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Glitch: Can’t play videos

A commonly reported bug in Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s causing a lot of irritation concerns video playback. People report problems with a number of different video services, including YouTube. Some people are unable to play streaming video from any source. There are also reports that the camera won’t record video.


  • You might find that a simple reboot gets it working again, but the problem is likely to return.
  • You can try wiping the cache for any problem app. Go to Settings > Apps, slide over to the All tab, and choose the app you’re having problems with, then tap Clear cache.
  • Some people have found success after wiping the whole cache partition. You can find instructions on how to do that in our guide on how to use recovery mode to fix your Android. Unfortunately this isn’t a permanent fix and you might find that the issue returns.

Potential solution:

  • This has worked for some people so it’s worth a try. Go to Settings > About tablet or About phone and tap the Build number seven times. This will unlock Developer options in Settings. Scroll down until you see an entry under Media that says Use NuPlayer (experimental) and try disabling it. Now restart your device.

Reference: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/android-lollipop-problems/8/#ixzz42K0XHDGs
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