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Mon May 10, 2021, 01:56 PM

Firefox not downloading You Tube videos suddenly. Works in safe mode only,

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Update your YouTube downloader Firefox extensions. Tools menu > Add-ons > "Gear" button > "Check for Updates". ... Update your Firefox browser or go back to previous Firefox version. Close and restart computer.

And thisisable the Hardware Acceleration in Firefox.Scroll down and then under the Performance setting uncheck the "Use recommended performance settings" box and then uncheck the 'Use hardware acceleration when available" box. 3. Close and relaunch Firefox and try to play a video on YouTube.

I have closed and restarting several times. Thanks for any help you can give. I need to watch R Rainbow's latest.I reaa

Sadly still not working. having to use Chrome for YouTube. Strongly suggest not having automatic downloads checked for Firefox.

Thanks everyone for your help. I went back to the basics and took off all the add ons which I had done twice and tried it again and it worked this time. I was then able to add them back on one at a time and still worked. The people at DU are the best. Thanks a million.

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Reply Firefox not downloading You Tube videos suddenly. Works in safe mode only, (Original post)
efhmc May 10 OP
rickford66 May 10 #1
efhmc May 10 #3
rickford66 May 10 #4
efhmc May 10 #5
rickford66 May 10 #7
efhmc May 10 #11
vlyons May 10 #2
efhmc May 10 #6
vlyons May 10 #8
Earth-shine May 10 #9
efhmc May 10 #10
Earth-shine May 10 #12
efhmc May 10 #13
Earth-shine May 10 #14
efhmc May 24 #19
Earth-shine May 24 #20
csziggy May 10 #15
efhmc May 11 #16
TyreseAdams May 20 #17
efhmc May 21 #18

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 01:57 PM

1. Switch to Chrome or another browser

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #1)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:13 PM

3. Hate microsoft and this just happened after years of using firefox so something is different.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:26 PM

4. I used Firefox exclusively for a while

Then I had similar problems. I found Chrome and Opera have worked fine for me for a couple years.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #4)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:30 PM

5. It is definitely Firefox because I tried another browser just now and YT is working there.

I like the way Firefox is set up on my computer and really want to keep it but will not be able to if I cannot watch You Tube.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #5)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:42 PM

7. I don't like switching browsers either but ...

ya know what ? We're gonna have to get used to it. No two computers are the same and no two websites are the same and no two internet providers are the same. It's amazing things work as well as they do. Wait a few weeks and try Firefox again. The probably will have another regular update.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #7)

Mon May 10, 2021, 07:37 PM

11. Thank you for the suggestion. At least we HAVE another browser to use.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:13 PM

2. clear your cache

nt

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Response to vlyons (Reply #2)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:32 PM

6. Tried it and didn't work. Thanks for trying to help me.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Mon May 10, 2021, 03:11 PM

8. Ask on the Firefox forum about this problem

nt

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 03:40 PM

9. Use a different downloader add-in.

I find that periodically, they all fail.

A switch to another usually solves that problem.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #9)

Mon May 10, 2021, 07:35 PM

10. Thanks. What would that be exactly?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #10)

Mon May 10, 2021, 07:54 PM

12. Try one of these.

If your downloader add-on has failed, you can delete it and "add-on" another.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=YouTube%20Downloader

I have a few installed. Sometimes, on a given video, one will work and others won't.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #12)

Mon May 10, 2021, 09:03 PM

13. Most of them seem to be security problems or have risks involved.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #13)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:23 PM

14. Without going any further, the first one on the list is quite adequate.

You have a nice day.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #14)

Mon May 24, 2021, 03:04 PM

19. That did not work. Nothing works. It is within the FF system but their suggestions do not

do anything but eat up my time. However, I do appreciate your suggestion.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #19)

Mon May 24, 2021, 03:10 PM

20. I'm sorry that I could not help you.

I use Firefox exclusively.

Perhaps if you reinstall FF, it will work better.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:57 PM

15. I've been using Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express with Firefox

It just updated today. It adds a "Download" button on YouTube pages.

I also have Video DownloadHelper which will also download YouTube videos, but I had problems with some videos being in formats that I could not view and Download Helper not having a converter for them. I still use it to download videos from other places.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #15)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:23 AM

16. This is why these downloader helpers make me nervous:

"This is an extension asking your permission to tap into Firefox’s inner framework (via APIs) to alter your browser’s behavior. These APIs might ask to read or write data you enter in webpages, read data from or access features on your computer, or alter the settings in your browser."

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 06:14 PM

17. Try To Open In Other Browser

Yeah, I have searched about this issue, many other sites are also suggesting to open youtube with all Browser's add-ons disabled, in your case, it's the safe mode on firefox. You can try other remedies from these articles to solve the problem.

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Response to TyreseAdams (Reply #17)

Fri May 21, 2021, 10:58 AM

18. thank you. I have disabled everything and still not working. Works in other browser & in safe mode.

This occurred after Firefox upgrade so I know it is internal for FF but cannot pinpoint and fix the problem.

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