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videos blank in landscape

Hi, I have been watching YouTube videos on firefox android and have been clicking ful screen and landscape has been fine. Then over night a few days ago, it stopped. Wh… (read more)

Hi,

I have been watching YouTube videos on firefox android and have been clicking ful screen and landscape has been fine. Then over night a few days ago, it stopped. When I turn the phone to landscape, the video sound is playing but the video is blank, with no picture. It is fine in normal portrait just not when I click full screen when it was working.

I've cleared the cache and history, I've even unistalled Firefox and reinstalled it twice, once from the play store and once as the apk but to no avail. I have also disabled adons, tried the picture to picture, and autoplay but nothing works.

Any help to rectify and return my viewing would be appreciated.

Asked by JT Noor 8 months ago

Last reply by Chris Peterson 7 months ago

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Full screen mode bug

When attempting to enter full screen mode on Firefox for Android, and to get into landscape mode, the browser appears to crash, keeps audio playing, and "entering full sc… (read more)

When attempting to enter full screen mode on Firefox for Android, and to get into landscape mode, the browser appears to crash, keeps audio playing, and "entering full screen mode" dialogue pops up. Have to open Firefox again, and can only be viewed in landscape mode while session is continued. To return to non-landscape mode, the app needs to be force stopped, otherwise you only get to see the left one third side of any web page you navigate to. Seems to have started with most recent update. Is there any way to fix?

Asked by fartnakker 1 year ago

Last reply by daniel278 1 year ago

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Firefox 112.1.0 on Android stopped playing YouTube in background.

Version 112.1.0 does not show media control when playing YouTube and stops playing in the background. For example, with DTUBE playback, media control is present and backg… (read more)

Version 112.1.0 does not show media control when playing YouTube and stops playing in the background. For example, with DTUBE playback, media control is present and background playback works as before. I activated the "video background playback fix" add-on, but it didn't help. On iOS, the version 112.1.0 has no issue with playing in background. What is the problem with Android?

Asked by YDUBINSKY 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox Android: Youtube can't play full screen in landscape mode

Dear friends, My mobile phone is OnePlus 8 Pro. ColorOS 13.0/Android 13. Firefox ver 111.1.1. I like playing YouTube video in floating windows over other apps as shown … (read more)

Dear friends,

My mobile phone is OnePlus 8 Pro. ColorOS 13.0/Android 13. Firefox ver 111.1.1.

I like playing YouTube video in floating windows over other apps as shown in 1st pic. Therefore I can open other app on phone while still watching video.

Here is my trick: Step 1: access m.youtube.com in browser then play a video. Step 2: Tap the full screen button (the square in bottom-right corner of the video screen ). The video screen enlarges and rotates from portrait to landscape full screen mode. Step 3: Use 3-button navigation. tap 'Home' button then mobile phone go to home page with the YouTube video displaying in a small window over other apps. The browser could be firefox or chrome. Both works fine for me for years. I prefer firefox.

However since last week, I can't play this trick in firefox. Chrome still works fine.

In firefox, the weird thing happened in step 2: after tapping the full screen button, the video displayed in portrait mode. It didn't rotate to landscape full screen mode. Please refer to pic 2.

Anyone has idea how to fix this? Many many thanks!

Asked by daniel.zhouyu 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Background Tabs automatically closing.

Hello, I choose to use FireFox when viewing video content. Only I have this persistent issue when I'm watching/listening a video/podcast and I need to goto a different… (read more)

Hello,

I choose to use FireFox when viewing video content. Only I have this persistent issue when I'm watching/listening a video/podcast and I need to goto a different Tab/Page or use an App or perform a different task, when I return to the tab with paused video it will reload and then the video page will refresh or re-open back to the video list/menu. This causes me to lose my position in the timeline and must find my place again manually. I've noticed this happens after a certain amount of time has passed, not much though, like 60 seconds or so, maybe more. This is frustrating and time consuming and I've noticed this doesn't occur in many chromium based browsers. That said, I strive to avoid google altogether and would rather stick it out with Firefox.

Thank you for reading my question, any advice is appreciated.

113.1.0 (Build #2015950737), 52a200d213+ GV: 113.0.1-20230511191846 AS: 97.4.1 2023-05-15T18:19:10.974886

Asked by cj76 1 year ago

Last reply by cj76 1 year ago

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No Audio in nightly 118.0a1

Just downloaded firefox nightly, tried watching some video but i'm not getting any audio, also tried running some web audio test, no audio either. I have no audio issues… (read more)

Just downloaded firefox nightly, tried watching some video but i'm not getting any audio, also tried running some web audio test, no audio either.

I have no audio issues whatsoever in the stable version or in any other apps, only nightly.

Android version: 7.1.2

Asked by No-Name 11 months ago

Last reply by pn10eko 11 months ago

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landscape full screen mode bug still present

I just updated to 113.2.0. When viewing a YouTube video then going to full screen landscape mode it still intermittently minimises Firefox, and when I go back to you tub… (read more)

I just updated to 113.2.0. When viewing a YouTube video then going to full screen landscape mode it still intermittently minimises Firefox, and when I go back to you tube the formatting is all confused I have to close Firefox and reopen. On a Google Pixel 7 Pro phone.

Asked by dw 1 year ago

Last reply by brianr4548 11 months ago

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Firefox android won't play a video image

Hi, I'm trying to play a 360 video I think it uses html5 and webgl. In the desktop version it works perfectly, with the mouse I direct the camera and I have image and sou… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to play a 360 video I think it uses html5 and webgl. In the desktop version it works perfectly, with the mouse I direct the camera and I have image and sound.

However in the android version I only have sound, the image stays black. I connected the phone with remote debug and this is what I got:

Debug file Mozilla5 Android 13 Mobile rv109 Gecko Firefox114

To play it, I go to the website https://omegaodin.itch.io/00000 I click on "run game" and again on the little play button. Playback starts, there is audio but no picture.

In others mobile browsers as Samsung browser or Chrome, it's working.

I am very novice, but I would like to know the cause and if there is a technical solution that the developer can apply.

Thank you very much for your help.

Asked by sparkticus20 1 year ago

Last reply by sparkticus20 1 year ago

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Playing in background no longer works

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the … (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the lock screen and could be played/paused from there when open in the browser. Now, I have found no way of playing media from Firefox without having the window in focus.

I'm wondering if this was an Android change or a Firefox change that broke Android detecting media playing in Firefox, and whether this is/was intended, a known issue, or a bug?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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VR interaction not working

hi, i visit Web that contains VR. The gyroscope seems work but i can't control the vr like click, even move. The screen is also back to portrait eventho i change it to la… (read more)

hi, i visit Web that contains VR. The gyroscope seems work but i can't control the vr like click, even move. The screen is also back to portrait eventho i change it to landscape.

Any help? I use firefox for android and my domain already https.

Asked by daniah0103 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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youtube full screen auto-rotation

Before recent firefox updates, youtube videos were automatically rotated in full screen mode. But now youtube videos are not auto-rotated in full screen mode. I've just w… (read more)

Before recent firefox updates, youtube videos were automatically rotated in full screen mode. But now youtube videos are not auto-rotated in full screen mode. I've just wondered if you could solve this problem. Thank you.

cf. I'm using "video background play fix" add-on.

Asked by cardiacsmile 1 year ago

Last reply by langston.amadi 1 year ago

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Video Features Not Working (Fullscreen, picture in picture, notification panel control)

I have the latest version of Android 13 and Firefox up to date on my phone, but there's been some weird behavior when playing videos as of late. Videos refuse to properly… (read more)

I have the latest version of Android 13 and Firefox up to date on my phone, but there's been some weird behavior when playing videos as of late. Videos refuse to properly go fullscreen now. When I tap the fullscreen button, the video moves to the center of the screen but stays in portrait orientation, which is obviously not what I want. In addition, picture-in-picture is not working at all, and the notification control panel (that lets you pause and play minimized videos from the notification) is not appearing even though notifications are not disabled for Firefox. Videos still play, but almost none of the features for them are working. What is going on? Can anyone help?

Asked by Emerson 1 year ago

Last reply by gokay_ozakturk 1 year ago

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Double captions on Firefox for Android YouTube

On my Android 12 Motorola phone watching YouTube on Firefox for Android, I am seeing captions/subtitles both on the YouTube screen and separate from the YouTube screen ov… (read more)

On my Android 12 Motorola phone watching YouTube on Firefox for Android, I am seeing captions/subtitles both on the YouTube screen and separate from the YouTube screen overlaying the page. I do not have a caption add-on. I can turn the YouTube screen captions on and off using YouTube Payback Settings, but I cannot see how or where to turn off the captions overlaying (see screenshot) the YouTube web page/Firefox for Android app. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by mitch.lester 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Hide purple notch

I have a Xiaomi phone with resolution 2400x1080 use Firefox on it. And I have annoying issue with YouTube and other video players. Is there is a way how can I hide notch … (read more)

I have a Xiaomi phone with resolution 2400x1080 use Firefox on it. And I have annoying issue with YouTube and other video players. Is there is a way how can I hide notch in full-screen video mode? I can do it in setting, but it works only for vertical orientation. Please look at my attached images to understand what I meant.

Asked by Володимир 7 months ago

Last reply by Noah Daniel 7 months ago

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Video playing in background stops after 5 minutes

Steps to reproduce: Have "Video Background Playback Fix" addon installed Open a video on Youtube Lock phone (video keeps playing) Wait ~5 minute… (read more)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Have "Video Background Playback Fix" addon installed
  2. Open a video on Youtube
  3. Lock phone (video keeps playing)
  4. Wait ~5 minutes

Actual results:

  1. Video stops playing after ~5 minutes
  2. Unlocking the phone resumes video

Tried rebooting phone and reinstalling the VBPF addon, also tried reinstalling Firefox, these did not fix the problem.

Expected results:

  1. Video should keep playing in background

In addition to the above, playback controls are no longer shown for Youtube in the notification area. They still work for other media, eg. Soundcloud.

This used to work for me in the past few years. Phone is on Android 10, I have not updated it or changed any settings recently.

(Reported as https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1827045 , but maybe this is not a bug but a hidden setting somewhere that I accidentally changed?)

Asked by gkulcsar 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago