Late to the party here, but I’ve tested on my end:
I confirmed that navigating to thechive.com (used this as an example) and attempting to watch a video leaves a blank white screen where embedded video lives. Doesn’t respond to tap or long-press actions. However, the video will both display and play if Shields are down or if
Block Ads/Tracking option in shields panel is disabled [as @LaurenWags stated earlier].
I know this may seem silly, but can you ensure that you have set Brave to allow video playback? To check, go to
Settings --> Site Settings --> Media --> Video playback in Brave
Confirm that the option is set to
Enabled. There are times where I’ve seen sites/media players that require
Autoplay to be enabled as well before they will start. May be worth checking to see if that’s enabled as well (it’s in the same
Media menu you navigated to).