Widevine plugin not installing

I installed Firefox-ESR on my Raspberry PI and noticed that I cannot play Udemy videos. After some research I found that the Widevine plugin is missing and the OpenH264 V… (read more)

I installed Firefox-ESR on my Raspberry PI and noticed that I cannot play Udemy videos. After some research I found that the Widevine plugin is missing and the OpenH264 Video Codec is also not installed. Following the instructions from similar issues didn't solve the problem. I ticked off and on the "Play DRM-controlled content" button but this only brings the widevine plugin for a moment and after that it disappears. In the network tab I see no activity when click on this button, i.e. Firefox does not send requests.

Additionally the OpenH264 Video Codec is not installed and never installs.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Asked by v.grozev 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Private browsing NOT private - ALL logins / information still active and saved after closing and reopening private window

How can this be allowed to happen? This goes against everything private browsing is supposed to be. I open a private window' log in to gmail, reddit, amazon, any site, … (read more)

How can this be allowed to happen? This goes against everything private browsing is supposed to be.

I open a private window' log in to gmail, reddit, amazon, any site, etc; i close private browsing window entirely - removed from taskbar; i reopen private browsing and all my sessions are still signed in.

The fact that this is happening is negligent to the point of criminality. WHAT is the solution and why is this being allowed to occur?

Asked by sardonicpillow 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

PDF is distorted and showing as a "encrypted" file

Is there a memory issue with Firefox in regards to how PDF files are shown? This happens every so often. When I open a PDF the font is distorted and it seems to be e… (read more)

Is there a memory issue with Firefox in regards to how PDF files are shown?

This happens every so often.

When I open a PDF the font is distorted and it seems to be encrypted. I have to close Firefox and reopen and then the PDF file is displayed correctly without any issue.


Thanks.

Asked by mheinlein 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Request permissions rather than requiring them

Is there a way to make a request for extra permissions rather than requiring them? I want to add functionality, but since my extension is more privacy oriented, there's … (read more)

Is there a way to make a request for extra permissions rather than requiring them? I want to add functionality, but since my extension is more privacy oriented, there's concern when I added extra permission. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/volume-control-boost-volume/

Asked by Chaython 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

why is it so difficult to get spell check to work?

I went into setting and made sure spellcheck is enabled and it is, but there are no other options there. I did exactly what it said on your help article and right clicked… (read more)

I went into setting and made sure spellcheck is enabled and it is, but there are no other options there. I did exactly what it said on your help article and right clicked in the text box on multiple different web pages and there is NO OPTION. It should not be this complicated.

Asked by tremault 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

firefox 22.04 with 116.0.3 hangs, when closed reports firefox crash

I cannot use firefox. About the third or fourth tab or window I open hangs up, and then all of firefox hangs up. The triggering load can be from bookmarks or a new site. … (read more)

I cannot use firefox. About the third or fourth tab or window I open hangs up, and then all of firefox hangs up. The triggering load can be from bookmarks or a new site. Have rebooted, re-opened: same problem. Have updated everything (including snap), same problem. Uninstalled and re-installed Firefox, same problem. Troubleshooting crashes and will not re-start

Asked by info3517 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Youtube H264 videos stop buffering after the initial portion

Having this issue with Youtube since a few days ago, on version 115.0.2 and 115.0.3, and only for videos encoded in AVC/H264. VP9 and AV1 encoded videos have no trouble b… (read more)

Having this issue with Youtube since a few days ago, on version 115.0.2 and 115.0.3, and only for videos encoded in AVC/H264. VP9 and AV1 encoded videos have no trouble buffering, only H264 is affected. Happens with or without adblocker, and on different OS. Cookies cleared, no dice.

Video would load the first 20-40 seconds, then does not buffer at all subsequently once it reaches the end of that portion. I have to skip a few seconds forward for it to load the next 20-40 secs, then it would get stuck again.

I can get around this issue by either lowering resolution to 480p (which looks terribly unwatchable), or turn VP9 streams back on (which does not work correctly on my setup, there's a driver bug that hasn't been fixed).

The sure way, and strange thing, is that AVC/H264 videos load and buffer with absolutely no issue when I'm logged out of my account. Also, works with no issue in Chromium, even while logged in.

Anyone facing this or similar issue recently too? Is it still ongoing for you?

Asked by nuclear.tactician 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

How to open links to filesystem folders with system file manager.

I have a 'site' that is just files on my hard drive. I need to click an anchor link such as: <a href="file:///dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4">Store Your Files Here</a> … (read more)

I have a 'site' that is just files on my hard drive.

I need to click an anchor link such as: <a href="file:///dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4">Store Your Files Here</a> and have Firefox open the folder dir4 with the systems file manager. ( In my case the file manager is Nautilus ) ( Ubuntu 20.04 )

I have seen this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_do_not_work but it does not describe a scenario that uses the file:/// interface.

It also does not provide any information about how the files will be handled.

I can get the folder link to work currently , but it appears with the: 'Index of file///...' in a browser tab.

Obviously you can not use that for anything useful.

The main goal is to open the folder and be able to use the system file manager to include more content for the site without having to navigate to the folder manually. The folders I want to display are buried many levels down without the possibility of having descriptive names. I have ~121 pages/folders in this arrangement , and each one has content for each page. I would like to add a button on each of the 121 pages that will open each of the pages content folder.

Asked by Tyranna 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Youtube not working July 2023 stuck loading, "if playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device"

Recently YT is barely loading videos with the message "if playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device" or it simply stuck tried on edge and it doesn't happ… (read more)

Recently YT is barely loading videos with the message "if playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device" or it simply stuck tried on edge and it doesn't happened can anybody help me diagnose this problem?

Restarting FF doesn't always work has to be done multiple times, and it soon breaks after browsing or restarting the browser

The grey bar on the player does load but the player never plays its just back

Asked by bhr883 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

FF 116.0 having loading issues with webpages

I got the v116.0 update yesterday and since then, there's been some annoying hiccups with loading webpages. It's not a specific site that is having an issue and it seems… (read more)

I got the v116.0 update yesterday and since then, there's been some annoying hiccups with loading webpages.

It's not a specific site that is having an issue and it seems completely random. The best I can say is that if I just do websearches from the default Duckduckgo engine or if I use !g to search google through it, eventually i'll hit the hiccup.

What seems to happen is that i'll try to go to the website/perform a search and then it will just load a blank white page and hang there. None of the browsing function buttons will be available (so can't click refresh) but if I highlight the address bar and hit enter again, it will suddenly load without issue.

Asked by rainzersaurus 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

PlayStation log-on breaks Firefox

For the past few days, when I try to log on to PlayStation on Firefox, the sign-in page sits on a loading swirl after inputting email. There's a clear memory leak shown o… (read more)

For the past few days, when I try to log on to PlayStation on Firefox, the sign-in page sits on a loading swirl after inputting email. There's a clear memory leak shown on Task Manager. The menu bar's right-click doesn't draw properly. FF can't be closed and needs to be terminated. The only extension I have is uBlock Origin disabled for this site.

This website works on Edge.

Attached is the broken menu from right-clicking the menu bar.

Asked by dg.coombes 1 week ago

Last reply by new_aged2perfection 1 day ago

Out of control data clearing

How do I stop Firefox from out of control data clearing? There is a window under Privacy & Security / History / Clear History that opens a window that allows a user,… (read more)

How do I stop Firefox from out of control data clearing? There is a window under Privacy & Security / History / Clear History that opens a window that allows a user, in theory, to choose which components to clear (cookies, cache, etc.) In that window is a pull down menu to specify the time range to clear. A screen shot of that is attached. I do NOT want my cookies cleared unless I say so. I do not want cookies or some of the other components cleared from the last hour, I don't want them cleared from the last two hours or the last four hours or today. (And the "Everything" reference does not make sense syntactically in this setting.) A screen shot of that menu is attached.

It does not matter if I uncheck one or all of those boxes by cookies, cache, etc. When I open the browser the next time, they are checked again -- AND THE MOFO COOKIES HAVE TO BE MANAGED AGAIN, ETC., ETC., ETC.

What have a setting if Firefox is going to arbitrarily clear everything immediately or once and hour or by some criterion it has not revealed to the user -- nor has informed the user exists?

Anyone have any thoughts on a work-around?

Thanks.

Asked by Txasslm 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Unable to Stream Video on Paramount Plus

I am running the latest version of Firefox (115.0.3 (64-bit)) with NO ad blockers. Whenever I try to watch videos on Paramount Plus, I get an Error 3005 message. I can … (read more)

I am running the latest version of Firefox (115.0.3 (64-bit)) with NO ad blockers. Whenever I try to watch videos on Paramount Plus, I get an Error 3005 message. I can watch videos on Paramount Plus on both Chrome and Edge where I DO have ad blockers running. What else can I do?

Asked by DoctorQ9 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefox doesn't release memory after closing tabs Bug 1362767

Bug 1362767 is still a problem, even with fission enabled which is apparently the default now. This is a huge problem when viewing videos on youtube and other similar vid… (read more)

Bug 1362767 is still a problem, even with fission enabled which is apparently the default now. This is a huge problem when viewing videos on youtube and other similar video server platforms. The memory usage by Firefox just accumulates and does not release even after several days. Eventually, Firefox needs to be restarted to release the mis-allocated memory back to the OS. (Win10, FF 115.03 64-bit, Intel I5, 32 GB RAM) A restart can cut total system memory as reported by Process Explorer in *half* or more (!!) depending on how many videos I have viewed since last browser restart using Process Explorer 'Kill Process Tree' function followed immediately by FF restart. It is no longer possible to use an older PC with 8 GB of memory with Firefox to view videos. It takes forever to load, then becomes so laggy that it is no longer functional and is even difficult to kill with Process Explorer because the Windows Explorer user interface gets forced to swap out. (This latter should never happen regardless of memory allocation and is the fault of Microsoft.) I am now using another PC with 32GB RAM and Firefox often pushes the physical memory allocation to well above 16 GB after viewing just a few hours of videos, and does not recover even after being idle and minimized overnight. I have 10 extensions installed. Four of these are video related: Enhancer for Youtube, Video Ads Blocker for Youtube, Video DownloadHelper, and Video Speed Controller. I have not found any improvement in memory allocation performance by selectively disabling extensions. Other people have been posting complaints about this problem for at least 6 years. It makes Firefox practically useless for systems of 16 GB or less. You need to fix this. It appears to be *your* problem; Don't try to deny it, please just make it better. I continue to use FF because of the very useful extensions and greater privacy features than what is available for Chrome.

Asked by dpasek 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

ensure that each new window work separately and doesn't store cache

I am having some issues and hope to get help from the community when I open a new window and log in to www.somesite.com. and then I open another window[private] and log … (read more)

I am having some issues and hope to get help from the community when I open a new window and log in to www.somesite.com. and then I open another window[private] and log in to www.somesite.com i would prefer that it doesn't get me the login from the first window.

tried changing numerous settings but still i keep getting the same login from the first window.

I've attached a screenshot of how it should look like

Asked by johny dep1 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

No audio on some videos

Videos from vidplay/mycloud/mp4upload on various video streaming sites do not have audio. Videos have working audio on other browsers. Only filemoon server seems to be wo… (read more)

Videos from vidplay/mycloud/mp4upload on various video streaming sites do not have audio. Videos have working audio on other browsers. Only filemoon server seems to be working so far. Issue persists with troubleshooting mode

Using Win10, firefox nightly 120.0a1, has persisted for a few updates.

Asked by guwesley 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

can't delete Adobe Acrobat extension?

I can't figure out how to delete this extension: Adobe Acrobat. It's disabled, but I want to delete it. I can't remove it in Firefox using the Add-ons Manager, and when… (read more)

I can't figure out how to delete this extension: Adobe Acrobat. It's disabled, but I want to delete it.

I can't remove it in Firefox using the Add-ons Manager, and when I try to follow the manual uninstallation steps by going to Firefox

Asked by hannakelsie 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago