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Youtube videos randomly freezes and audio keep playing!

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu FredMcD

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User Agent here: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

Steps to reproduce:

watch any youtube video at 720p resolution. I didnt research other resolutuion. 720p is my used default.

Actual results:

video freezes after a few mins in but audio keeps playing in background.


Palliative solution:

I never had this problem but I start to have it now after update Firefox to version 60.0 (I use FF since more than 4 years ago).

The only solution I find until now is to use a Addon called "h264ify" which forces youtube to use h.264 codec instead of VP8, VP9.

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I was having the same problem, in my case my CPU just wasn't able to decode the video stream fast enough.

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See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


What I sometimes do is to download the clip and play it later.

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Im running the latest AMD drivers.

Today Firefox updated to 60.0.1. The problem seem less frequent. but it still happens.
I try to run Firefox in safe mode but as the problem is intermittent, its very hard to
identify.  I was watching a 11min video after update Firefox and the video 

freeze in the last minute.

Okulungisiwe ngu Shadoware

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I called for more help.

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I have 19 addons in my Firefox.

I tried to disable everyone of them but no success.
Im sticking with "h264ify" for while.
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Shadoware said

I have 19 addons in my Firefox. I tried to disable everyone of them but no success. Im sticking with "h264ify" for while.

Way to many Addons and something will go wrong. I have only four addons and can watch at 1080 and back to 720 without problems. And just logged into my Youtube account to watch without problems. I think you go other things going that is causing the glitch.

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It's not the number of add-ons. It's what those add-ons do. I have almost 50 active add-ons.