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[Solved]Grey rectangles instead of videos on rockpapershotgun.com

  • Hey community! On rockpapershotgun.com (e.g. in this article), embedded videos don't show up. Instead, there's a grey rectangle.

    I disabled ad blocking on that site, but the issue persists. This has been happening for a few months now, on Linux Mint 19.3 and now on 20, across several Opera versions. I'm only now getting around to making a thread about it.

    Anybody else experiencing this? Did you find a workaround/fix?

  • Hi, the site use the "cookies settings popup", that may not appear when you use some known proxy servers, VPN or extensions blocking it. Disable it, and you should see the popup. After you click "accept all cookies", or "cookies settings", and enable "Targeting Cookies" (it's required to see the video), then click "confirm my choices", it should display the video.

  • Hey l33t4opera, you pointed me in the right direction: cookies! I am using the "I don't care about cookies" extension, and that's what caused the issue. I had to whitelist RPS in it.

    So obvious when you think about it. 😃 Thanks!

  • @mr-matt-eastwood Nice to see it's solved for you, you're welcome ;-)

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