Bug on YouTube

Unable to remove Playback settings sometimes on YouTube by tapping on 'OK'. Kindly fix the issue. I can't upload a video here? I hope the. you'll understand with the scr… (read more)

Unable to remove Playback settings sometimes on YouTube by tapping on 'OK'. Kindly fix the issue.

I can't upload a video here? I hope the. you'll understand with the screenshot.

Device: ROG 5 Browser: MULL latest version.

Asked by FireFoxRB 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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Picture-in-picture mode.

Hello. I'm facing a problem with the Firefox app in my Android phone. The problem is that the picture-in-picture mode of Firefox is not working anymore since a Firefox u… (read more)

Hello.

I'm facing a problem with the Firefox app in my Android phone. The problem is that the picture-in-picture mode of Firefox is not working anymore since a Firefox update was issued somewhere in April 2023.

I have always actively been using the picture-in-picture mode and I'm wondering why it is not working anymore. I have gone through the settings in my Android phone (apps section) and the Firefox settings thoroughly but I couldn't find any solution.

In my Android phone, the picture-in-picture mode for Firefox is on (meaning effective) but I couldn't find a separate picture-in-picture mode inside the Firefox app settings itself.

Could you please explain why the picture-in-picture mode is not working and is there is a method how to turn it on (effective) in my Android phone? I have Motorola Moto G100 with Android 12 version.

Thank you for answering and for giving guidance in advance.

Asked by Hagop Sarkarian 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months 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 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 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 7 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 7 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 latvajsko 7 months ago

Answered by latvajsko 7 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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Background video and audio playback

Add the Play background option to videos and audio, pre-installed in settings, as it is in the Brave browser. The current Background Video Playback add-on does not fully … (read more)

Add the Play background option to videos and audio, pre-installed in settings, as it is in the Brave browser. The current Background Video Playback add-on does not fully play all video and audio background playback features, it does not fully work. I have submitted an option request in Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1827371

Asked by Claudiu 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 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 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months 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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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video

Hello, suddenly when I try Mozilla and play youtube in this favourite browser, I can t have picture and picture anymore and play a video and do other things with my Redmi… (read more)

Hello, suddenly when I try Mozilla and play youtube in this favourite browser, I can t have picture and picture anymore and play a video and do other things with my Redmi 5G phone. I looked in the settings and it s set on firefox the picture and picture, but as I said now it s not working anymore

Asked by Edimanole92 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Media player has stopped working properly

Recently, the banner that usually appears when playing a video with Firefox (such as from youtube.com) has stopped appearing. I also cannot pause or play a video by click… (read more)

Recently, the banner that usually appears when playing a video with Firefox (such as from youtube.com) has stopped appearing. I also cannot pause or play a video by clicking the controls on my headphones, which used to work. And finally, when playing a video or song from another app (eg. Newpipe), the video on Firefox does not automatically pause, which it used to to. I've tried updating both the app and my version of Android, but neither have helped. I would add images demonstrating what the media banner used to look like, but the "Browse" button simply does not work. Please help

Asked by sofastuffing 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months 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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Headset doesn't control videos anymore.

I have a Shokz headset with volume and pause/play buttons. I watch videos on my Samsung s21+ using Firefox (more privacy, and easier to have multiple videos up with tabs … (read more)

I have a Shokz headset with volume and pause/play buttons. I watch videos on my Samsung s21+ using Firefox (more privacy, and easier to have multiple videos up with tabs comparedto YouTube app.

It worked fine up till today, when the pause/play button no longer does anything. I tried restarting the phone, closing and opening the Firefox (Ff) app, force-stopping the Ff app, and turning the headset off amd on. The headset functions correctly in other apps, just not Ff.

I don't want to uninstall and reinstall Ff if I can avoid it, but would that even work? I've done all I can short of that, but it still doesn't work.

Asked by royern 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago