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Youtube app don't work video format is not supported, adobe flash player is missing

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Hi.

Sorry if my question is not relevant, but I have to ask.

I would like to buy a Firefox OS mobile (ZTE Open), but before I do so, I'm testing Firefox OS using the Firefox OS Simulator. I love it so far, but I have a problem. I can't watch youtube videos. When I want to play a youtube video using the youtube app, a message pops up

"Video cannot be played either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported"

And also I was tried to play flash videos on websites listed in TV category but I could not play any because adobe flash player is missing, if I want to install it, a message pops up, Firefox OS is not supported by adobe flash.

So my problem is that, I can't play any flash content anywhere using Firefox OS Simulator.

My question is that, is this a real problem at present with youtube video (and flash) support in Firefox OS or only appear in Simulator?

Thanks for your time.

ddabrahim

Hi. Sorry if my question is not relevant, but I have to ask. I would like to buy a Firefox OS mobile (ZTE Open), but before I do so, I'm testing Firefox OS using the Firefox OS Simulator. I love it so far, but I have a problem. I can't watch youtube videos. When I want to play a youtube video using the youtube app, a message pops up "Video cannot be played either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported" And also I was tried to play flash videos on websites listed in TV category but I could not play any because adobe flash player is missing, if I want to install it, a message pops up, Firefox OS is not supported by adobe flash. So my problem is that, I can't play any flash content anywhere using Firefox OS Simulator. My question is that, is this a real problem at present with youtube video (and flash) support in Firefox OS or only appear in Simulator? Thanks for your time. ddabrahim

Chosen solution

The problem solved with youtube videos :)

For some reason, Youtube videos don't play in mobile format, as the message says "format is not supported". To solve this problem, we need to switch to desktop mode on the bottom on the left side menu and the videos start playing. Of course in Desktop mode the resolution is too big for the mobile screen, so we need to switch to full screen. Would be nice if someone who using a Firefox OS mobile, could confirm that if this desktop switch is necessary (or works) in a real device too or only in simulator.

But even more interesting, this method also works without the actual youtube app. If we switch to Desktop mode, the youtube videos can be played straight inside the browser without need to install the youtube app. When we start a video, it says only for a second, wee need to install adobe flash plugin, but after a second the video start playing anyway XD. I'm really can't decide if it a glitch with the simulator or what. But flash videos works only on youtube this way, on other sites flash videos don't play.

So if anybody is here who own a real firefox device or anybody from the development team, would be great if can be confirmed if we can play youtube and\or any flash content in Firefox OS or don't.

Probably I'm going to buy a ZTE Open anyway as I'm using the simulator more, I like it more, but would be great to know what is the situation with flash and youtube on real devices.

Thanks.

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Chosen Solution

The problem solved with youtube videos :)

For some reason, Youtube videos don't play in mobile format, as the message says "format is not supported". To solve this problem, we need to switch to desktop mode on the bottom on the left side menu and the videos start playing. Of course in Desktop mode the resolution is too big for the mobile screen, so we need to switch to full screen. Would be nice if someone who using a Firefox OS mobile, could confirm that if this desktop switch is necessary (or works) in a real device too or only in simulator.

But even more interesting, this method also works without the actual youtube app. If we switch to Desktop mode, the youtube videos can be played straight inside the browser without need to install the youtube app. When we start a video, it says only for a second, wee need to install adobe flash plugin, but after a second the video start playing anyway XD. I'm really can't decide if it a glitch with the simulator or what. But flash videos works only on youtube this way, on other sites flash videos don't play.

So if anybody is here who own a real firefox device or anybody from the development team, would be great if can be confirmed if we can play youtube and\or any flash content in Firefox OS or don't.

Probably I'm going to buy a ZTE Open anyway as I'm using the simulator more, I like it more, but would be great to know what is the situation with flash and youtube on real devices.

Thanks.

The problem solved with youtube videos :) For some reason, Youtube videos don't play in mobile format, as the message says "format is not supported". To solve this problem, we need to switch to desktop mode on the bottom on the left side menu and the videos start playing. Of course in Desktop mode the resolution is too big for the mobile screen, so we need to switch to full screen. Would be nice if someone who using a Firefox OS mobile, could confirm that if this desktop switch is necessary (or works) in a real device too or only in simulator. But even more interesting, this method also works without the actual youtube app. If we switch to Desktop mode, the youtube videos can be played straight inside the browser without need to install the youtube app. When we start a video, it says only for a second, wee need to install adobe flash plugin, but after a second the video start playing anyway XD. I'm really can't decide if it a glitch with the simulator or what. But flash videos works only on youtube this way, on other sites flash videos don't play. So if anybody is here who own a real firefox device or anybody from the development team, would be great if can be confirmed if we can play youtube and\or any flash content in Firefox OS or don't. Probably I'm going to buy a ZTE Open anyway as I'm using the simulator more, I like it more, but would be great to know what is the situation with flash and youtube on real devices. Thanks.