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Help - Youtube videos not showing in Firefox
« on: March 05, 2011, 08:53:39 PM »
I'm certain the collective wisdon of YACF will have this one sorted swiftly.  When I visit Youtube the screen all displays ok but the video's just show as a black rectangle, though I do get sound ok.

Any ideas what's up?  It used to work ok so it might just be the current version of Firefox that's borked (3.6.13).  Am currently downloading 3.6.15 to see if that fixes it.  All other useful ideas welcome.

TIA
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Basil

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Re: Help - Youtube video's not showing in Firefox
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 08:56:10 PM »
Which clip are you trying to watch?


Or shouldn't we ask?
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(I'd steer clear of that Basil though - he's a bad sort.)

border-rider

Re: Help - Youtube video's not showing in Firefox
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 09:02:47 PM »
Sounds like an issue with Flash. As you say, best update & restart FF.

Re: Help - Youtube video's not showing in Firefox
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 09:04:25 PM »
Which clip are you trying to watch?


Or shouldn't we ask?

Any of them!  None work.
Youporn is working just fine though.  Apparently. ::-)

RichForrest

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Re: Help - Youtube video's not showing in Firefox
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 09:41:29 PM »
I'm certain the collective wisdon of YACF will have this one sorted swiftly.  When I visit Youtube the screen all displays ok but the video's just show as a black rectangle, though I do get sound ok.

Any ideas what's up?  It used to work ok so it might just be the current version of Firefox that's borked (3.6.13).  Am currently downloading 3.6.15 to see if that fixes it.  All other useful ideas welcome.

TIA
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Kids reported a while ago that mine is the same. Thought it was a setting within and was going to look later.
Looks like not just me then.


Re: Help - Youtube video's not showing in Firefox
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 09:59:48 PM »
...but your apostrophe is.   :P  :demon:
Your Royal Charles are belong to us.

Re: Help - Youtube videos not showing in Firefox
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 11:17:01 PM »
...but your apostrophe is.   :P  :demon:

Shitdamn, I'm normally pretty good with apostrophes'  ;)

I've updated Firefox and Flash but still no joy.  Perhaps total uninstall and reinstall Firefox?

One for the morning.

Depressingly, Youtube works fine in IE8...

RichForrest

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Re: Help - Youtube videos not showing in Firefox
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 11:43:56 PM »
A quick google says that youtube have updated something and firefox hasn't yet.
Got round it by
Control panel - Display - Settings - Advanced - Troubleshoot - move the slider down to none.

Works for me and can be changed when firefox update comes through.

Rich

fuaran

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Re: Help - Youtube videos not showing in Firefox
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 11:46:06 PM »
Are you using any addons that could affect it? eg Flashblaock, Adblock etc. Try disabling them.

Or try creating a new Firefox profile, and see if that works.

Re: Help - Youtube videos not showing in Firefox
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 12:47:48 PM »
A quick google says that youtube have updated something and firefox hasn't yet.
Got round it by
Control panel - Display - Settings - Advanced - Troubleshoot - move the slider down to none.

Works for me and can be changed when firefox update comes through.

Rich

Thanks Rich - I'd never have found that on my own.  After some tinkering I found I only needed to move the slider down to half way to disable some of the accelerators and that's fixed the Youtube problem so it appears it might be DirectX related. Whatever that means ???