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firefox wont play video

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  • Started 6 years ago by robfarmer06
  • Latest reply from jack7h3r1pp3r
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robfarmer06
Posts: 4

Recently firefox 2.0 refuses to play any video conent contained on any site. this is odd because I have the latest version of flashplayer and java script is enabled. I would have restored to default settings if I knew how!

Posted 6 years ago
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sbw07
Posts: 21

I sometimes have this problem too. Sometimes restarting FF helps, sometimes logging out of Vista does, and sometimes it only works again after a reboot! Does anyone know what can be causing this?

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

Say you go to youtube.com and try to watch a video. Do you see a black box where the video should be? No box? Is it just frozen?

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sbw07
Posts: 21

Actually in my case the video will play for 2-3 seconds without any sound, and then pause. Clicking ahead on the time bar makes it play another 2-3 secs. w/o sound etc.

Posted 6 years ago
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robfarmer06
Posts: 4

No freeze, no box just "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player." I have no problems with ie7 but it`s not a browser I enjoy using.

Posted 6 years ago
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robfarmer06
Posts: 4

This resolved itself after vista sp1.

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hep18
Posts: 5

I have the same problem but currently on the PC running XP Home Edition with Firefox 2.0.0.14 and Flash 9.0.124.0. I have tried uninstalling Firefox, uninstalling Flash then reinstalling Firefox with an earlier version of Flash (9.0.47.0).
I am not getting the problems on a laptop running XP Pro not a PC running Vista Home Premium.
Any suggestions?

Posted 5 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

try to run firefox in safe mode and see if it still does this

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