I can't use Netflix as Widevine Content Decryption Module won't install.
I get the message "Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly."
I do not have a custom hosts file or any Antivirus enabled
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:73.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/73.0
Hi adrenalinschool, please ignore the spam message promoting an unofficial phone number.
Normally Firefox can download and install the Widevine plugin in the background when a site requires it. (Watch DRM content on Firefox)
Some users have problems with automatic installation and need to download manually. The URLs are easy to find:
However, there also are some corresponding preference in Firefox that need to be set.
I posted some steps in an old thread, but that needs to be re-tested and updated for the new way that about:config works, so this is not a currently confirmed step-by-step: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1261833 (not sure how soon i can test it).
When I try to download https://redirector.gvt1.com/edgedl/widevine-cdm/4.10.1582.2-win-x64.zip I get a server not found error:
"Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.
We can’t connect to the server at redirector.gvt1.com."
Download won't work in a download manager either.
Hmm, when I click the "redirector" link, the server sends back this new link and then Firefox shows the download (Open/Save/Cancel) dialog:
They are both on gvt1.com so maybe something on your system is blocking access to that server?
If we assume it is a DNS problem -- DNS is the system used for finding server addresses -- you could try DNS over HTTPS to bypass your current DNS service.
If that would violate the rules of your environment -- office/workplace, school/campus, or parental controls -- then you might not want to try this.
More info: Firefox DNS-over-HTTPS