The Media Could Not Be Played

Every so often, Firefox fails to display a video. In this example, Firefox briefly displays what appears to be the first frame, then displays the message "The Media Could… (read more)

Every so often, Firefox fails to display a video. In this example, Firefox briefly displays what appears to be the first frame, then displays the message "The Media Could Not Be Played". I've tried with Troubleshoot Mode, and clearing history (cache, cookies, site settings, offline website data). How can I find out what's blocking? The example is a Twitter post on Wed 08/17/2022. I hope it is still there. https://twitter.com/i/status/1551522653705576449

Asked by plowmail 1 day ago

Last reply by plowmail 3 hours ago

Debian Mate Firefox worked once. Now it fails continous, no crash log

I need some things to look at. Debian 11.4 Bullseye 16 CPU 72GB I just got the Mate desktop working. Thought I'd find a cool wallpaper. Site said it needed to load an ext… (read more)

I need some things to look at. Debian 11.4 Bullseye 16 CPU 72GB I just got the Mate desktop working. Thought I'd find a cool wallpaper. Site said it needed to load an extension. I tried to escape but now my firefox fails to load even in troubleshoot mode. It builds the window frame I can almost touch the menu and gone.

Checked .mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/ and it's empty checked .mozilla/extensions/ and it's emtpy Got an install time InstallTime20220718130424

as I click on Firefox Icon in menu the screen pops alert that says: "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting....try to resolve the problem in troubleshooting in SafeMode."

tailing syslog: tail -f /var/log/syslog gives this clue: oom-kill:constraint=CONTRAINT_NONE, task=firefox-esr total-vm:672432kb Kernel Out Of Memory killed process pgtables:840kb oom-score_addj:0

I can add more detail if I know where to look. OOM with 72GB ?

Asked by agrapha 47 minutes ago

Firefox not starting windows 10

Win 10laptop had Firefox installed and working. Suddenly stopped after some windows updates. I have Uninstalled several times, both vanilla and using IOBIT program. Delet… (read more)

Win 10laptop had Firefox installed and working. Suddenly stopped after some windows updates. I have Uninstalled several times, both vanilla and using IOBIT program. Deleted the program file folder, and the local apps profile. Won't start in safe mode either. I don't even see anything in task manager when clicking. No error messages.

However.....tried installing developer version and it works fine!

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Asked by firefox1941 2 days ago

Last reply by firefox1941 1 hour ago

It wont start up...again

In the last year I have had more and more problems with Firefox. It runs when I don't have the browser activated, it slows things down and now it wont even start at all.… (read more)

In the last year I have had more and more problems with Firefox. It runs when I don't have the browser activated, it slows things down and now it wont even start at all.

The constant updates always interrupt me when I am working on my computer as well.

So bottom line; what do I need to do in order to use the Firefox browser before I dump the program altogether.

Asked by vanshipley 1 hour ago

YouTube content filtering

When I enter YouTube and I try to see comments written to me, it says "'content filtering' has hidden the discussions on this channel". When I try to click on the button … (read more)

When I enter YouTube and I try to see comments written to me, it says "'content filtering' has hidden the discussions on this channel". When I try to click on the button to cancel the filtering, it tells me that it cannot be canceled because the filtering is from the network administrator. "Content filtering Enabled by the network administrator to help filter videos that may contain adult content only." It blocks me from any discussion even if it doesn't contain adult content. I switch browsers, open Chrome, and there is no content filtering by the network administrator, but it does show me the discussion that Firefox blocked. Which means the ISP doesn't block me and neither does any other manager except the Firefox browser. I don't have another network administrator, I surf on a private network at home. You need to report the problem to Firefox and they will take care of it.

Thanks.

Asked by ANAELIAZOR 1 hour ago

Firefox developer edition crashes when closing some tabs

When I close a tab, sometimes it crashes. I tried with `-safe-mode` and the error persists. Let me know if I can add more information. Report ID bp-d44804f7-fd73-4088-9d0… (read more)

When I close a tab, sometimes it crashes. I tried with `-safe-mode` and the error persists. Let me know if I can add more information.

Report ID bp-d44804f7-fd73-4088-9d00-14c880220818

Asked by RodrigoMil 2 hours ago

start firefox with addon as default for a specific document

Running win 10 I have a document on my desktop that I would like to open with firefox. I have that figured out using a batch file. I am opening firefox with the -new-inst… (read more)

Running win 10 I have a document on my desktop that I would like to open with firefox. I have that figured out using a batch file.

I am opening firefox with the -new-instance -private along with the -url with path to the document.

I want to open firefox in this specific instance using the "new window without toolbar" addon as it is ideal for this particular application.

My question is how do I default to this option for this particular application, while keeping firefox with my bookmark toolbar and other options as my default browser in general usage.

Asked by kawazee 2 hours ago

printing fed ex and ups shipping labels from macbook pro distorted

when i print a shipping label from ups or fed ex from my email from firefox the label is distorted. using macbook pro running monterey. prints fine from chrome browser an… (read more)

when i print a shipping label from ups or fed ex from my email from firefox the label is distorted. using macbook pro running monterey. prints fine from chrome browser and safari browser.

Asked by jethrosan 3 hours ago

Newest download

The last time I downloaded your update, I think it was in May, 2022, you apparently downloaded the version for Windows 10. It would not work with my windows 7. By the t… (read more)

The last time I downloaded your update, I think it was in May, 2022, you apparently downloaded the version for Windows 10. It would not work with my windows 7. By the time I got it fixed I had lost ALL my bookmarks, history, etc. Now you are offering the latest download, I believe it is July. I am afraid to download it for fear I might lose all my bookmarks again. Can I just ignore the download. I DO NOT want to go to Windows 10 or 11. I am 95 years old and I like to stick to what I know. What is the situation with you and Windows 7 at this time? Are you no longer offering it? Thanks for your help. You may e-mail me at memawplus@gmail.com PS Even though I supposedly had backed up my bookmarks they would not download to the newest Firefox. I have had Firefox since Firefox 1.0 (October 2004). In fact I still have the original instruction manual and the disk. If you have any need for that for your library I would be happy to send it to you. (In case you couldn't figure it out, I am a string saver). Marjorie Rogers

Asked by memawplus 3 hours ago

browser.windows.create - broken with specific height/width on hiDPI screens, macOS

I'm seeing an issue in the latest release of Firefox (103.0.2) & Firefox developer edition (104.0b10) when working with a manifest v2 web extension. The issue is not… (read more)

I'm seeing an issue in the latest release of Firefox (103.0.2) & Firefox developer edition (104.0b10) when working with a manifest v2 web extension. The issue is not present in Firefox Developer edition (100.0b9) and below.

When calling browser.windows.create() - passing valid options for height & width is resulting in a completely invalid and unexpected size for the resulting window. The code to reproduce the behavior is below.

This is being run in a background script of the extension.

```

 const width = props.width ?? Math.round(window.screen.width * 0.8);
 const height = props.height ?? Math.round(window.screen.height * 0.8);
 // center by default
 const top = props.top ?? Math.round(window.screen.height / 2 - height / 2);
 const left = props.left ?? Math.round(window.screen.width / 2 - width / 2);
 console.log(
   `In openWindow width ${width} height ${height} top ${top} left ${left}`
 );
 const newWindow = await browser.windows.create({
   url: props.url,
   width,
   height,
   top,
   left,
   type: 'popup',
 });

``` The console.log result is ``` In openWindow width 3072 height 1728 top 216 left 384 ``` These are valid numbers for the screen I am working on (standard 4k displays). I am running 3 screens, all hiDPI - two are default 4k external monitors, the third is the built in laptop display.

I have not yet tested the result on other operating systems - however I am running macOS Monteray v12.4.

When running in version 100.0b9 and below, I see a centered screen ~80% of the monitor width and height appear. When I run in the current versions, I see the window briefly flash at full screen, then immediately downsize to a very small window in the upper left corner.

Please see a brief recording of the working version of Firefox Developer Edition compared to the broken version of standard Firefox here: https://monosnap.com/file/80IEHdqgSVND0ZsXKtXkxVPsNINSQd

I am running the exact same extension build in both versions.

Asked by squad-clients 4 hours ago

Last reply by squad-clients 3 hours ago

How to disable and remove stored form data

I see that form data for common fields like adresses and usernames are filled out for me. I don't like this data being stored except in my password manager. Keepass is th… (read more)

I see that form data for common fields like adresses and usernames are filled out for me. I don't like this data being stored except in my password manager. Keepass is the only one I trust because indie.

Where do I disable form data being stored How do I audit and delete stored form data

Asked by johannes 4 hours ago

How to kill hung download?

When I attempt to download a large file, for example this one, Firefox often: consumes my entire available Internet bandwidth, leaving other applications and devices un… (read more)

When I attempt to download a large file, for example this one, Firefox often:

  1. consumes my entire available Internet bandwidth, leaving other applications and devices unable to connect to the Internet, or even to other devices on my LAN.
  2. hangs, i.e. the download doesn't show any progress in the Firefox UI

When I attempt to cancel the download, Firefox does not react. Even if I close Firefox, the download continues to absorb the entire available network capacity. The PC (runniong Windows 10 21H2) can not be shut down normally; I can only stop the process by pressing and holding the PC's power button to effect a hard shutdown. When I restart the PC and restart Firefox, Firefox automatically attempts to resume the failed download, with the same results described above. How can I prevent Firefox from hogging all available network capacity for downloads? How can I terminate hung downloads in a more elegant manner? How can I prevent Firefox from attempting to resume failed downloads the next time I start it? I am currently using Firefox 103.0.2. AFAIK, this is also the latest version at this time.

Asked by rsbrux 1 day ago

Last reply by rsbrux 5 hours ago

where is the "carrot icon"?

Hi, There is very little help if you can still log in in FB and Twitter but you lost all your feed and messages. It happened after refreshing FF. Switched both profiles i… (read more)

Hi, There is very little help if you can still log in in FB and Twitter but you lost all your feed and messages. It happened after refreshing FF. Switched both profiles in about:profiles. Logged out and in in both. All there is left is, check if Java script is enabled. Pretty desperate, but I'll try. So I am looking for my web content. According to this, I have to look for "list all tabs" under the "carrot icon". I can't find it.

Asked by dona 5 hours ago

Firefox will not connect to http://localhost/

Hello, I need to connect to http://localhost/ but Firefox will not allow me to do so. It tells me: "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading". Th… (read more)

Hello,

I need to connect to http://localhost/ but Firefox will not allow me to do so.

It tells me: "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading".

This behaviour persists after:

- Clearing the cache. - Reinstalling the browser. - Disabling the Firewall.

I am using Firefox 103.0.2 on Linux Mint 21.

Many thanks.

Asked by robert.d.hale 5 hours ago