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Firefox 28 no longer seems to play well with Youtube. Is there a fix?

Hey all. As some of you may know from some older questions, I have two machines. One a Windows XP desktop running Firefox 28, as it was the last version I knew that suppo… (read more)

Hey all.

As some of you may know from some older questions, I have two machines. One a Windows XP desktop running Firefox 28, as it was the last version I knew that supported Windows XP, and the other a Windows 10 Laptop that is on the current version of Firefox.

Sadly, my post is about the XP version of Firefox tonight. Please don't judge. The computer still runs, so I haven't seen a reason to get rid of it, and I split my time between the two machines.

I'll get right to the point. Up till tonight, Version 28 on Windows XP had worked perfectly with Youtube— Or at least as near to it as the old machine could get— as it typically played every video more or less with no issues via the HTML5 video player that Youtube supposedly uses. However tonight, I have been getting very hit or miss responses on youtube, as the HTML5 player does not always come up, and when it does not, I get an image of static with text saying that my browser is not recognizing any of the available formats. When I check youtube.com/html5, it is showing that it recognizes some of the formats— apparently only two so far, and HTML5 itself isn't even listed among them, though there is a checked box saying that the HTML5 player is used when possible— so I'm just wondering, what the hell happened here? As I said, Up till basically last night, everything worked more or less fine on Youtube, with there being only a handful of times the issue of a video format not being recognized came up. In fact Firefox 28 is still somehow pulling up the classic version of youtube, rather than the new version, which I have no explanation for.

Did Youtube stop supporting HTML5 in favor of a new video format, or is something else going on here?

If there is a later version of Firefox that still worked for Windows XP ( I think I remember someone suggesting that 43 would work, but half of the extensions no longer seem to exist for it that I use, including classic theme restorer— though I think someone at waterfox said they may have archived that extension, however I have no idea how to access or use archived extensions— but any port in a storm at this stage) that supports whatever Youtube is using, that would be welcome information, despite my attachment to version 28. Hell, if I could make sense out of how to set up multiple profiles for Firefox, I'd run the classic 28 and whatever later version might run with whatever Youtube is doing so I wouldn't have to give up my preferred version on this old machine. Again though, sometimes the HTML5 player works, and sometimes it doesn't. So I dunno what the issue is here and if there's a fix I can find for Firefox 28, as it is the last version I knew worked for the older machine.

Thankfully, this issue doesn't come up on the Windows 10 laptop, so this is not repeating itself there, Thankfully. But is there a way to fix this, or am I just stuck with considering Youtube a partial, if not complete loss on the XP machine? It's one of only three sites I even still use the browser for. The other two being fanfiction.net and wikipedia.org

And if there IS a later version of Firefox that still actually works with XP, does anyone have a basic 'here's how even an idiot can fix it so you can run two versions on the same machine' explanation of how to set that up? I am NOT a technical person, and going into excessive detail does me no favors. I just need simple, point by point instructions that are, in effect such that a three year old could read and understand them if there is a way to have two versions of the program running.

Though this does also make me wonder if I can install the browser in my second internal hard drive rather than the primary C drive and still have it work properly.

Anyway, sorry for the rambling. If anyone could help me address these issues, that would be much appreciated. :)

Asked by Marc7 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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channel 4 blank (black) screen

Firefox Version 63.0 (64-bit) Home build PC, 480GB SSD, 2 x 2TB HD's, 8GB Ram. I have had problems with streaming Channel 4 TV UK for many years. I could only get it to w… (read more)

Firefox Version 63.0 (64-bit) Home build PC, 480GB SSD, 2 x 2TB HD's, 8GB Ram.

I have had problems with streaming Channel 4 TV UK for many years. I could only get it to work on Windows. Recently I have Dumped Window 10 - so slow - updates take all day. I now am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (using Linux since 2009)

Channel 4 say they Do Not support Linux ?

I have tried to install Adobe Flash Player, but does not seam to work or download. On Ch 4 web page I pressed Allow, but say that I should install Flash Player !

Please could anyone advice me what I can do, or what I have done wrong.

Regards, Richard.

Asked by Rich_42 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do you get rid of all types of auto completion when typing in an address in the address bar?

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra … (read more)

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra search field in the top part of the browser, and if I go to customize, and remove it, it just changes the setting back to "Use the address bar for search and navigation".

I've already disabled the default search engine: "Provide search suggestions", and Address Bar: "Browsing history", "Bookmarks", and "Open tabs" options.

I want to be able to type an address in the address bar, without having any kind of auto completion options, but right now when I try to type and address like google for example, it still shows two lines with visit and search options, and it says "search for google with:", then shows icons for a bunch of different search engines.

I used to use firefox but stopped using it a while ago when they made ridiculous changes to it, and I'd like to use it again, but I don't know how to disable the address bar auto completion settings completely. Is there a way to fix that? Thanks.

Asked by ip02 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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All video besides youtube is not playing

The only video that will play is youtube. All others, Fox News, Townhall, Amazon [on product page, not Prime video], etc, do not play. I have done all that is available… (read more)

The only video that will play is youtube. All others, Fox News, Townhall, Amazon [on product page, not Prime video], etc, do not play. I have done all that is available in the help section, none of it worked. Error "invalid mime type" From CBS OS - Windows XP SP3 Firefox ESR 52.9.0 (32-bit)

Asked by yagar 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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How do I restore accidentally deleted passwords in Firefox 52 with Windows XP?

I accidentally deleted all my saved passwords in Firefox while intending to delete only one password. I have Firefox version 52, with Windows XP. All of the solutions I h… (read more)

I accidentally deleted all my saved passwords in Firefox while intending to delete only one password.

I have Firefox version 52, with Windows XP. All of the solutions I have found online so far only apply to later versions of Windows (7 and beyond). I understand that my logins.json file is the one which needs to be restored to its earlier condition, but I cannot find any way to do this in Windows XP.

Immediate help requested. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Asked by DaveSteve 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Width of the tabs doesn't stay the same on FF70

The more tabs I open, the narrower they are to fit in window, right? Right. But it used to work the way that when I close multiple of them, they stayed the same size for … (read more)

The more tabs I open, the narrower they are to fit in window, right? Right.

But it used to work the way that when I close multiple of them, they stayed the same size for a second or so which meant closing multiple of them in a row was much easier (just click in the same place multiple times), right?

Well, it used to (work that way) because it doesn't anymore. Tabs are resizing instantly which is annoying. Here's my question: is there a setting in about:config that got resetted or something or FF70 doesn't have this function anymore? Thanks!

Asked by wvs 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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How can I throttle firefox?

I have trouble accessing a certain app via the internet. When I point firefox to it there are many files downloaded and many MBytes. The app partially loads then hangs a… (read more)

I have trouble accessing a certain app via the internet. When I point firefox to it there are many files downloaded and many MBytes. The app partially loads then hangs and does not do anything more. I have already spent a huge amount of time trying to troubleshoot and have ruled out the usual kind of trouble such as memory issues etc. I have followed many support articles on this mozilla website.

By looking at technical info and logs I see that firefox sends out many HTTP requests rapidly. Sends many out before receiving a response to one. I think what happens is there are so many responses coming rapidly from the servers that some get dropped in the local internet due to limits on the amount of traffic (congestion). My local internet is known to have limitations.

So I want to try throttling firefox, that is make it send out HTTP requests slowly or wait for a reply before sending the next request. How can I do that?

Again I want to emphasize I have already pursued many tips on this mozilla website so you don't need to suggest any of those.

Asked by Ayrehead 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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addons no longer available

Hi: I am trying to decide do I just totally give up on Firefox after all these years and move to Chrome or is there some logical path for addons planned/in process that … (read more)

Hi: I am trying to decide do I just totally give up on Firefox after all these years and move to Chrome or is there some logical path for addons planned/in process that I do not know about.

It is like Firefox Management Team/Committee team made this technical decision with little understanding on the impact to the developers that had put in hard yards for years, or users who had been using these addons. I am at a loss when I try to understand why would they jeopardise so much.

Since Firefox went to that "new firefox", sorry I dont know the technical lingo, most of the addons I use became unavailable. I have since written to each developer to ask, will they be upgrading their addon and the answer is NO. So basically Firefox is only useful to me if

  • I stay in the old version on Mac Sierra OSX (55.0.3).
  • For the new windows 10 brand new laptop I tried also to create using the new Firefox and it was very unsuccessful as there are no addons even close to what I was using.

For the Cookies controller there are some close but nothing as good as this addon in terms of how I used it -- manually removed cookies.

On my Mac Firefox 55.0.3, I have the following addons (all these have the LEGACY yellow highlight tag in the list)

1 Cookie Controller

2 Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar

3 Session Manager

4 New Add On Bar

5 Add Bookmarks Here

6 Change Bookmark Recent Folder List Length

7 Open Bookmarks in New Tab

8 Download Status Bar

9 AutoPin Tab

10 Close Tab Button

11 Tab Open/Close Control

12 and uBlock Origin I cannot update as it says on its webpage, with this technical change, it is not supported, so not upgrade it.

Any practical advice?

Asked by OnTheSea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How i can download old extensions ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saveall removed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/mozilla-archive-format/ removed so how i can download first… (read more)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saveall removed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/mozilla-archive-format/ removed


so how i can download first two addons ? i can't find it anywhere

thank

Asked by hongducwb 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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lost video capability, old processor, can't go above FF ver 48, flash 29 blocked by FF, how do I unblock it.

I'm running an old AMD P4 equivalent that doesn't have the SSEE capability I think it's called so I can't upgrade above firefox 48.0.2 which I have. I only use it for web… (read more)

I'm running an old AMD P4 equivalent that doesn't have the SSEE capability I think it's called so I can't upgrade above firefox 48.0.2 which I have. I only use it for web search but occasionally I like to browse youtube but now I can't as I can only go up to flash player 29 and firefox blocks it. I got around it once by uninstalling flash and firefox then re-installing both, but that doesn't work now. Can you help? I'm not worried about security issues on this machine as it's for leisure only with no personal/sensitive data on it.

Thank you in advance

Jim

Asked by JimParker 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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how to troubleshoot the firefox gpsd geolocation?

I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does… (read more)

I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does not use gpsd for geolocation. I did verify, that gpsd is up and running correctly. How can I troubleshoot the geolocation issue?

Asked by shpenat 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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addons.mozilla.org needs an override for installing incompatible addons

There is a major issue regarding the addons.mozilla.org method of addon compatibility checking. The problem is that when a addon is detected as incompatible based on vers… (read more)

There is a major issue regarding the addons.mozilla.org method of addon compatibility checking. The problem is that when a addon is detected as incompatible based on version number it becomes impossible to attempt to install it even if the add on it's self is compatible.

The example I am going to use here are unofficial forks of firefox that support both web extensions and npapi plugins. Because some of these forks use quantum version numbers it disables the ability to install the npapi legacy addons (which are still fully compatible)

It is IMPERATIVE that advanced users are provided with an INSTALL ANYWAY button because frankly its a bit stupid and completely broken to prevent advanced users from installing an add on just because of a version number mismatch.

This needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed yesterday.

I included a image displaying a mockup of how I expect the site to behave instead of simply disabling the addon

Asked by Mike_Loeven 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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How to run with safety a Java certified web based applet

I want to run with safety a Java certified web based applet. It's a Java game which it's certified. I have the latest Java version. I downloaded 52.9 ESR Firefox which t… (read more)

I want to run with safety a Java certified web based applet. It's a Java game which it's certified. I have the latest Java version. I downloaded 52.9 ESR Firefox which there is a problem with it https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1235246#answer-1158505 , and I have noscript and https everywhere except from antivirus. Is it possible while playing, another script which does not belong to game to run?

Asked by johncfire 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to stop sites from changing the behaviour of keys?

In some sites, I can't use arrow keys or pgup pgdown to scroll or f5 to refresh, which is very annoying. Disabling javascript does make the keys work again but breaks the… (read more)

In some sites, I can't use arrow keys or pgup pgdown to scroll or f5 to refresh, which is very annoying. Disabling javascript does make the keys work again but breaks the sites. Is there a way to block the javascript thing that mess with the keys or force the browser standard key behaviour?

Asked by FakeName 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox is no longer capable of doing many of the things that made it great

I know the support forum isn't the best place for this, but I really don't know how else to get people's thoughts on this. I get the impression the Devs have no idea how … (read more)

I know the support forum isn't the best place for this, but I really don't know how else to get people's thoughts on this. I get the impression the Devs have no idea how or why some people use Firefox.

I've been using Firefox on and off before it was even at version 1.0. When I started working at a big company in 2008 with a locked-down IT policy, Firefox had me 100% covered, and did everything I could ever dream of wanting it to do.

In the last year or two, key features that always made it a winner have slowly been disappearing, and now it has gotten to the point that it is actually barely any better than IE11, and no different than Chrome. Why? Big reason is now addons don't work, or can't work the way they used to/need to, but it goes beyond that.

1. I can no longer have my homepage open, when I load a new tab. This is absolutely mind boggling, even internet explorer can do that! NOTE: My homepage is a webpage saved on my harddrive that I made that gives me quick access to everything I need to do for work. I used to be able to load it natively, then it became something that required an add-on, and now it is completely broken, and impossible to do.

2. Devs clearly don't understand the concept of a PROXY. Lots of people (i.e. in corporate environments) have everything go through a proxy. I can't even use the firefox installer anymore (as I discovered yesterday) because it requires a direct connection to the internet.

3. Speaking of Proxy issues, when I open firefox, it immediately needs to connect to the internet, resulting in proxy authentication pop-ups. These used to be Auto-accepted with the addon AUTO-AUTH, however with the new web API crap this apparently isn't possible. There are settings in firefox that are supposed to auto-accept proxy-logins, but they don't work. So - I'm stuck hitting enter every single time I open the bloody program. There is no way to delay or stop firefox from automatically trying to connect to the internet which is also stupid.

4. I could go on, but what's the point... the Devs don't care. Time to go back to FF v51 or whatever version it was before things went so wrong and hang on to that, with my windows 7 installation. Sigh.

Asked by Jesse 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account.

I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account, i can access it via other web browsers. Can anyone offer… (read more)

I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account, i can access it via other web browsers. Can anyone offer any help as to what the problem might be?

Asked by kathr 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago