Video reader node doesn't want to play the file

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I’ve connected a video reader node to Render to canvas node and it all seems to be connected as it should, but I don’t see any video playing. The only thing that appears under the render to canvas node is a black texture.


Sometimes this happens on computers that don’t have any audio outputs while the video includes audio. This causes the video reader node to stop playback because it doesn’t know where to send the audio stream.

Is this the case with you?