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I really wish Firefox would stop prompting me to enable DRM. I have said "no" about 20 times. NO. STOP ASKING.

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How can I stop Firefox from prompting me to install DRM? I don't want it. I will never want it. NO ONE WANTS IT.

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It's a known bug. I will post a follow-up message. Thanks for attempting to assist.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1451762

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Hi, I would think it is asking because the page you are viewing or wanting to watch has DRM. Any hoo, it can break pages.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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I have no doubt that it can break pages: that's its purpose. I want to say "no" to it, once, and not to be asked again.

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bblackmoor said

I have no doubt that it can break pages: that's its purpose. I want to say "no" to it, once, and not to be asked again.

You have the info in the URL, break away.

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I don't see anything in that article about not being prompted to install page-breaking DRM. Can you please be more specific?

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Disable the Google Widevine CDM without uninstalling Opt out of CDM playback, uninstall CDMs and stop all CDM downloads

Above are headings, info to uninstall if wanting to but will break just about every page that has Video Content.

Copy/Paste about:preferences to the Address Bar then Enter, Go down to Digital Rights Management and un-check the box and restart Firefox from the 3Bar Menu --> Exit

All other info I have is prior to 2016 and is of no use for 57+

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Thank you. I will try that and see if it has the desired result.

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Well, that did not work. The box next to "Play DRM controlled content" is already un-checked. I am still getting "You must enable DRM to enable some audio or video on this page", with a button that says "Enable DRM", every few minutes (on Facebook).

I think this must be a bug. I will google on how to report it as such.

Thanks anyway.

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Hi, if you are not wanting to watch DRM stuff then why are you at Facebook that uses DRM and HTML5 which is Wildvine. You make Firefox just a text browser if you break it all. Will never watch anything in Video from almost any where.

What is your perspective of DRM and why do you not want it so badly that you want to break pages as well as Firefox ?

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To submit suggestions for new or changed features, may I suggest: Feedback: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

I have it ticked and I download/torrent all my tv shows and movies to watch. I can not figure out your reasoning myself as everyone wants it enabled.

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It's a known bug. I will post a follow-up message. Thanks for attempting to assist.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1451762