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Not able to play any videos
I'm not able to watch any video. Tried udemy, twitter, p*rnhub. YouTube is the only site that the media works normally. There are no problems when using Chromium but this is just a temp. workaround as I insist on using Firefox.
Suspect it may be some codec issue (mainly libavcodec58)
- Reinstalled Mozilla Firefox
- Cleared cache
- Disabled hardware acceleration
- Disabled all extensions (HTTPS Everywhere and uBlock Origin)
System: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed KDE Firefox version 78.0
Any help is appreciated
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Do you have FFmpeg and libavcodec packages installed?
Patent and copyright restrictions are among reasons why many Linux distros do not come with packages such as FFmpeg in a new install as it provides codecs needed to fully support HTML5 players.
Chrome/Chromium basically cheats by coming with its own codecs.
Thanks for the feedback!
There was a major upgrade of the distro and it appears I'm not the only one affected.