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Bug: Can't play youtube videos in Firefox for Android [answered]

asked 2013-12-28 15:39:32 +0300

Bale gravatar image

I installed Firefox for Android from the Yandex store, but when I try to play videos from youtube.com I only get a black screen. Shouldn't be a codec issue because the same video plays fine in the stock browser.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by molan
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You could also try to set your default youtube video player to "HTML5".

Visit https://www.youtube.com/html5 and click "Request HTML5 video player".

This worked for me today.

ralooyar ( 2015-02-12 20:45:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 16:16:01 +0300

DerJott gravatar image

Why you just don´t get the official YouTube app? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2585240

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Thanks for the pointer, I didn't know that. But I believe that's not an approach Jolla can officially endorse as it bypasses the Google terms. Also, what if I'm opening a link while browsing in Firefox?

Bale ( 2013-12-28 16:19:44 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 16:29:40 +0300

jake gravatar image

If you install Adobe Flash on your Jolla, videos should play just fine.

Source and tutorial http://www.jollatides.com/2013/12/22/tutorial-get-adobe-flash-running-on-your-jolla/

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Thanks. I tried the instructions above several times but for some reason I never manage to open and install the Flash .apk, but that's probably me. In any case the video I was trying to open is not Flash so that shouldn't matter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-D1KVIuvjA)

Bale ( 2013-12-28 20:48:31 +0300 )edit

Problem is also solved by using a more modern browser than Firefox, for example Opera.

hana ( 2014-01-12 01:20:17 +0300 )edit

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