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Firefox 40 for Windows 10 is not letting me see Twitch TV game broadcasts / videos , whereas Microsoft's Edge browser does ... how can I fix it.

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I disliked Edge, so I got Firefox 40 for Windows 10 .... but now I can't see Twitch TV game broadcasts / videos. If I go back to Edge, then I can see Twitch broadcasts .... so I'm thinking I'm missing a PLUG-IN for Firefox that Edge has ?? Which one is it ?? Which plug-in do I need, and how do I fix Firefox.

I disliked Edge, so I got Firefox 40 for Windows 10 .... but now I can't see Twitch TV game broadcasts / videos. If I go back to Edge, then I can see Twitch broadcasts .... so I'm thinking I'm missing a PLUG-IN for Firefox that Edge has ?? Which one is it ?? Which plug-in do I need, and how do I fix Firefox.

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Your System Details shows no flash player.

Flash Player Version 18.0.0.232
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Note: Windows users must download the “Internet Explorer” and “Plugin-based browsers” installers.

Note: Edge on Win10 does not use ActiveX version but its own Flash.

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.04
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

Application

  • Firefox 40.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/40.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • adapterDrivers2:
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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • directWriteVersion: 10.0.10240.16430
  • driverDate: 8-6-2015
  • driverDate2:
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  • driverVersion2:
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  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: True
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Your System Details shows no flash player.

Flash Player Version 18.0.0.232
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Note: Windows users must download the “Internet Explorer” and “Plugin-based browsers” installers.

Note: Edge on Win10 does not use ActiveX version but its own Flash.

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Your System Details shows no flash player. Flash Player '''Version 18.0.0.232<br>https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' '''Note: Windows users''' must download the “Internet Explorer” '''and''' “Plugin-based browsers” installers. Note: Edge on Win10 does not use ActiveX version but its own Flash. See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
James
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Twitch.tv still uses the Flash Player plugin (plugin based) from Adobe for the video part.

Twitch is looking to switch to HTML5 for video instead of Flash as the new player already has HTML5 for controls but still uses Flash for video.

They did switch the chat on old player to HTML5 on June 30 so if you see chat but no video then that is why.

To sample the new player in use (does not have chat in link). http://player.twitch.tv/?channel=replacethiswithchannelname

Twitch.tv still uses the Flash Player plugin (plugin based) from Adobe for the video part. Twitch is looking to switch to HTML5 for video instead of Flash as the new player already has HTML5 for controls but still uses Flash for video. They did switch the chat on old player to HTML5 on June 30 so if you see chat but no video then that is why. To sample the new player in use (does not have chat in link). http://player.twitch.tv/?channel=replacethiswithchannelname

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