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Re: Firefox no longer able to play videos on Facebook




On 2018-10-02 08:37 +0100, Brad Rogers wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 09:17:52 +0200
> Per Dalgas Jakobsen <pdj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hello Per,
>
>>Until a few days ago, Firefox played videos on Facebook without issues, 
>
> v52 is too old.  IDK whether it's being blocked, or sites are using
> features not available in v52.  This issue affects not only FB, but also
> Spotify and an increasing number of other sites.

This has nothing to do with those sites, the issue is that Firefox 52 is
not compatible with FFmpeg 4.0 (libavcodec58).  As a result, there is no
H.264 support which breaks video playback on numerous sites.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=906897
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=909722
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1435212

Cheers,
       Sven