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Force landscape orientation in fullscreen mode

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape… (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape mode, even with auto-rotation disabled. Now, there seems to be no way for me to enter landscape mode while playing back a video, without enabling auto-rotation (which I otherwise always keep disabled).

I realize that the desired behavior here can be subjective, but at least it would be nice if there is/would be a way of configuring this behavior?

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 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Firefox Android 113 switches off Desktop Notifications for web version of YouTube

Hello, I believe that my Firefox android browser updated to version 113 on May 19, 2023. Up until that point, I had no issues with getting notifications sent to my device… (read more)

Hello, I believe that my Firefox android browser updated to version 113 on May 19, 2023. Up until that point, I had no issues with getting notifications sent to my device from the web version of YouTube accessed through Firefox. I could refresh the page and leave the Firefox app and still receive notifications. Ever since the update, every time the YouTube page is reloaded (which also happens when you leave the app) the Desktop Notifications toggle in the YouTube desktop mode settings switches to off. I can switch this toggle back on, the page is refreshed, and this toggle (and only this toggle) automatically switches to off. This happens every time and I am no longer receiving notificationsto my device. The YouTube app for Android is not involved in this, as I use Firefox to access the web version YouTube as an alternative. Please provide information that can help resolve this issue and/or please make a note of this issue so it can be resolved in the future. Thank you so much.

Asked by auth.b.mail 11 months ago

Last reply by auth.b.mail 10 months ago

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Firefox for Android fails to load YouTube comments in 'version for PC' website mode

Steps to reproduce problem. 1. Navigate to YouTube with Firefox for Android. 2. Open page of any video which has comments. 3. Switch webpage display mode to 'version for … (read more)

Steps to reproduce problem. 1. Navigate to YouTube with Firefox for Android. 2. Open page of any video which has comments. 3. Switch webpage display mode to 'version for PC'. 4. Now the page layout top-to-bottom should be like: - player with main video - list of videos that may interest you - comments section 5. Expected behavior: load comments section below list of recommended videos, like Chromium based browsers do. 6. Actual behavior: Firefox fails to load comments section, perhaps some script doesn't fire up.

Asked by WhatIfItsNotMe 1 year ago

Answered by WhatIfItsNotMe 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 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Picture in Picture Mode Nonfunctioning

The picture-in-picture function no longer works on my phone when viewing YouTube videos on my Android Firefox app. In previous versions, I was able to enter full-screen… (read more)

The picture-in-picture function no longer works on my phone when viewing YouTube videos on my Android Firefox app.

In previous versions, I was able to enter full-screen mode while playing a YouTube video, then click the "home" button on my phone, and the video would play in picture-in-picture mode while I scrolled through other apps.

I am fully updated as of today (4/11/2023), I have tried the functionality with no add-ons and with the "Video Background Player" add-on, and I have double-checked to make sure that the "picture-in-picture" permission is checked for the app (it is).

My device specs are attached in the image below.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Asked by hc_white87 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months 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 12 months ago

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Playing videos in full screen causes app to close

Just updated to latest version of Firefox for Android (ver 113). When I try to watch a YouTube video in full screen, the app suddenly closes, as if I pressed the home but… (read more)

Just updated to latest version of Firefox for Android (ver 113). When I try to watch a YouTube video in full screen, the app suddenly closes, as if I pressed the home button (note: I say "close" rather than "crash" because when I reopen it, all the pages are still loaded). This doesn't happen every time, but it is annoying. Is there any way to fix this?

Asked by mike.cairns86 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Full Screen Video Issue

Although New Build Claims -- Fixed the problem that caused full screen YouTube videos to exit and switch to portrait mode when changing quality or speed. But issue still … (read more)

Although New Build Claims -- Fixed the problem that caused full screen YouTube videos to exit and switch to portrait mode when changing quality or speed. But issue still persist screen doesn't rotate to Landscape mode in full screen mode. It stays in portrait mode with caption below entering in Full Screen. Works Flawlessly in Firefox Nightly

Asked by Wolfhound 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Full Screen to Landscape Mode Not Working

Lately Full Screen to Landscape mode for YouTube and other websites is not working (Screen doesn't rotate to Landscape Mode screen stays at Portrait Mode at Full Screen) … (read more)

Lately Full Screen to Landscape mode for YouTube and other websites is not working (Screen doesn't rotate to Landscape Mode screen stays at Portrait Mode at Full Screen) Please fix this issue.

Asked by Wolfhound 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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issue with audio on youtube

Hi i have the video background play fix add on for Firefox but as of the last few days it stops working after a minute or so. I'll play a youtube video and turn off my ph… (read more)

Hi i have the video background play fix add on for Firefox but as of the last few days it stops working after a minute or so. I'll play a youtube video and turn off my phone's screen and after a short while it will stop playing, when i switch on the screen and open the app the video will play. This seems to only be with youtube though i tried with a vimeo video and it was fine so i assume this issue is only with youtube on firefox

Asked by kassar_shah 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year 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 11 months ago

Last reply by brianr4548 8 months ago

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firefox android auto play bug

youtube will still auto play even I set the auto play off, is this a bug? how to recreate the bug: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sKZktr08fyY … (read more)

youtube will still auto play even I set the auto play off, is this a bug?

how to recreate the bug: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sKZktr08fyY

Asked by Alvin72 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier)

No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier). It was availabe recently, it was possible to play video in the background. Now it's n… (read more)

No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier).

It was availabe recently, it was possible to play video in the background. Now it's no longer possible.

i checked on two different Android devices - the same issue.

Any tips?

Thabk you for help.

Asked by cpphool 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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YouTube autoplay

Whenever I start Firefox Android and go to a YouTube video. Autoplay is enabled by default. I always have to hit the disable autoplay to turn it off. Autoplay set to bloc… (read more)

Whenever I start Firefox Android and go to a YouTube video. Autoplay is enabled by default. I always have to hit the disable autoplay to turn it off. Autoplay set to block audio and video by default in the site permissions. I tried installing the "YouTube high definition" addon which is supposed to allow you to pause autoplay but that doesn't work either. This occurs on both my phone and tablet.

Any suggestions?

Asked by karl.sak 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Youtube and media output

Hello, for the past month when watching youtube through the firefox app, I am unable to use the media output feature of my phone (galaxy S21 FE) to stop/play videos. So f… (read more)

Hello, for the past month when watching youtube through the firefox app, I am unable to use the media output feature of my phone (galaxy S21 FE) to stop/play videos. So for e.g. I used to be able to minimise the browser and listen to the audio only output. But now the audio stops when I minimise. Other applications are able to trigger the media output so that's not a problem with my phone.

Asked by Skeith 12 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 12 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

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Background

Firefox won't play videos in the background all of a sudden anymore. It doesn't show up in the control panel at all as playing or paused. If I set my phone into desktop m… (read more)

Firefox won't play videos in the background all of a sudden anymore. It doesn't show up in the control panel at all as playing or paused. If I set my phone into desktop mode on YT the videos will play for a few minutes, then stop. I tried reinstalling the app and can't find a solution.

Asked by Sokoke 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Youtube broke their site on firefox android

I have tested this on multiple devices, it seems youtube has broken their site on firefox for android. I can no longer fullscreen properly, it doesnt auto rotate. It de… (read more)

I have tested this on multiple devices, it seems youtube has broken their site on firefox for android. I can no longer fullscreen properly, it doesnt auto rotate. It defaults to the 244p resolution for every video, making me have to manually change the resolution everytime i want to watch something, It no longer allows the miniplayer or PIP, and you can no longer press play through the notifications widget as it no longer shows, thus not allowing us to listen to a video while minimized or on another tab. These features all work on other sites without issue which makes me think its a thing youtube did to circumvent adblockers. It's like this on my friends phone too it started at the same time.

Asked by zergling18 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago