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make vlc plugin default player for youtube videos

hi is it possible to do so ? i still having high load and memory usage from youtube only videos, i would like to vlc be the default media player in youtube thanks in adva… (read more)

hi is it possible to do so ? i still having high load and memory usage from youtube only videos, i would like to vlc be the default media player in youtube thanks in advance

Asked by Simoorish 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to prevent DOWNLOADING of video (not merely prevent autoplay) in Firefox

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific. So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand… (read more)

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific.

So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand what settings I can configure (if any) that will prevent the DOWNLOAD of video and/or large images from web sites.

For example, your basic site nowadays probably uses HTML5 and may use that vs. the old-style Flash plug-ins to embed video. And yep classic HTML links with references to image files for the images.

Back in the day you could configure a browser to ignore these references and then the browser would not even attempt to fetch the referenced image or video files. I've recently started using Firefox again, and I'm trying to learn how Firefox handles this in the HTML5 era (or rather what dumb users like me are supposed to do nowadays).

I'm noticing most of the help literature is regarding disabling settings of the auto-PLAY feature. However, due to my ignorance of modern Firefox, perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but most of it seems to involve disabling plug-ins that activate after the file is downloaded, not preventing the actual download. Similar to if I'm using Microsoft Word to view a DOCX file from a web site, uninstalling Word doesn't prevent the DOCX file from downloading. What I don't want to do is cheerfully disable the video playing while my browser still happily downloads the video in the background... because my main goal is not to avoid the annoyance of autoplay, but my goal is to conserve bandwidth on my connection.

FYI I'm using the latest version of Firefox Quantum on Manjaro Linux.

Thanks for advice anyone can provide in helping bring me into the "now" of modern Firefox, or who can point me to any further help articles or instructions to help educate me about this. If I'm over-reading and disabling auto-PLAY also inherently disables the downloading of the associated media, super, but that distinction is not obvious in any of the documentation I've seen so far.

Thanks!!

Asked by FireRabbit 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Great update today, now I can no longer use Prime or netflix

So thanks to your update today I can no longer watch videos via prime or netflix due to a Widevine.Cdm error. That's fantastic, especially as Microsoft are moving to Chro… (read more)

So thanks to your update today I can no longer watch videos via prime or netflix due to a Widevine.Cdm error.

That's fantastic, especially as Microsoft are moving to Chromium, you're really selling your service.

See I'm being totally nice. And not calling you names.

Asked by Reallypissoff 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Youtube Videos Suddenly Stops and Restarts Only in Firefox

Last night around 8pm I watched a Youtube video without a problem, closed my browser and did other things for awhile. When I got back on at about 10pm and tried to watch… (read more)

Last night around 8pm I watched a Youtube video without a problem, closed my browser and did other things for awhile. When I got back on at about 10pm and tried to watch another video the video suddenly stopped a few seconds, gave me "An error has occurred" then suddenly the video started again at the point it stopped but now there was a little bracket at the stopping/restart point (see image attachment). This wouldn't be a problem if it happened once in awhile but since last night it happens with EVERY video regardless of length or quality. In fact, sometimes it forces me to watch it on the highest quality and makes the other options unavailable. If I try to refresh it takes a LONG or simply refreshes forever. And heaven forbid I should have any other windows or tabs open when this happens because they'll suddenly stop loading or get REALLY laggy. I have no choice but to watch Youtube in IE which works surprisingly well and doesn't do any of the crap I've just described.

Everything is up-to-date. I have cleared cashe, temp files, cookies and history. I have not downloaded or installed anything in the last 24 hours. I've asked other people who use FF about this and they all say it's fine so I don't know what to do anymore.

Asked by Fyreheart 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Graphical glitches in YouTube HTML5 player

When I've been playing YouTube videos lately, I've noticed that a bunch of black boxes have been appearing over the player interface (The controls below the video) while … (read more)

When I've been playing YouTube videos lately, I've noticed that a bunch of black boxes have been appearing over the player interface (The controls below the video) while the video is playing. Unfortunately, I can't provide a good screenshot, as the boxes come and go too quickly for me to get them. This issue still occurs if I restart Firefox in safe mode. I think it started happening with Firefox 37.

Asked by aroskuski 5 years ago

Answered by aroskuski 5 years ago

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can't play videos without restarting computer

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with firefox as my browser. I"m having a problem with playing videos and have tried to use firefox help lists to no ava… (read more)

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with firefox as my browser. I"m having a problem with playing videos and have tried to use firefox help lists to no avail. If I force quit the browser and then reload it I can play about 5-6 videos but after that it just buffers and tells me to restart my computer. I have removed adobe flash player and reinstalled it. I have removed the ad blocker I had on the computer and didn't re-install it. I have tried other things that are on the internet, nothing works. Any suggestions... please

Asked by jgrainger 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox fails to load YouTube videos on refresh/re-visit

First attempt to play a video plays instantly, but clicking any video I've viewed since a cache clear or if I refresh the page, the videos load shifted to the right (no s… (read more)

First attempt to play a video plays instantly, but clicking any video I've viewed since a cache clear or if I refresh the page, the videos load shifted to the right (no sidebar video list). After a second, the sidebar loads in pushing the video to the 'normal' position, and as soon as this happens the video--that has played around 1 second--fails.

I have disabled all addons, refreshed firefox, disabled HW accel. Starting Firefox in safemode completely breaks it and I can't even navigate to a page, let alone test YouTube. I've reinstalled only 2 of the addons I had before since they're clearly not the issue.

Win10 1803, Firefox Quantum 61, Nvidia GTX 1080ti (driver WHQL 398.36)

Asked by wildcardNS 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Updated to 34.0.5 and now I cannot watch Videos on YouTube anymore. Before the update it worked just fine. Any ideas?

Macbook pro 2011 OS X 10.9.5 Addons: Ghostery Adblock YTcenter Firebug Reddit Enhancement suite Error message in YT-player: An error has occured, please try again later. … (read more)

Macbook pro 2011 OS X 10.9.5

Addons: Ghostery Adblock YTcenter Firebug Reddit Enhancement suite

Error message in YT-player: An error has occured, please try again later. Learn more.

Asked by jamafu 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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On some web sites, the player is covered by . . .

an invisible screen. Sometimes, I can remove it using Inspect Element. For example, on YouTube, the block is coded; <div id="theater-background" class="player-height"… (read more)

an invisible screen. Sometimes, I can remove it using Inspect Element. For example, on YouTube, the block is coded;

<div id="theater-background" class="player-height"></div>

After I remove the above, the block is gone. How can I get this to not be there in the first place?

Asked by FredMcD 5 years ago

Answered by user1194064 5 years ago

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Video clips won't play

Flash player is either screwed up or something else - or Firefox is blocking videos. Having experienced problems (videos just sit there or won't load at all) I've just u… (read more)

Flash player is either screwed up or something else - or Firefox is blocking videos. Having experienced problems (videos just sit there or won't load at all) I've just uninstalled Flash Player and am attempting to reinstall a new version - but it won't let me. Seemingly there's another version being loaded - but no way can I find that or know what's happening, so I'm stuck.

The whole thing stems from my inability to watch any videos on Firefox - not even YouTube, BBCi LiveLeak clips or even porn. Yesterday everything went well but today I can't even see gifs on Imgur. What the hell is happening? Why is Firefox blocking me?

Asked by Monkeys_uncle 1 year ago

Answered by Monkeys_uncle 1 year ago

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Issue with video picture/sound "sync" in Firefox 37.0.1.

So I have been using Firefox to watch various videos on my PC for a while, and never had any issues. Earlier in the week I ran into an issue with the picture on the video… (read more)

So I have been using Firefox to watch various videos on my PC for a while, and never had any issues. Earlier in the week I ran into an issue with the picture on the videos I will be watching freezing at a certain point. Usually when this occurs, the sound will continue to run, but the picture on the screen will just stay frozen. And to clarify, it is just the picture in the video that freezes, no issues with Firefox freezing. Also, it is important to note that at times the sound will hop to the end of the video (while the video continues the play at the point it was at), and I have even seen the picture freeze with the sound hopping to the end of the video.

To clarify, when the video picture freezes, there is no way (that I have found at least) to move beyond that point in the video. In essence, the video is useless after this issue pops up: something such as buffering does not solve the issue.

I noticed this issue only after my PC upgraded to Firefox 37.0.1. While I am not 100% certain the issues started after the upgrade, I am fairly certain, as I ran a video in chrome and it worked without any hitches. That led me to believe it is a Firefox issue, hence why I am asking it here. I prefer Firefox to chrome, so I hope someone can help me out in resolving this issue so I can stick with Firefox.

Any remedies?

Thanks in advance for all the help :)

Can I provide any more info to spark some answers? Let me know if I left any gaps that make resolving the issue challenging.

Asked by johnnyjohnny2015 5 years ago

Answered by johnnyjohnny2015 5 years ago

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One solution to Flash Plugin hanging or crashing issues.

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article … (read more)

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article or support thread, so hopefully one of you will be able to help getting this submitted. obviously this wont fix everyone's problem, but it should be included.

THE PROBLEM::

Flash Player Hanging or Crashing (unable to watch flash/video content) Script has become unresponsive error message when trying to view flash/video content

THE SOLUTION:

a possible cause to this problem is that you have lost permissions to the file directory where flash is actually stored. without these permissions you will be unable to properly utilize the flash plugin on firefox.

to fix the problem we will need to update the security settings on the flash directory.

for 32 bit machines: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

for 64 bit machines: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

navigate to the \Macromed\ folder and right click on the flash folder and select properties. click on the security tab at the top of this box then on the advanced button at the bottom of this box. after navigating to this screen, you will need to click change permissions. first make sure there is no deny statement which is denying access to this folder, if one exists, remove it. second make sure that the name "Everyone" has the abilty to read and execute, to do this: click on everyone, then edit. next, select: apply any changes to: "This folder, subfolders, and files." this is at the top of the edit box. after you click ok to the changes you made, you will need to enable the option: "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." now click the apply button, then ok button. now check to see if firefox is working.


if you find that you are unable to change these permissions, then you lost access to the parent folders as well and they are replacing child object permissions. you will need to apply the solution above to the parent folder that is overriding the permissions. this will either be: \system32\ or \SysWOW64\ depending on your machine or possibly even the \Windows\ folder.

If you find that these parent folders indeed had their permissions lost, then you have likely acquired some malware. You should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do an update and full scan.

Asked by Obscvred 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Youtube, Facebook and other embedded videos never load (FF 58.0.2)

I am unable to watch videos in Firefox since the last update. There is a spinning wheel and it never finishes loading. Since I reinstalled FF, there are no external plugi… (read more)

I am unable to watch videos in Firefox since the last update. There is a spinning wheel and it never finishes loading. Since I reinstalled FF, there are no external plugings. Tried re-install, restart, nothing worked. They do play properly in Chrome.

Asked by leonardoauc 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Video Playback issues

Ever since FF 37 was released I have been unable to view most videos on the web with the exception being YouTube It either buffers eternally or simply gives me a black sc… (read more)

Ever since FF 37 was released I have been unable to view most videos on the web with the exception being YouTube It either buffers eternally or simply gives me a black screen.

Thanks :3

Asked by CiaranLmore 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Videos go slow after pausing em for a while

Yes hello, as the title says some videos go slow after i pause em to look on something else, specifically in a site called animeplus.tv i watch the videos there, then i p… (read more)

Yes hello, as the title says some videos go slow after i pause em to look on something else, specifically in a site called animeplus.tv i watch the videos there, then i pause em for a bit to check for something else, or another video in another site or well whichever reason, the thing is when i return to this video and resume playing it, it gets very slow playback, the audio is fine, but the video itself is not working properly, so far i just seen this issue happen in that website but perhaps is the flash player? i dunno i removed a addon that i though could be the issue but is not. and when i try this on Google Chrome, it works fine, i pause the video check for other stuff, and the video still plays like normal. so i am hoping for some ideas in what to do cause i do like Firefox and i do not want to transfer over to another browser.

Asked by Slyver1080 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Black screen Youtube videos

I just started getting this black screen instead of some youtube videos whilst they are running , and whilst the sound still goes on perfectly fine. It's rare that it hap… (read more)

I just started getting this black screen instead of some youtube videos whilst they are running , and whilst the sound still goes on perfectly fine. It's rare that it happens and it can change into the normal image, and when i change from full screen view to normal view it can also change back to the normal/real image. Does anyone know what that could be from?

Asked by shadyz 5 years ago

Last reply by shadyz 5 years ago

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how do I recover sound effects on duolingo? they work on safari, but no longer work on firefox.

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have t… (read more)

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have to. Thanks

Asked by starrboogie 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Since upgrade to FF13: having problems with flash content, especially videos when scrolling/multi tasking--freezing the video and sound for 1-2 sec. Any advice?

At first, the same night I decided to update--things were fine but after using the browser hours later a second time: some flash scripts would simply not respond and free… (read more)

At first, the same night I decided to update--things were fine but after using the browser hours later a second time: some flash scripts would simply not respond and freeze the tab the content is on or like in my question, constantly stutter. The problem for flash videos only seem to occur when I scroll onto links or when moving up/down a page. I encountered similar problem with FF7--like that time, I installed/uninstalled the flash player and even resetted firefox but to no avail--the problem persisted. It is also present while in safe mode. P.s. such problem is seemingly not present in other browsers which brought me to ask this question for assistance.

Asked by Lucavi 8 years ago

Last reply by HiryuXIII 8 years ago