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Videos not loading on reddit.

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I have firefox 82.0.3 and videos on reddit are not loading, well embeded youtube ones are, just not the ones hosted by reddit I believe. The screen just stays blank. I tried this from as well as before anyone says its a setting or an extension, I was doing a clean install of ubuntu and loaded firefox. no extensions, just the default settings. I installed brave browser and it works in brave just fine.

I also have linux mint with firefox 77.0.1 on another computer and it works fine (and that computer has a bunch of extentions as well as a bunch of privacy tweaks in the about:config (the ones listed on

I also loaded firefox in safe mode and deleted the prefs.js file. none of that worked. I also changed the preference to load play video play audio. didnt work. It seems also gyfycat videos load too.

any suggestions?

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Make sure you have the latest FFmpeg and libavcodec packages installed.

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See if there are updates for your graphics drivers

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Make sure you have the latest FFmpeg and libavcodec packages installed.


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So yea thanks guys, it was not having the FFmpeg installed. I did sudo apt install ffmpeg

and that worked! thanks


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