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Youtube does not work well in Firefox

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently … (read more)

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently in the use of the page the information and interface displayed is that of someone who does not log in, for Therefore, you cannot comment, you cannot save videos in lists, it is a problem that makes me no longer use Firefox but I want to use it again.

I have tested this on other computers and the problem is the same.

What is happening?

Thanks

Asked by Ikiam 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Youtube videos stutter, lag, or freeze when putting them on 1080p/720 60fps.

Hello there to anyone who can help me with this problem that I'm having right now. Yesterday while watching and going through the videos on youtube, while watching a vide… (read more)

Hello there to anyone who can help me with this problem that I'm having right now. Yesterday while watching and going through the videos on youtube, while watching a video, it suddenly started to lag and not move as smoothly much as before when I have on a higher quality like in 1080p 60fps or 720p60fps.

This has happen to me a couple times before when I couldn't find a way to fix it like when my my laptop was acting stupid and was resetting itself and showing a blue screen when it happen and had someone help me take it to the store and have it fixed and the reset my laptop or something and had to go redownload Firefox and I think the problem stopped working.


Yesterday and today I tried searching and looking up how to fix this and find answers that tell me to go to the about:config and change somethings to false or true whatever and it still has this problem. I hope changing it to whatever doesn't mess it up anything even more.

I thought I had to go update Windows or something since recently a couple of times the youtube videos get stuttery and not move as smoothly at times. I can't remember much this one but I either just close Firefox to hopefully that it goes back to normal or I have to update Windows to restart my laptop and it works and it goes back to normal.

But this time when I did all that and I try to update Windows from my laptop it was doing what it does updating installing or downloading yesterday. The problem is still there and the videos on youtube are still stuttering. And I try to see if there were more things to update there was nothing there and says its up to date.

I linked a video that has a 60fps option on a another browser Microsoft Edge to see if it works from there and video when putting it on 60fps works fine there. So this must be a Firefox problem or something.

So if anyone can help me with this problem. Please tell if there's anything else I can do to get these videos on youtube to work on Firefox in 60fps and hopefully can try to easily fix this and hope its nothing complicated to do. Or if there is a bug or something that's making these videos stuttering and everything please try to fix this problem that's going with me right now. Cause i don't want to have to deal with problem I had before again forever and/or if its permanent.

Hopefully maybe the next update for Firefox might fix this problem I have from these youtube videos, but I don't know. Whenever an update for Firefox happens sometimes, the videos on youtube start to stutter and not move as smoothly with putting it on 60fps and have this problem again.

Thank you if anyone has the time to look at this and hopefully someone can get me the answer to finally fix these videos that are freezing stuttering and stuff there.

Asked by buggasep17 2 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 month ago

YouTube videos take a long time to load!

Hello, as described in the topic, YouTube videos always take 15-20 seconds (sometimes longer) to start. It's not because of my internet because with Chrome and Edge they … (read more)

Hello, as described in the topic, YouTube videos always take 15-20 seconds (sometimes longer) to start. It's not because of my internet because with Chrome and Edge they start immediately. I also cleaned up Firefox and then it ran 1 day better and then worse again. What can I do now to fix this problem?

Thank you!

Asked by leckmirdiepoperze 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Extremely high CPU usage while playing video (youtube)

Firefox become hopelessly show to play even 480p videos from youtube 90% CPU usage while playing 720p video from youtube freezing randomly. (same issue on other notebook… (read more)

Firefox become hopelessly show to play even 480p videos from youtube 90% CPU usage while playing 720p video from youtube freezing randomly. (same issue on other notebooks, so I have a strong feeling it is not a hardware/notebook related issue) Hardware:

  • CPU: i7-6500U
  • RAM: 8GB / DDR3
  • Video: Intel HD graphics
  • Memory usage never runs above 60%

OS: doesn't matter, experiencing same issue on windows 7/10 and linux.

to compare, same video 1080p/60Hz played with:

  • brave/chromium ~30..35% cpu
  • mpv playing same video directly from youtube ~ 19..25% cpu
  • Firefox - constantly freezing, youtube autmatically switching from 1080p to 720p, then to 480p, playing 480p @ 60..90% cpu usage

I have tried everything from this forum and from others - nothing helped.

And finally, last nail in a coffin - even my very old notebook Core2duo with 2GB ram playing 720p videos with brave browser without issues while firefox struggling to play 480p, constantly freezing and making notebook fan run like crazy.

Firefox is literally forcing me to use other browser.

Asked by George Eliozov 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

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youtube loads in at 280%

Every time I go to YouTube website it loads in at 280%. Very annoying. Just started and I don't know where to begin. When I click on the 280% in the bar it instantly goes… (read more)

Every time I go to YouTube website it loads in at 280%. Very annoying. Just started and I don't know where to begin. When I click on the 280% in the bar it instantly goes to normal view. Restarted my computer with no results.

Asked by jarekorn 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (read more)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate 12 months ago

Last reply by jahinson2002 10 months ago

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Can't login to YouTube, Error 405

Hello. I am having the same issue as another user, but they flagged their question as solved so I'm making a new one just in case. I can't login properly to YouTube, only… (read more)

Hello. I am having the same issue as another user, but they flagged their question as solved so I'm making a new one just in case.

I can't login properly to YouTube, only in Firefox, even after clearing cache and cookies and disabling add-ons/running safe mode. I can login to my Google account, view my playlists and recommended videos (although the main page with recommendations only shows 5 lines of videos and when scrolling further is not loading). I can't make any edits, for example add videos to the "Watch Later" playlist, that require a login. When I click login, Google shows the 405 error "The request method GET is inappropriate for the URL /youtubei/v1/browse/edit_playlist. That’s all we know." or with other URL, depending on the action taken.

What can I do? Thank you.

Asked by yana k 1 year ago

Last reply by sites 1 year ago

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weird bug or my firefox got hacked?

A week ago installed fresh win 10, downloaded Firefox, logged in my firefox account. got my bookmarks, password and other good stuff synced in and at some point i recogni… (read more)

A week ago installed fresh win 10, downloaded Firefox, logged in my firefox account. got my bookmarks, password and other good stuff synced in and at some point i recognized that my Youtube dosen't work right(issue exist only in Firefox, only on 1 PC)so here is a deal: I log in my google accout, open youtube page, it shows my subscriptions, recomended, playlist and other stuff except notifications, and if i like a video it dosen't add to "liked videos" playlist, in fact i can't manage any playlists at all and if i update a page it shows that i'm no longer loged in and i can't log out ither because page dosen't look like it should(simply not showing UI for account managment, only "dark theme","language" and other crap related to page) in Opera and even Edge everything works like intended. I used win. defender and other anti-virus soft to scan my PC - found nothing, there is no addons or anything like that, i completly removed evrything Mozila related and instaled it back - dosen't fix anything.

Asked by Aleksey 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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V79.0 won't run YouTube Videos

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thu… (read more)

Just installed the update to v79 (64 bit) on Win 10 v2004 (64 bit). I when Firefox reopened, I went to YouTube to watch a video and play would not work. You get the "thumbnail" pic of video and then the screen goes black and an error message appears saying the video cannot be played. I turned off the Hardware Accelerator, rebooted, same issue. Restarted in Safe Mode, same issue. Updated all Plug-Ins and Extensions, same problem. I can play YouTube videos in Chrome and Edge without issues.

Asked by Aaron A. 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Recent upgrades broke gmail and audio for Amazon Prime video

Recent updates are causing problmes with gmail and video sound. Using URL https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox I keep seeing a not connected, trying again message. Cl… (read more)

Recent updates are causing problmes with gmail and video sound.

Using URL https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox I keep seeing a not connected, trying again message. Closed tab and opened new one with same URL and just get blank white screen. Works fine on Chrome.

Sound does not work on Youtube or Amazon Prime video sometimes. Reopen same URL in Chrome and all is good again.

BTW, it would be useful if Firefox browser upgrades could be skipped. Sometimes one needs to open a browser in a hurry but no can do because Upgrades seem they are going to upgrade, user wishes dismissed. Maybe updates would be a better word than upgrades. Not as bad a Windows but y'all don't want to be like them, do ya? They are the McDonald's of software, they sell a lot of it but it ain't very good.

Thanks for letting me whine. I will go back to my safe space now...

Asked by jvh24521 1 year ago

Last reply by gumper 1 year ago

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New Tab - Previous Tab Audio Delay/Stutter

On 77.0. Noticed that after last update, opening a new tab with audio on the previous tab (such as a YouTube video playing) causes the audio to pause/stutter each time a … (read more)

On 77.0.

Noticed that after last update, opening a new tab with audio on the previous tab (such as a YouTube video playing) causes the audio to pause/stutter each time a new tab is opened.

No other changes to this system, and good amount of resources available in each test. Would be great if someone could quickly repro. (I am not discounting a machine-specific cause yet.)

Asked by robtoe 1 year ago

Last reply by reanimate 1 year ago

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Youtube on firefox

Since yesterday, youtube videos on firefox don't load, they work on other browsers I have tried, turning hardware acceleration on/off made no difference, any ideas? … (read more)

Since yesterday, youtube videos on firefox don't load, they work on other browsers I have tried, turning hardware acceleration on/off made no difference, any ideas?

Asked by jhansford99 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Video Scaling Awful in Firefox

I'm having a weird problem where 4k videos that are scaled down to say the normal YouTube player size look terrible, hard to find the right word to explain it, but edges … (read more)

I'm having a weird problem where 4k videos that are scaled down to say the normal YouTube player size look terrible, hard to find the right word to explain it, but edges are jagged. It improves a lot if I full screen the player to presumably closer to 4k dimensions.

Changing playback to 1080p looks better than 4k, again I'm sure it's to do with scaling.

  • I don't have this problem when testing the same videos in Internet Explorer.
  • It's not just my videos, other peoples videos are doing it to.
  • Updated to the latest version of Firefox.
  • Updated my GPU drivers (MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660).
  • Tested in Firefox safe mode and disabled/enabled hardware acceleration.

I'm running out of ideas, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by paul219 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Any Firefox versions above 73+ are slow after upgrading from 72.0.2

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.co… (read more)

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.com were really slow at loading compared to Firefox 72. CPU usage on one of my cores goes very high.

This page for example would load the main screen fairly quick then it would stall while it loads all the stock widgets on the page which it doesn't do with Firefox 72 :

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPLK

In general I've noticed an overall loading sluggishness even with simple pages like google.com etc. Just not as snappy to load.

In all cases Firefox 72 and Chrome work fast and snappy. Tried Firefox 73 and Firefox 76+ and they run awful.

When I first noticed the issue back when Firefox73 was released, I gave up and rolled back to a Firefox 72 backup and thought it was probably a bug that would be sorted later. Tried again today with Firefox 76 and I still have the same issue so I have had to roll back to Firefox 72 again.

Things I have tried that have NOT helped :

Disabled all addons/extensions Set Default Theme Disabled DNS over HTTPS Cleared cache/cookies Deleted content-prefs.sqlite Disabled hardware acceleration Tried different values for content process limit Disabled smooth scrolling

Can anyone help please or am I going to be stuck on Firefox 72 forever?

Thanks.

Asked by Laxity 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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YouTube viewing

What is going on with using YouTube on Firefox? All of a sudden, the last few days, I keep getting a yellow bar saying that there is a error with Script, Then I find out … (read more)

What is going on with using YouTube on Firefox? All of a sudden, the last few days, I keep getting a yellow bar saying that there is a error with Script, Then I find out that the current Firefox does not use Java Script.

This is very annoying, I've and tired of getting this error message every time I open or close a YouTube video. I would prefer that I be able to watch YouTube on Firefox, but I will not watch it much longer if this is what I have to put up with.

I think that if you don't want to allow Java than you provide a platform that with run YouTube without issue. I've used Firefox for sense the early 90s and you are well know for making changes that don't provide a user friendly environment every now and again. If you can't provide a error free means of watching YouTube, I will be looking for a Browser that does. Even though I hate being tracked by Google. I am sure they track my us of YouTube but at least I don't have to put up with poor viewing or have a video interrupted because of Java Script not being used.

Asked by GlennT 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox latest version is not able to play youtube videos at 1080p 60fps

Firefox latest version is not able to play youtube videos at 1080p 60fps, while the old version Firefox 56.0 plays them correctly, without blocking images or flickering. … (read more)

Firefox latest version is not able to play youtube videos at 1080p 60fps, while the old version Firefox 56.0 plays them correctly, without blocking images or flickering. The system is Windows 7 x64 updated with 8-core Intel processor and AMD HD RADEON 2gb DDR5 dual GPU video card

Asked by takkinolumacone 1 year ago

Last reply by Sebastian 1 year ago

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Videos are unclickable

I already reinstalled firefox. When I go to any site that has videos all I get is this grey screen (see picture). Its not just youtube but any site that has videos. I am … (read more)

I already reinstalled firefox. When I go to any site that has videos all I get is this grey screen (see picture). Its not just youtube but any site that has videos. I am not sure how to fix it. I am running the most up to date firefox.

Asked by lazer28 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Whilst on youtube, portion of the video is just white

when i'm trying to watch a video on youtube, about half of the video is just white (screenshot attached). Not sure if this is a feature, although I highly doubt it. Alrea… (read more)

when i'm trying to watch a video on youtube, about half of the video is just white (screenshot attached). Not sure if this is a feature, although I highly doubt it. Already tried in safe mode, and it still doesn't work properly.

Asked by Will B 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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why an i being blocked from sites using youtube?

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.youtube.com because this website requires a secure conn… (read more)

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.youtube.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.youtube.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by emohyaw 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago