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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 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 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 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 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 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 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 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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mp4 video plays but with no sound (W7, f/f 64bit, v75.0)

A .mp4 video clip on the web will play through f/f but with no sound. A .mp3 audio clip plays ok. The laptop sound controls are not muted. The mp4 clip shows a bar at th… (read more)

A .mp4 video clip on the web will play through f/f but with no sound. A .mp3 audio clip plays ok. The laptop sound controls are not muted. The mp4 clip shows a bar at the bottom and on the right there's a symbol that looks like a speaker with a bar through it. There seems no way to change this. The mp4 clip will play perfectly in WMP and from the website on a Samsung phone.

Asked by Gra 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year 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 6 years ago

Last reply by shadyz 6 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 6 years ago

Answered by aroskuski 6 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 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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Frame skipping on any audio or video

I've recently built a desktop PC with this configuration: Ryzen 7 1800X Geforce GTX 750 Ti (driver version: 399.07) 16GB DDR4 RAM 250GB SSD + a HDD for data only, no sys… (read more)

I've recently built a desktop PC with this configuration:

Ryzen 7 1800X

Geforce GTX 750 Ti (driver version: 399.07)

16GB DDR4 RAM

250GB SSD + a HDD for data only, no system files

Windows 10 64bit

External Sound card Scarlett 2i4 1st gen. [it worked fine with my old Windows7 desktop]


Any audio (soundcloud, zophar.net/music) or video (youtube, twitch, facebook) stream has the same problem: it randomly skips frames. I mean that video nor audio are interrupted, they continue, but they skip some "frames".

This bug occurs with the current official version, the current beta version and the current Nightly.

This bug does not occur on my laptop, windows 8 running an i5 CPU and no dedicated GPU.

This bug does not occur on other apps. I've tried: VLC, Facebook app, Twitch app, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Winamp.

Asked by DeRobyJ 3 years ago

Answered by DeRobyJ 3 years ago

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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 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Video frames do not scale properly

In Firefox video frames don't scale properly. This affects both HTML5 videos e.g. youtube.com and Flash videos e.g. twitch.tv. When switching to Cinema view in youtube, o… (read more)

In Firefox video frames don't scale properly. This affects both HTML5 videos e.g. youtube.com and Flash videos e.g. twitch.tv. When switching to Cinema view in youtube, or closing the side panels in twitch, the frame will extend to the left and right, leaving black bars at the side, but the video does not scale and the frame does not increase in height. I don't have the issue in Safe Mode and also not in Chrome. However I still have the issue in Firefox with all extensions disabled. I tried to delete cookies, cache and refresh Firefox, but the issue still exists. I also tried to disable Hardware acceleration in both the Flash Player and Firefox, but that also does not solve the issue.

Asked by MannimStein 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Videos don't load

Ever since some update, Firefox won't load Vines or Tumblr videos, but load YouTube videos, Facebook videos, and pretty much everything else. I've disabled hardware accel… (read more)

Ever since some update, Firefox won't load Vines or Tumblr videos, but load YouTube videos, Facebook videos, and pretty much everything else. I've disabled hardware acceleration, addons, and tried most (if not every) solution given here.

Asked by dragonkid828 6 years ago

Answered by dragonkid828 6 years ago

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Some Videos will not play in firefox but play fine in IE

I am running Windows 7 64 bit and Firefox is my browser. All of a sudden I can not play videos at places like Democracy Now and many other web sites (E.G. Malcolm Gladwel… (read more)

I am running Windows 7 64 bit and Firefox is my browser. All of a sudden I can not play videos at places like Democracy Now and many other web sites (E.G. Malcolm Gladwell) but most of Youtube is okay - except sometimes. I thought this may have been due adGuard but disengaging it or starting FF clean with no ad ons has no effect.

I was just informed by Costco Concierge Services that the reason is that both FireFox and Google Chrome have decided to “no longer support” certain add ons or plug ins (what is the difference if any between these tech terms of art?) and therefore if I can not play a video I will have to use Internet Explorer. Discovering what videos I can or can not use is a hit an miss case by case basis.

So, first is this true? I can not imagine Firefox or Google Chrome making a change that would actually require its users of many years to bump their prime product and, instead, turn to its prime competitors. That seems like suicidal sabotage. We are just every day end-users and not software engineers and the explanations I find are absolutely incomprehensible technobabble.

In plain English what is the real problem? What is the fix? And has Firefox actually decided to make us dump Firefox and turn to its competitor just to watch certain videos? Has Democracy Now decided to continue using a video format that is no longer supported by FF?

The attached pic is just and example. DN uses jW player but I find this problem at other web sites too.

Asked by LostInThisMaze 4 years ago

Answered by Moses 4 years ago

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video cannot be played because the file is corrupt

Hi, When I try to play .mp4 files in my Firefox 65.0.1 I am getting error "video cannot be played because the file is corrupt". Whereas its working fine in Google Chrome… (read more)

Hi,

When I try to play .mp4 files in my Firefox 65.0.1 I am getting error "video cannot be played because the file is corrupt". Whereas its working fine in Google Chrome. I tried all possible ways to get it sort. Help will be appreciated.

Thank you

Asked by jagapathiraju 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Random crashes when i listen to youtube music in the background.

Hello guys! I'm having some periodic crashes when i listen to youtube music in background. It happenes randomly, maybe once a week or sometimes twice a day. I tried remov… (read more)

Hello guys! I'm having some periodic crashes when i listen to youtube music in background. It happenes randomly, maybe once a week or sometimes twice a day.

I tried removing some unnecessary plugins but it didn't help.

Here are my logs in pending folder (or is there any way i can upload them in some readable form?)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nSkZKb2SSgUYPoNvrrBBYXNmoCugthPI

Asked by Dzinsham 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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this video file cannot be played on https://www.arte.tv/fr/

https://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Krieg-der-Tr%C3%A4ume/XL-Vorschau-auf-Krieg-der-Tr%C3%A4ume/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=55941212&documentId=55941264 When I try to see the … (read more)

https://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Krieg-der-Tr%C3%A4ume/XL-Vorschau-auf-Krieg-der-Tr%C3%A4ume/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=55941212&documentId=55941264

When I try to see the video on this site, I get a message saying that something went wrong. On the same page, a dialogue window is available to choose quality for external player: automatic, high, very high. I can choose high or very high and then i can see the video.

For the arte.tv/fr website there is no such a choice available and so I cannot see the video, message is: video file cannot be played.

For youtube videos FF is ok. I would be very gratefulif you could help me as I tried a lot but to resolve the poblem , without success!

Asked by julie31 3 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 3 years ago

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YouTube videos are black when using HTML5 player.

Today when I started up my laptop, Firefox wouldn't play any YouTube video - the audio still works and the preview of the frame when seeking is there, but instead of vide… (read more)

Today when I started up my laptop, Firefox wouldn't play any YouTube video - the audio still works and the preview of the frame when seeking is there, but instead of video there is just a black screen. I have NO intention of installing Flash Player. Please help? Thanks in advance.

Asked by username9001 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago