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How to fix error code 233011?

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Web browsers have come a long way since Internet Explorer’s dominance. They now have many features and pretty good compatibility to ensure users get the experience the developer intended. However, there are still random bugs and errors that keep popping up from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about error code 233011 in your web browser, the reasons behind it and what you can do to fix the problem. 

What causes this error?

The error is mainly caused by a technical issue in the browser that prevents embedded JW player videos from being played. Some common causes include:

  • Connectivity issues.
  • Corrupt cache or browser data.
  • Active VPN or proxy.
  • Problematic extensions.
  • Network restrictions.
  • Browser incompatibility. 

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How to fix this?

Here are six fixes you can try out. 

Restart your router

Power cycling your network equipment is the fix to more issues than you can think. More often than not, connectivity issues can be caused by an underlying bug in your router and can be fixed by rebooting.

Disable VPN

Another possible cause for the issue could be that you’re using a VPN. Many streaming services are geo-restricted due to content copyright issues, and using a VPN can cause problems with their functionality and content availability causing the error.

Clear your browser’s data

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get the browser to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and make sure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Try restarting the browser once the files are deleted and try again. 

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Disable extensions

Corrupt or malfunctioning extensions often cause a lot of problems, including this one. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as normal again; if it does, enable them one by one until you have all the essential extensions working again.

Disable Hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration helps speed up GPU-intensive tasks but can also cause errors with some websites. Try disabling it to see if your browser works fine again.

Step 1: Click on the three-dots icon on the top-right and click on Settings from the options below.

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Step 2: Search for Hardware acceleration. You’ll find the setting under System. Just toggle the switch off and then use the Relaunch button to restart Chrome. 

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Alternatively, if you have hardware acceleration already disabled, you can try enabling it to see if that helps resolve the error. 

Try another browser

One quick workaround for the problem is that you can try a different browser for the time being. This won’t fix the problem with the problematic browser, at least not until the next update rolls out, but can help you get the job done.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

  • Ror says:

    My colleague shared your article with me and I found it very useful after reading it. Great article, it helped me a lot.

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