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I am unable to stream tub videos and movies. Why? What do I need??

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I have thrown Time Warner out. Now I am having problems streaming online TV type thingys. Tub or any other online, internet TV will not work. Some, most will work in Google Chrome, but I really prefer Firefox. Any ideas, anyone??

A couple years ago this was no problem for Firefox. It would stream anything I plugged into it. Since the constant upgrades, the problem has gotten worse. I think the last good streaming was somewhere about level 16 (?) or so.

My primary use of my machine thingy is video work. I own and operate several channels on several different video hosting sites and do a lot of video editing, conversion and uploading. All of the software I use is open source with the exception of Cyberlink Power Director 11. I do have some Adobe products like Premier Pro CS6, but don't use it as much as Cyberlink. The rest are Vidcoder, Handbrake, AVIDemux, AVISync and others.

Modified by andythebeagle

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Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • On Windows you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • On Mac you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the option key while starting Firefox.
  • On Linux you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode (you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
  • Or open the Help menu and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.


Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode" Safe Mode Fx 15 - Win

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

Thank you.

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I recently figured out that this is related to the inability of FF to accept and work with the mms protocol used by Tub Tub. Other browsers have the problem also, but Opera readily handles it by opening Media Player. I had to assign VLC in FF and even then the only way to open something on Tub Tub was to change the protocol to http.