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lacene
 
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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 11:32 am

Just a heads up more than anything. The Youtube High Definition extension for Firefox using Windows XP was working previously, but made viewing youtube videos difficult with Windows XP 32-bit because it either stalled playback or prevent playback entirely. I would fix it by removing the aspect of HD and "dumbing down" video resolution to 480. Then FirefoxESR auto-updated to 52.3, and now I find the HD extension automatically changes back from the selected 480p to "High Resolution" seconds after I try to dumb it down. The video playback works fine as long as the vids are not in HD, so I just disabled the extension. I guess they may update the extension to work better with FF 52.3, or perhaps they wont....
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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 11:51 am

Check this in about:config > media.gmp.decoder.enabled > set it to true if it is not ...... may have to leave Youtube and restart Firefox
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Post Posted September 18th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Youtube is not using the fallback Flash Player anymore since end of July and WinXP does not fully support HTML5 Player due to Microsoft only supporting Windows Vista and later with media features pack codecs.

https://www.youtube.com/html5/

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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 5:17 am

My Youtube High Definition updated itself yesterday and no video would play at all ..... had to disable it.
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lacene
 
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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 4:06 pm

JayhawksRock wrote:Check this in about:config > media.gmp.decoder.enabled > set it to true if it is not ...... may have to leave Youtube and restart Firefox


Thanks. It is already set to true.....
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lacene
 
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Post Posted September 19th, 2017, 4:08 pm

James wrote:Youtube is not using the fallback Flash Player anymore since end of July and WinXP does not fully support HTML5 Player due to Microsoft only supporting Windows Vista and later with media features pack codecs.

https://www.youtube.com/html5/



Thanks, I am using the Primetime Content Decryption Module..... :mrgreen:
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Post Posted September 20th, 2017, 6:43 am

Had another update today and it is working perfectly again for me
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