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How do I configure Firefox for Android to play youtube videos by itself without launching the built-in youtube application ?


I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.0.4 and Firefox 17.

Using instructions from this page ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-watch-flash-videos-firefox-android ) I installed the flash player and I can play flash videos on various websites, including youtube *IF* I enter the "desktop" version of the website.

But if I open the mobile version of the youtube website ( m.youtube... ) and I try to play a video, then the built-in youtube for android application is being launched automatically. This does not happen if I use the default android internet browser; in this case, the youtube videos are played correctly, without any unwanted redirect or application launch occurring.

I would like to know if I can configure firefox to play youtube videos by itself instead of launching the youtube application.

Thank you.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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The native Android Youtube player does a much better job of handing video playback than embeded flash in a browser.