How to view Vine or Instagram video in Google Chrome when it is blank

These days more people are using popular services like Vine and recently Instagram to view short video clips.  Unfortunately though, often Google Chrome will simply display a blank video window whilst playing only audio.

There is a simple fix for this.

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type: Chrome://flags
  • Find¬†Disable hardware-accelerated video decode. Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
  • Click on Enable
  • Restart your browser and try again.

You should now be able to view these videos once again.

This also works for viewing HTML5 video on YouTube.