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There was an error loading the video file {{videoFileName}}. Try a different file. Note that your browser may not support certain file formats like HEVC/H.265 video or AC3 audio. See Tips.
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Select the subtitle that ends where the video currently is: {{displayAsVideoTime(currentTime)}}
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Video format support (last update January 2020)

If you find your video can't play, or that your video will play but there's no audio, it's almost always because your browser can't play the file's video or audio codec. This is the case with HEVC/H.265 video and AC3 audio, which almost all browsers can't support due to licensing issues. Current state of browser support:

Will play almost any video file.
Chrome and other Chromium based browsers (except Vivaldi/Opera)
Will play almost any file that doesn't use HEVC video or AC3 audio
Vivaldi and Opera
Will play few video formats (these browsers deviate from Chrome by rolling their own implementation of HTML video)
Will play few video formats
Everything else
Probably not a good option

So, if you want animebook to play almost all files, the Woolyss all-codecs+ builds of chromium are your best bet, and you can install Yomichan on it (instructions below). Otherwise your best bet is Chrome, and you'll need to avoid using HEVC video or AC3 audio with it.

Woolyss Chromium installation instructions:

  1. Find and install an all-codecs+ (WITH the plus sign) build of Chromium on https://chromium.woolyss.com
  2. Enable the Chrome web store, by manually installing https://github.com/NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store into Chromium (this is required because the Chromium build is ungoogled)
Note: I used to recommend Microsoft Edge with HEVC Video Extensions to watch HEVC video on animebook, but as of October 2020 the Microsoft store started charging money for HEVC support, so I removed it from the browser list.

Automatic Anki Export (February 2021)

Animebook now supports exporting flashcards to Anki with a Chrome extension. It's meant to work in tandem with Yomichan, so if you're interested, you can download it here.


To use the Animebook Chrome extension,

  1. Click the extension to open its settings
  2. Configure the Anki deck, model, and fields you want to export to
  3. Add a word to Anki using a tool like Yomichan
  4. Select and highlight the subtitle text you want on your card
  5. Hit the plus button
  6. Wait for the most recent card in your Anki to get a screenshot, audio, and text added to it