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How can I use only html5 to play videos instead of flash (that I would like to remove)?

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I have firefox 50, I am aware that most of the website I visit can deliver videos with html5 (and that flash is used only if it is installed, this is 100% correct in the mobile world) so I would like to have firefox using html5 by default instead of flash (that I would like to remove asap). Thanks,

I have firefox 50, I am aware that most of the website I visit can deliver videos with html5 (and that flash is used only if it is installed, this is 100% correct in the mobile world) so I would like to have firefox using html5 by default instead of flash (that I would like to remove asap). Thanks,

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John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

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Firefox will use HTML by default, (unless; I guess; if the website tries to force it to do otherwise)

The Flash Player will already be set to ask to activate. You could even routinely set it to disabled and only enable Flash Player when you specifically need it.

I was going to post screenshots but this profile has broken again. Presume some odd problem with my setup and profiles - Sync inadvertently somehow activated I do not think that helped. I will try to get that fixed before answering more questions. No reason at present to suspect my issue is a Firefox bug.


Update,

Firefox will use HTML by default, (unless; I guess; if the website tries to force it to do otherwise) The Flash Player will already be set to ask to activate. You could even routinely set it to disabled and only enable Flash Player when you specifically need it. I was going to post screenshots but this profile has broken again. Presume some odd problem with my setup and profiles - Sync inadvertently somehow activated I do not think that helped. I will try to get that fixed before answering more questions. No reason at present to suspect my issue is a Firefox bug. -------- Update, * Happy112 : Well done for finding that add-on * My profile issue may simply have been my impatience and the Compatibility Reporter https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter taking a long time to populate the extensions listing in that particular profile

Modified by John99

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Hi   !
'Found this add-on that you might like:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox//addon/html5-video-everywhere/

Hi &nbsp; ! <BR> 'Found this add-on that you might like:<BR> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox//addon/html5-video-everywhere/
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Did you also note that HTML5 Video Everywhere! 0.3.4 mentions:

Note: Some legacy sites force using Flash player, you will need to install no-flash add-on to support them.
Did you also note that [https://addons.mozilla.org//firefox//addon/html5-video-everywhere/ HTML5 Video Everywhere! 0.3.4] mentions: <blockquote>Note: Some legacy sites force using Flash player, you will need to install [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/no-flash/ no-flash add-on] to support them.</blockquote>