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How can I get firefox to view netflix films? It worked last week, but for the last few days it doesn't.

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Firefox opens netflix fine and shows choices of films, but when you click your choice, it gives you a black screen and says something to the effect that they are working on the problem, but for 3 days? (since I have noticed it).

Firefox opens netflix fine and shows choices of films, but when you click your choice, it gives you a black screen and says something to the effect that they are working on the problem, but for 3 days? (since I have noticed it).

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does it have an arrow down icon on the bottom left of the main application view (this should get you into the settings area of the program)?

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philipp
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hello, could you go to the firefox menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information, copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...

hello, could you go to the firefox ''menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information'', copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...

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philipp
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thanks, have you set browser to update automatically in the firefox menu ≡ > options > advanced > update panel?

thanks, have you set browser to update automatically in the firefox ''menu ≡ > options > advanced > update'' panel?

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Yes. it is set to update automatically

Yes. it is set to update automatically

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the message that I get at the top of the Netflix browse page is "firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later.

the message that I get at the top of the Netflix browse page is "firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later.
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Watch other threads in case solutions are found see also: /questions/1135580 /questions/1135638

Watch other threads in case solutions are found see also: [/questions/1135580] [/questions/1135638]
cpearce 0 solutions 10 answers

Hi Dorwwilson,

I'm one of the software developers working on Firefox's Netflix support.

Can you help provide some information to help us debug this?

Can you please try loading this web page: http://pearce.org.nz/video/h264.html That page plays a video, and there will be text there of the form "v.canPlayType("video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42E01E, mp4a.40.2"") = probably"

Do you see "probably", or something else there?

Also, do you have an anti-virus program or anti-malware program installed?

Thanks, Chris Pearce.

Hi Dorwwilson, I'm one of the software developers working on Firefox's Netflix support. Can you help provide some information to help us debug this? Can you please try loading this web page: [http://pearce.org.nz/video/h264.html http://pearce.org.nz/video/h264.html] That page plays a video, and there will be text there of the form "v.canPlayType("video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42E01E, mp4a.40.2"") = probably" Do you see "probably", or something else there? Also, do you have an anti-virus program or anti-malware program installed? Thanks, Chris Pearce.

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Thank you. It says probably. We have bitdefender. Don

Thank you. It says probably. We have bitdefender. Don
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hi, can you please disable ssl scanning in bitdefender and see if the necessary components for drm playback are able to be installed afterwards?

hi, can you please [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER#w_bitdefender disable ssl scanning in bitdefender] and see if the necessary components for drm playback are able to be installed afterwards?

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How do I find the place to disable ssl? I have the 2016 version of bitdefender and on their "dashboard" it only has 2 options to scan, no "modules" button. Don

How do I find the place to disable ssl? I have the 2016 version of bitdefender and on their "dashboard" it only has 2 options to scan, no "modules" button. Don
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does it have an arrow down icon on the bottom left of the main application view (this should get you into the settings area of the program)?

does it have an arrow down icon on the bottom left of the main application view (this should get you into the settings area of the program)?

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Wow, I didn't see that, thank you so much. It did solve the problem. Don

Wow, I didn't see that, thank you so much. It did solve the problem. Don