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Version 63.0.1, YouTube videos not showing on Mac

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I'm using YouTube from a Mac with OS Mojave version 10.14, Firefox version 63.0.1. YouTube videos just aren't showing up for me, either on the YouTube site or embedded. This is true:

- for multiple videos;

- after deleting YouTube's cookies from my browser;

- whether I'm signed into YouTube or not;

- whether I disable AdBlock (and my other handful of extensions) or not;

- whether I started Firefox in Safe Mode or not.

I've attached a couple of screenshots of what YouTube looks like for me. Most of the time it loads correctly, but the video just doesn't appear. Sometimes (e.g. after disabling all add-ons and refreshing) it loads the other, whiter, even less interactive option. Oh! And it works fine in Safari on the same device.

Help would be much appreciated please!

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Well, I don't know what happened, but it seems to be solved today, without me trying anything further on my end. I don't know whether it's a problem with Firefox, or YouTube, or what, but it appears to have been corrected.

Colour me confused, but I suppose this is solved? Hooray?

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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Hi Fred, no dice from starting it in Safe Mode. I went straight to YouTube upon it finally starting up and clicked on a video, and got the same lack of video.

When you say 'secure websites', do you mean embedded ones? YouTube itself is https. Or am I misunderstanding you?

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Any website whose address starts with; https:// (Like Mozilla) is secured.

I called for more help.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-common-audio-and-video-issues

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Chosen Solution

Well, I don't know what happened, but it seems to be solved today, without me trying anything further on my end. I don't know whether it's a problem with Firefox, or YouTube, or what, but it appears to have been corrected.

Colour me confused, but I suppose this is solved? Hooray?

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As long as it works. It could have been a corrupt file that was removed.