@hitimahana I had the same problem, of the screen repeatedly flashing as it reloaded endlessly.
Switching audio from PCM to Stereo, as you suggested, fixed it for me. Thanks!
This is an absurd bug, especially to have been left in place for two years. Simply having audio on the wrong setting should produce an error message, or at least not stop the video playing. Should have been easy to anticipate, and more importantly easy to fix.