How to Solved Videos Not Playing on Twitter

"My videos not playing on the Twitter app. When I'm trying to watch media files on Twitter, it says the media could not be played. Please help."

Twitter is a news and social networking service where users posts and interact through tweets. Recently, many users complained that their Twitter videos cannot be played. Twitter videos have many playback errors. Twitter videos cannot be played on android/iPhone or in chrome due to various reasons such as bad network connection, expired twitter app, security and firewall settings, out-of-date browser, and incompatible video format. By fixing these issues Twitter videos can be played. Though if the problem is still unsolved then Repairit Video Repair software can help solve the problem. This software can repair corrupt, broken, or damaged MOV, MP4, M2TS, MKV, MTS, 3GP, AVI, and FLV file formats

Part 1: Why Twitter Videos Not Playing?

The Twitter video has many playback errors. This part of the article will cover the causes that why twitter videos not playing on Chrome, Android, and iPhone.

  1. Internet connection
  2. Browser settings
  3. Old phone Browser
  4. Security software, Firewall settings
  5. Out-of-date Twitter App
  6. Video compatibility with Twitter

Part 2: How to Solve the Issue of Twitter Videos Not Playing on Android/iPhone

  • Check Network and Restart Twitter App

The Twitter video will not play if the network connection is poor. In this case, connect to an enough-signal-strengths Wi-Fi, then restart the app to load the videos again.

  • Update Twitter App to Latest Version

If the Twitter app is out-of-date, it may cause inconvenience such as video disabling. So, update the Twitter app in App Store/Google Play and open it again.

  • Reinstall Twitter App on Android/iPhone

If there are some glitches with the Twitter app, Twitter videos will not play on the phone. Try to reinstall the app and load videos again.

  • Launch Mobile Phone Browser to Check

If encounter the Twitter video not playing when visiting on a mobile browser, you can clear all the data and cookies in it. After that, restart the mobile browser to see if the Twitter video can successfully play now. However, you will need to be careful because cookies store much information. All the sites will need to re-login by yourself after doing this.

For instance, to clear the cookies from Safari on the iPhone, you need to go to Settings, select Safari, and tap Clear History and Website Data.

clear cookies from safari

Part 3: How to Fix Twitter Videos Not Playing in Chrome

  • Switch Browser

If Twitter videos are not playing on the chrome browser, switch to Firefox or another browser to see if it works fine.

  • Restart Chrome Browser

If Twitter videos are not playing, close all the web pages and then restart the chrome browser to check the Twitter video again.

  • Update Chrome to the Latest Version

If chrome is out-of-date, Twitter videos will not play.

On Chrome, click on "Settings"-"About Chrome" to make sure you have the latest Chrome browser version.

update chrome

  • Check the Flash

Click the lock-shape button on the left side of the Chrome address bar, and make sure flash is not "Block".

allow flash

  • Clear the Cookies

Clear all the cache and cookies on Twitter from Chrome's setting menu. Here is an example: enter "cookie", then search "Twitter" in it to clear all of the Twitter cookies and site data.

chrome twitter cookies

  • Disable Plugins/Add-Ons/Extensions in Browsers

In the Chrome browser, you can enter "chrome://extensions" in the URL search bar and toggling all the plugins off, especially the advertisement blockers.

disable plugins in chrome

  • Disable Security Software and Firewall on Computer

If the computer has unofficial security software or some firewall settings, disable them and then restart the computer.

  • Upload Video is Compatible with Twitter

When uploading a video to Twitter via a mobile app or computer web browser, make sure the video format is compatible with Twitter. Otherwise, it will not play on Twitter.

Currently, Twitter supports MP4 and MOV video formats on mobile apps.

On the web, Twitter supports the MP4 video format in H264 format with A64 audio

Part 4: How to Repair Broken/Damaged/Corrupted Twitter Video Online Freehot

When you are trying to play a video and it keeps on giving an error message it is an indication that your video file is corrupted. By observing certain signs such as error messages, distorted videos, green or black screen, etc. you can recognize that video files are corrupted. However, Corrupt/damaged videos can be repaired with Repairit.

If your videos from Twitter are not playing, then it means these are corrupted and need repair. In this section of the article, we are about to introduce you to the amazing software known as Wondershare Repairit Online. This online software gives you the opportunity to repair your corrupted videos in no time. It can repair all those videos which have formats of MOV, MP4, 3GP, etc. So just upload the video and get it all repaired in no time.

The Wondershare Repairit Online Tool has the following advantages for you.

Wondershare Repairit Online

  • Repair damaged videos with all levels of corruption, such as video not playing, video no sound, out-of-sync video or audio, playback errors, header corruption, flickering video, missing video codec, etc.

  • It supports customers repair 150 videos per month and supports each video of 3GB online.

  • Repair critically damaged or corrupted videos available on SD cards, phones, cameras, USB flash drives, and more, as well as incomplete photo parts.

  • The online version supports various video formats: MOV/MP4/M2TS/MKV/MTS/3GP/AVI/FLV/MXF/M4V.

  • Security enough: videos are transferred via a 2048-bit encrypted connection and deleted after 3 hours.

  • It fixes videos online without damaging the original quality or integrity.

In order to get your video repaired, you have to follow the following steps.

Step 1: Inserting the video

Click on the insert (+) option in order to add the video and then click on upload.

upload corrupted twitter video

Step 2: Recovery process

Once you upload the video, the recovery process will begin in a few seconds.

Step 3: Saving the video

Once the video is recovered, you can review it and save it to your device.

save repaired twitter video

If you have many videos (over 150 videos per week) need to be fixed, or the corrupted video is larger than 3GB, even the video formats are out of the supported range, please try the desktop version of Wondershare Repairit.

Wondershare Repairit Video Repair for desktop version can handle video repair in 15+ formats. This tool has many great basic and advanced repair features.

  • Repair damaged videos with all levels of corruption, such as video not playing, video no sound, out-of-sync video or audio, playback errors, header corruption, flickering video, missing video codec, etc.

  • Repair videos of diverse formats, including MOV, MP4, M2TS, MKV, MTS, 3GP, AVI, FLV, MXF, KLV, INSV, M4V, WMV, MPEG, ASF, etc.

  • Repair damaged or corrupted videos caused by video compression, system crash, video format change, etc.

  • Repair critically damaged or corrupted videos available on SD cards, mobile phones, cameras, USB flash drives, etc.

  • Repairit has a quick and advanced scanning mode. You can use either depending on the level of corruption the video file has undergone.

  • No limit to the number and size of the repairable videos.

  • Support Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and macOS 10.10 ~ macOS 13

Steps-by-Step Guide to repair Corrupt Video with Repairit

Step 1: Add your Corrupt Videos

To repair videos, launch Repairit Video Repair app on your computer. To repair your corrupted files, click on the add button or "Add video and start Repairing" area.

add twitter videos

Step 2: Repair your Videos

As you have added all the corrupted files, click on the repair option to start the video repair process.

scan twitter videos

Step 3: Preview and Save Videos

It will take some time to repair the files and once it has finished the repair process, a reminder will pop up on the screen showing the information of a successful fix.

Next, you can save the files when you click "Save"

preview twitter videos

Step 4: Advance Repair Mode for Severely Corrupted Video (optional)

If the videos are severely corrupted and not repaired successfully. Just click the Advanced Repair Option.

advance repair twitter video

Then add a sample video and repair it now.

add sample videos

Step 5: Save Repaired Video

The advance repair will perform the repairing process and prompt a success message when the process is complete. Just click the "Save" or "Save All" button to save the repaired video.

save the repaired twitter video