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15-Mar-2011, 04:51 PM #1
Solved: Firefox won't play videos now! WHY? Help please!
Hi guys

Recently switched from IE to Firefox, was all going good, until I updated to the latest flash player a couple of days ago. Now Firefox won't play YouTube videos.

See below for a recording of what happens when I try to view the YouTube videos:



(by the way when viewing the video in this post it works fine on my computer in Firefox!)

Does anyone know why this happens? I've got the latest Firefox and latest flash player so not sure why this is happening, have tried a Google search but they all say to update everything, which is already done.

YouTube videos play fine in IE on my computer. So is it Firefox? Or a virus? Or?

HELP PLEASE! Thanks.
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15-Mar-2011, 05:06 PM #2
Have you installed the Firefox Flash Player Plug-in?
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15-Mar-2011, 05:20 PM #3
Of course. Any other idea's?
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15-Mar-2011, 05:44 PM #4
After installing the latest version on Flash Player, are you able to watch Youtube videos on Internet Explorer?

I just want to make sure it's solely a Mozilla Firefox issue.
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15-Mar-2011, 05:50 PM #5
Yea I've already got everything up to date.
And yep plays fine in IE. It's isolated to Firefox it seems.. except when the video is embeded I can watch it fine, so it's like it's only on YouTube that the issue occurs?

E.g. YouTube video's embeded on Facebook will play fine, and the YouTube video I posted on here plays fine.. in Firefox.
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15-Mar-2011, 06:05 PM #6
Have you tried clearing your Firefox's Cookies, History and Cache?

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Deleting%20cookies
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15-Mar-2011, 06:17 PM #7
Yea had tried that before, and just did it again.
Same result - didn't work.
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15-Mar-2011, 09:45 PM #8
Did you use the Adobe uninstaller before you upgraded to the latest version of the Flash plugin?; http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html If you didn't, run it twice, rebooting at least once, and then reinstall.

If you have already used the uninstaller, check the advice in the Adobe Troubleshooter; http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html
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15-Mar-2011, 10:11 PM #9
No I didn't as it didn't say you needed to?

So, just ran it the uninstaller, restarted, ran uninstaller again, restarted again, then download installer and installed latest version.. same outcome. Still won't play videos properly on YouTube.
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16-Mar-2011, 09:10 AM #10
Have you tried disabling NoScript in Firefox?
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16-Mar-2011, 09:13 AM #11
do you have 3rd partyy cookies blocked in FF
when they are blocked you sometimes get this problem
Or what other firefox extensions do you have that might be casuing a clash
Certain video downloader helpers will do this as you tube try to block them when they are detected
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16-Mar-2011, 11:43 AM #12
I've been having this same problem. Youtube videos play fine on FB but on youtube itself it only plays the music. If i restart comp then i can play 1 video correctly on youtube but then the rest won't play. I've even tried reinstalling it too. And i've had firefox for years and just now started this about a week ago. Any other ideas?
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16-Mar-2011, 11:45 AM #13
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I've been having this same problem. Youtube videos play fine on FB but on youtube itself it only plays the music. If i restart comp then i can play 1 video correctly on youtube but then the rest won't play. I've even tried reinstalling it too. And i've had firefox for years and just now started this about a week ago. Any other ideas?
Have a look at post #13 HERE and see if it applies to you.
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16-Mar-2011, 03:47 PM #14
Ok first of all how do I disable No Script and where is it??

Second, nope third party cookies are enabled until they expire.

Don't have any extra extensions or add-ons or downloads EXCEPT a skin/theme by FireFox. So no download helpers or nothing.

Post #13 I've tried before, and it did work, it made YouTube videos work, but then on FaceBook etc it wouldn't let me play embedded videos as it said I needed to Update or get Flash Player or something along those lines.

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!!
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16-Mar-2011, 04:20 PM #15
YouTube is aware of the problem:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/...a2776666&hl=en


Maybe THIS is related?


Did you try disabling Hardware Acceleration? To do so, you need to right-click a video and click on Settings...

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