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Cannot play videos

Anna-Maria Giannattasio says:

10 years ago I posted videos on flicker. I wanted to watch them today but I couldn't. Flickr now only shows one frame of the video as if it a picture. But it is still called a video and the description of the post shows that it is a video as well. I hope anyone knows how to access those videos because they show an important part of my childhood. Thank you
Posted at 7:25AM, 23 July 2020 PDT ( permalink | reply )

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wildhareuk says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

I would hope that you have backups of all the content that you have on Flickr - any single online site is not a good place to have your only copy of important stuff.

Have you tried downloading one and see if it will play directly on your device?
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

Can you link to one of those inaccessible videos on here?
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katiekoberger says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

Sending over an email now to get some additional information.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Lindas-Transport-Photos says:

i have the same issue
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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garysoccer1 says:

I have the same problem and have been using flickr for 10 years, did not happen before it seems.
Posted 7 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Anna-Maria Giannattasio says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

www.flickr.com/photos/puuramsterdam/4914283064/in/datepos... (does this work)
Posted 4 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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John Frattura says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

That is an image, not a video. When you say "its still called a video", that is simply the title it was given at some point.
Posted 4 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

As John Frattura mentioned, that is a photo.

It did not change from a video into a photo, it was uploaded as a photo. When I click on the download icon I am taken to the All Sizes page, that cannot happen with videos.
Posted 4 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

John Frattura:

That is an image, not a video
Indeed. It was uploaded to Flickr as a JPG.
Posted 4 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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micael18 says:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

I found some videos way from 2009 and 2011. They plays just fine on
Google Chrome, the latest version, on Windows 10, as well as downloaded to my computer, and played on Windows Media Player.
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

John Frattura:

Anna-Maria Giannattasio:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

Viejito:

Something is quite peculiar here. I ask myself several questions:

"Wouldn't a member know if a video used to play and now it doesn't?"
"Why would a member title a photo with the keyword video?"
"Why does every photo titled as a video not have a 1024 size, when adjacent images titled as images do?"
"Why would these images stop at the size 720, a common video size?"

And then there is this:
www.flickr.com/photos/puuramsterdam/4914298896/in/photost...
www.flickr.com/photos/puuramsterdam/4915652680/

I'm still looking around the photostream for clues. I don't know what any of this means, I'm just asking myself questions with an open mind.
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Found some reports about videos spontaneously changing into Jpegs:

www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/All-my-vide...

support.google.com/photos/thread/15938229?hl=en
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John Frattura says:

mcnod:

And then there is this:
www.flickr.com/photos/puuramsterdam/4914298896/in/photost...
www.flickr.com/photos/puuramsterdam/4915652680/
What I noticed about those 2 links is that they were uploaded on 2 different days. Also, the video has a single tag "video", and the image has a single tag "film". In the link provided by the OP, the image has the single tag "film", indicating that it is/was a still image.
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

John Frattura:

indicating that it is/was a still image.

Yes, I saw all of what you say. I will wait for Anna-Maria to explain the meaning behind her titles and tags ;-)
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

I thought she might have just uploaded a still from a video, and remember the video that was actually never uploaded to flickr.

But indeed, we will just have to await OP’s clarification.
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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