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(Solved) - Firefox Config (HTML5 vs Flash)

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  • Started 2 years ago by neuroflare
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neuroflare
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Does anyone know how to make FF default to using HTML5 if available instead of Flash (if you disable Flash you can still see videos at youtube for example), I'd prefer Flash to be the last resort.

Posted 2 years ago
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neuroflare
Posts: 8

Bump for one last try

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Neuroflare ,

I'm not at my computer at the moment but will have a look into it tomorrow, unless someone else can answer :)

Posted 2 years ago
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Drizzle
Posts: 2045

Hi
So annoying when no one appears to be able to offer some advice.
GuiltySpark, will come back so hang in there for a bit.

in the meantime have a look
HERE Mozzaline FF support

Or have a look and ask on their Forum.

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BobJam
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@neuroflare,

I know this isn't what you're looking for, but if you want to selectively use flash in FF, you can change the config by going into about:config and then pulling up "plugins.click_to_play" and set it to "true". Of course, you'll still be using SWF when you click to play . . . which is why I said "I know this isn't what you're looking for". Just my lame attempt at giving you some sort of response.

Though FF is only one of two browsers (Opera is the other) that is HTML5 video compliant, I have no idea how to set that as the default. Since the HTML5 standard is still being established, perhaps it's not even possible. If it is, Mozilla is definitely pushing the envelope.

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BobJam
Posts: 1052

@neuroflare,

Your same question (albeit a year old): http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/880908

Perhaps that's an answer for you. Maybe Moziila IS pushing the envelope?

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Is this any good?

http://www.youtube.com/html5 Look at the FF entry

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

@ neuroflare ,

As far as I can tell FireFox will use HTML5 by default , the only time it will revert back to flash is if the website/page you are viewing has a video that is using the flash embed codes and ONLY that code.

As to Youtube if the video you're wishing to view is being seen in Flash there are two things you can try.

1. Do an Advanced search on YTube for HTML5 vids (webM vids).

2. http://www.youtube.com/html5 sign up for the player (simple click that's all) and any vid that doesn't have ads will be using HTML5.

(vids with ads will revert back to Flash).

Posted 2 years ago
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neuroflare
Posts: 8

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate all of the info. Definitely answered the question.

Posted 1 year ago
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