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The majority of videos I try to play all fail. A few short weeks ago everything on YouTube played fine, now it's more of a hassle than it is worth, trying to look at YouTube videos.

The majority of websites with embedded links to videos and embedded videos also mostly fail. As of now my Firefox will not play the majority of videos around the web.

Something has changed and I didn't hear about it - videos all of a sudden crashing and burning. Twitter videos will not play. Videos on Grabien.com all fail.

The majority of videos I try to play all fail. A few short weeks ago everything on YouTube played fine, now it's more of a hassle than it is worth, trying to look at YouTube videos. The majority of websites with embedded links to videos and embedded videos also mostly fail. As of now my Firefox will not play the majority of videos around the web. Something has changed and I didn't hear about it - videos all of a sudden crashing and burning. Twitter videos will not play. Videos on Grabien.com all fail.

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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

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Question owner

I am being told other places to get rid of FF - is this what the official support is recommending ?

I am being told other places to get rid of FF - is this what the official support is recommending ?
FredMcD
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Youtube currently uses the HTML5 player. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-common-audio-and-video-issues

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Nothing on that page says, here is what you do to play HTML5 videos on Youtube.

Almost a moot issue. I don't get to watch election results tonight, which is what I badly wanted.

Nothing on that page says, here is what you do to play HTML5 videos on Youtube. Almost a moot issue. I don't get to watch election results tonight, which is what I badly wanted.

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Going around in circles on the support pages...

Going around in circles on the support pages...
holz75 0 solutions 22 answers

I was having some video issues on ESPN and did this:

Type about:config in the Firefox address bar. Confirm that you will be careful if the warning prompt spawns. Search for dom.ipc.plugins.asyncdrawing.enabled. If the preference's value is true, set to false.

It worked for me! I agree though... I'm so sick of things not working in Firefox.

I was having some video issues on ESPN and did this: Type about:config in the Firefox address bar. Confirm that you will be careful if the warning prompt spawns. Search for dom.ipc.plugins.asyncdrawing.enabled. If the preference's value is true, set to false. It worked for me! I agree though... I'm so sick of things not working in Firefox.

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it was already set to False... But I do appreciate it !

it was already set to False... But I do appreciate it !
FredMcD
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I called for more help.

I called for more help.

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I installed the addon "HTML5 Video Everywhere" and disabled the YouTube Flash Player and the problems seem to have all been solved.

See the image I posted for the final mix of Addons that are working and not bothering HTML5.

Noe the Flash Player disabled.

I installed the addon "HTML5 Video Everywhere" and disabled the YouTube Flash Player and the problems seem to have all been solved. See the image I posted for the final mix of Addons that are working and not bothering HTML5. Noe the Flash Player disabled.
FredMcD
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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.

Question owner

Done. Solved.

I am not seeing on this page where to mark the post as solved.

Anyone ?

Done. Solved. I am not seeing on this page where to mark the post as solved. Anyone ?

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FredMcD
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You go to the response that answered the problem. To its right is a link called Solved Problem.

You go to the response that answered the problem. To its right is a link called '''Solved Problem.'''

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On my screen I don't have any links that look like that...

On my screen I don't have any links that look like that...