Tumblr is a popular blogging and social media platform that allows users to post videos, images, concise texts, and more. It hosts millions of short blogs, most of which contain videos. When you flip through Tumblr, you probably want to see those interesting videos. But sometimes it happens that "Tumblr videos won't load". If your videos are not playing on Tumblr on computer, read this article.
When Tumblr videos won't play, the symptoms they present are different. I have collected feedback from forum users about the problem. If you are also experiencing something similar, it's time to fix it right away.
Insufficient memory is the main reason lead to Tumblr videos not loading. So the first measure is to clear cache.
Although Tumblr runs through a web browser, playing videos on a computer takes up high CPU and memory usage. You can close all unused apps and background utilities (via Task Manager on Windows, Activity Monitor on Mac) to free up as much system space as possible.
If the problem is not resolved, restart your computer or reinitialize the Internet router.
Outdated web browsers might also cause “Tumblr videos won’t load” issue. Check your browser. If you are still using the old version, upgrade it and then replay Tumblr videos.
Chrome: Update Google Chrome
Firefox: Update Firefox to the latest release
Safari has no official instructions. You can refer to these two articles:
Some ad-blocking extensions or add-ons can result in Tumblr video not playing. Note: You should try to play Tumblr videos in incognito mode first, as the extensions are unable to be used in incognito mode.
When your Tumblr videos won't play, it is not necessarily an accident. Some countries or regions explicitly prohibit access to the Tumblr website. You need to install a VPN to bypass geographic restrictions, ISP throttling, access regionally restricted content, etc.
To confirm this fact, you can see whether images, text, etc. can't be loaded as well.
Another scenario is that Tumblr's server is overloaded, causing Tumblr video not playing.
Like the servers of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, Tumblr's server has a set maximum capacity. If it's exceeded, the website gets crash.
You can check Tumblr outages reported in the last 24 hours via the Down Detector platform. If someone has reported the same problem, you can wait for a prompt external fix. If not, click "I have a problem with Tumblr" to send your report.
Reddit users recommended installing the Tumblr alternative, such as Sappһire by Awefull (free), Blue Sapphire by gaurav.sharma (free), and Turtle Blog Viewer by Selom ($1.99).
Whatever the reason is that Tumblr videos won’t load, you just need to download Tumblr videos for playing them offline smoothly. There are two stuffs you should use - a Tumblr video downloader and URLs of the Tumblr video you would like to download.
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac is a special program developed for the purpose to download videos from any video streaming site, including Tumblr.com. You can download Tumblr HD clips and audio easily. It won't lose the original video quality, even 8K videos.
It's multifunctional that lets you edit downloaded Tumblr videos and convert them to 300+ formats for playing on mobile phones, tablets, or other devices without Internet connecting.
Launch Cisdem Video Converter on your Mac. Click the icon at the top of the interface to switch to the download tab.
Go to https://www.tumblr.com/ to find the video you want to download. Right-click the video to copy its address or click “share” icon > “Copy link”.
Back to Cisdem Video Converter, and paste the Tumblr video URL into the text field at the bottom. Click the icon.
You are able to download any Tumblr videos that won’t be loaded at the same time. Continue to add the URLs!
The downloaded Tumblr video is in MP4 format by default. You can also complete the conversion of MP4 to other formats within this software.
Click the icon at the top. Drag-n-drop videos into the interface, click the icon to choose the output format and convert it.
So, you don't have to worry that Tumblr videos won‘t load. You can find a suitable solution for different reasons. In case they can't help, the best way is to download Tumblr videos you desire to play via their URLs. It's very easy.
Note: Tumblr is highly customizable, adding too many extra features will make Tumblr videos loading slowly. To obtain a faster speed on your Tumblr, you can by disabling GIF/endless scrolling and use the default dashboard theme.
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