It will be appreciated if anyone can provide a complete video about the flash issue.

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