Color variation can be caused by a number of different things. These are the two most common reasons:
- Player decoding variation. Generally, color varies on different screens, players and browsers. For example, your video might look slightly different on Safari (which uses our HTML5 player and Apple’s QuickTime decoding software) than it does on Firefox (which uses Flash player and Adobe Flash’s decoding software). These variations are a part of the experience of online playback and are sadly out of our control. To minimize these effects, you should make sure that your browsers and Flash are up-to-date.
- Hardware-accelerated decoding. Your video might look different due to the hardware being used to interpret your video. To fix this, you could try disabling hardware-accelerated decoding and see if this makes a difference to the color of your video.
If you’re not sure what’s causing your color variation, feel free to get in touch so we can look into this further for you. Just be sure to send through a link to the video and a description of where the color variation is especially apparent.