Video on ESPN doesn't work unless shields are down


Using Linux Ubuntu 18.04 and Brave 0.22.721, with shields up videos on ESPN do not play.

I have tried the following, and these do not work with Shields up:

  • Installed pepperflashplugin-nonfree and enabled Flash
  • Ad Control=Allow Ads and Tracking, Cookie Control=Allow, Fingerprinting=Allow All; Disable https everywhere, Disable Block Phishing/malware, and Disable Block Scripts

With Shields down, videos play (without flash enabled). I have tried other sites (,, Youtube) and they show videos fine with shields up

Brave 0.22.721
V8 6.6.346.32
rev bfe7cdd
Muon 6.0.12
OS Release 4.15.0-22-generic
Update Channel Release
OS Architecture x64
OS Platform Linux
Node.js 7.9.0
Brave Sync v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent 66.0.3359.170


Same scenario for me as well. I’m able to repeat the issue on both Mac OS and on Windows 10 with the most current releases of the browser. Any thoughts or updates?


Seems to be the same for Facebook, shields up no videos work, shields down and they work just fine.


Recently upgrade to version 0.22.727 on Windows 10 and MacOS and issue persists.

Brave: 0.22.727
V8: 6.6.346.32
rev: 2c94bbad00d70b87328f04574725979960e18f9f
Muon: 6.0.12
OS Release: 10.0.17134
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 66.0.3359.170


Wonder if they’ll just buy the contract out, surely 2 years essentially off the air in the US, especially coming on the heels of losing Ronaldo, would be massively damaging to them in terms of making any sort of inroads/expansion in the fanbase.