Having Trouble Playing Videos?

  • Posted on 10/14/2018
Fixing Video Issues

We want to talk about why some videos won't play for YOU, or maybe no videos will play for you, and how you can fix those issues.

The first thing we do when a member says they cannot play a video, we see if anyone else is having a problem playing that video. If tens of thousands of guys are playing the same video you are having problems viewing, the issue is with your computer, not with our videos or GayTies.com. But you can do a few things to fix your issue:

First, empty your cache and delete your browser history. This usually works to free up your computer/device to have enough “space” to play videos. You should do this every week anyway.

Second, update your browser to the latest version.

If you have an iPad, try the Chrome browser.

Third, if you don’t already use it, we recommend Firefox browser (also called Mozilla Firefox) or Google Chrome. We think these are the best to play videos on your desktop computers or device. BTW, we find Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to be the worst for viewing videos.

Fourth, keep in mind that over the years (decades) videos have been made with 100’s of devices with 100’s of variations of their programs. The result is that many videos out there, many on GayTies. Have odd elements to them which not all video players can play. We on GayTies re-process videos as part of our effort to clean them up, and make them sharper. This creates a common version of video that everyone with updated equipment should be able to view.

Special Note: Recently, iPad users have discovered that the latest version of iPad (as of Sept. 2018) will NOT play some common video formats. It’s not just on GayTies, but on many video websites. GayTies has been working with Apple to help them fix their problem. We were “promised” that one of the next updates to the new iPad will have that problem fixed. We’ll see.