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Access to video blocked because of "privacy and security settings." Have read all available articles. WHICH settings isn't clear.

A video at a Web site where I have often accessed videos now tells me the video is inaccessible because of "privacy and security settings." I don't think I have changed … (read more)

A video at a Web site where I have often accessed videos now tells me the video is inaccessible because of "privacy and security settings." I don't think I have changed the settings since the last time I watched a video. In any case I have not been able to find the problem. I have tried the options for cookie settings without fixing the problem. What should the settings be?

Asked by NotAGeek 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't watch live videos on you tube

iam currently using acer nitro 515-52 with ubuntu 18.04 as my base os and whenever i try to access the live videos on you tube the following error occurs "our browser doe… (read more)

iam currently using acer nitro 515-52 with ubuntu 18.04 as my base os and whenever i try to access the live videos on you tube the following error occurs "our browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video". I have only browsec plugin installed on my extensions. I even tried to reinstal my firefox but the same error occurs. kindly suggest me an article so that i can overcome this issue.

Asked by tradeenterprisesolution 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month 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 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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screen of videos keeps pausing if played in background / different tab

When playing a video in background / different tab, the picture (screen) freezes after a few seconds, while sound still going on. It can be resolved by moving over the v… (read more)

When playing a video in background / different tab, the picture (screen) freezes after a few seconds, while sound still going on. It can be resolved by moving over the video picture with mouse cursor again, but it is nagging... Any idea what causes this? I noticed it in Youtube, but also Facebook videos...

Asked by jablka 2 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 months ago

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why when download a clip it is not clear, some of the writing it is not clear how can a fix this?? Thank you so much for your time and your Help on this matter.

Playing video I just downloaded in my VLC it shows not clear enough to read the Instructions, How can I make it clear to be able to read the Instructions?? Thank you so m… (read more)

Playing video I just downloaded in my VLC it shows not clear enough to read the Instructions, How can I make it clear to be able to read the Instructions?? Thank you so much for your time and your Help.

Asked by Max8137 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox doesn't drop videocard usage after closing youtube

Hello. So, as the question says, Firefox doesn't drop GPU usage and GPU core frequency (but it drops GPU memory frequency). I tried the other browsers (Chrome, Opera, Edg… (read more)

Hello. So, as the question says, Firefox doesn't drop GPU usage and GPU core frequency (but it drops GPU memory frequency). I tried the other browsers (Chrome, Opera, Edge) and it's fine. I have AMD RX560 graphic card with the latest drivers and I also tried previous versions

Asked by giindur 2 years ago

Answered by giindur 2 years ago

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Microsoft Edge streams TV shows very fast just like firefox used to. I asked why but no response from firefox so goodbye firefox after many loyal years

Firefox will no longer stream a TV show or keep up even with a 100m internet connection. I messed with it's settings for many hours and asked the community but no respons… (read more)

Firefox will no longer stream a TV show or keep up even with a 100m internet connection. I messed with it's settings for many hours and asked the community but no response so I tried out Edge which is Unbelievably Fast and can open multiple tabs and stream each show on each tab to completion and even watch them with no internet just like firefox used to be. I was loyal firefox user for many years but no more.

Asked by bradb53 2 years ago

Answered by bradb53 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Every page with a video on it (even Youtube and Instagram) will crash the tab! The crash happens in safe mode too! Crash Report #1 ID: 49f883f9-f9c2-4111-bee9-26bd7018100… (read more)

Every page with a video on it (even Youtube and Instagram) will crash the tab!

The crash happens in safe mode too!

Crash Report #1 ID: 49f883f9-f9c2-4111-bee9-26bd70181008

Crash Report #2 ID: 77d8ab6d-a54d-44a1-8537-50b520181008

Most Recent Crashes:

3821f8d4-b13e-468f-a1e6-f6ec50181008

ff1a61cc-2d95-4b44-8126-e172d0181006

d2e3d2d9-7555-47f7-b3c1-0afe60181001

0e10eede-554f-4c6c-8fdb-193020181001

80545949-1703-4e18-b5bb-78e5d0181001

Asked by DarkSuniuM 1 year ago

Answered by DarkSuniuM 1 year ago

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Cannot open mailboxes or compose

Cannot open yahoo or sky inboxes or compose in them when I access them through Firefox. Also have error message on Firefox that an attempt to change my settings has bee… (read more)

Cannot open yahoo or sky inboxes or compose in them when I access them through Firefox.

Also have error message on Firefox that an attempt to change my settings has been blocked. Cannot delete it.

Asked by Kenwilson666 5 years ago

Answered by Kenwilson666 5 years ago

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Firefox v 55.0 crashes my tabs upon loading a video

Alright, so first the story, then the specifics. Story: I updated to Firefox 55.0 a few weeks ago, presumably when it came out, as I had auto-updates enabled. Immediately… (read more)

Alright, so first the story, then the specifics.

Story: I updated to Firefox 55.0 a few weeks ago, presumably when it came out, as I had auto-updates enabled. Immediately after doing so, the large majority of videos would crash my tab. I'd get what I can only assume is the standard message of "Gah, My tab crashed!" etc. Anyways, I did some digging around, these forums and others, none of the solutions worked. I settled for the quick n dirty solution, and rolled back to firefox 54.0, which worked fine. Until today. Today, 54.0 was experiencing the issue as well, so I naturally decided to try 55.0 - which didn't work either. That leaves me where I'm at now.

Specific details: Tabs crash upon trying to load a video, presumably of a different format. It crashes occasionally on youtube videos, but is for the most part OK with them. Scrolling through a facebook feed however, will give you videos from lots of different sources, and I can reliably crash my tab within 10s if I load up facebook and just scroll down.

Potential fixes I have tried (of which, none solved my issue):

  • Going into About:config and changing the browser.tabs.autorestart and browser.tabs.autorestart2 both to be false. This is following the recommendation of another thread, given to a different user with a similar problem, found here: ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1159697 ).
  • Booting the browser up into safe mode
  • Updating any/all drivers. Specifically I can for sure, without a doubt, say that my gfx card drivers are up to date.
  • Creating a new firefox profile, and using it instead.

At this point the only thing that comes to mind is the idea that the plugin loading these videos isn't working correctly? But is it even a plugin?

Worth noting, if I change the about:config file pieces I listed above to both be false, instead of crashing a tab it will crash the entire browser. A crash report of that specific incident can be found using bp-92e3bbb7-9388-4412-9573-504010170905 .

The normal issue happening can be found using bp-a8e33356-c344-4159-889b-b330a0170905 .

Thank you for any/all help you can provide.

Asked by Juicearific 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 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 1 year ago

Answered by DeRobyJ 1 year 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 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 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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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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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