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Firefox Technical Question

Posted on 10/02/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT by Sprite518

Technical question for anyone.

I have noticed anytime I try to watch a video from Fox News that it will either not load or take a real long time if I load it in Firefox. However, if I use Internet Explorer, then there are no issues. Ditto on ESPN. Therefore, whenever I want to watch a video on one of these two sites I have to go to Internet Explorer to watch. Oh and these two sites never have an issue with Internet explorer?

Every other video web site I go to have no problem loading it in Firefox.

Do I just need to send an email to Firefox or what?

Here are my computer specs... Just in case

Windows 7 Professional Intel Core i5 chip 64 Bit 8 GB RAM 2.5 TBs HD


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: firefox; fox; media; news
Any help would be Great thanks.
1 posted on 10/02/2011 6:54:15 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

What version of Firefox are you running? I’d recommend updating to 7.0.1, which will trigger the update to the current version of Adobe Flash, which does work well with Firefox 7.0.1.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 6:58:00 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Sprite518

Its not really a firefox issue but more with the player being used to display the video. You might try to update flash.

I’ve had the same problem before with Fox and updating firefox and the media player solved the problem.


3 posted on 10/02/2011 6:59:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sprite518

Hi. I’m running Firefox 3.6 on XP without problems. My first thought is to uninstall/reinstall Flash. In add/remove programs, uninstall Adobe flash with Firefox off. Then in Firefox, go to adobe.com and download the latest flash. Follow instructions. It will show you if you installed it correctly. Then try Fox & ESPN.


4 posted on 10/02/2011 7:00:01 AM PDT by eens (beware the errors of Russia)
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To: Sprite518

which site? I also recommend firefox 7.01


5 posted on 10/02/2011 7:00:11 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: RayChuang88

Yes I have version 7.0.1 and thanks for replying.

Wondering if one of my “Add ons” is blocking it?


6 posted on 10/02/2011 7:01:03 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

You are not alone. Everyone has or had this issue recently. Upgrade FireFox and then Adobe Flash player and cross your fingers.


7 posted on 10/02/2011 7:02:20 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: driftdiver

Okay think I will give that a try. Thanks!


8 posted on 10/02/2011 7:03:35 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: eens

Will do thanks


9 posted on 10/02/2011 7:04:25 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Mount Athos

Just videos only on Fox News and ESPN.


10 posted on 10/02/2011 7:05:07 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

I have always had problems with FoxNews videos (XP machine, various browsers).

I discovered that, if I run a browser in private or stealth mode, the videos do tend to load.

I use QTWeb as a small footprint, quick loading browser for videos. I also found that Chrome usually loads video better.

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The newer versions of Firefox might work. With v5, general videos on various websites did seem to improve. Firefox is already up to v7 with v8 coming shortly.

Yesterday I had to dump v7 on my XP and return to v6. Firefox is still a memory hog, but v7 was released to improve memory. Duh! It made things worse. v5 and v6 both seem to handle Firefox more smoothly.


11 posted on 10/02/2011 7:06:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Firefox v5 has some significant security problems.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 7:09:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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You can try to update Java (java.com), Flash and ensure your Microsoft updates are current. But then again, I’d just recommend going with Internet Explorer.......


13 posted on 10/02/2011 7:14:38 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Sprite518

Adobe flash an firefox had updates this weekend....

May work for ya.


14 posted on 10/02/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Mount Athos

Does Firefox 7.01 have “unresponsive script” problems like the older versions?


15 posted on 10/02/2011 7:16:18 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Sprite518

I had problems with FF and all videos, so I switched to Opera. Much better. (I believe the problem was the plugincontainer exe that FF uses.)
The only thing I’ve noticed so far is that Fox videos still don’t perform.
But wait a few hours and it’s all on youtube. :)


16 posted on 10/02/2011 7:18:00 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t have any problems, but I don’t remember having problems with earlier versions either


17 posted on 10/02/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sprite518

If online video won’t play, disable any ad blocker ware you have in FF for that site.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 7:26:01 AM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Sprite518

Another option, besides the excellent ones already offered by others, would be to install the IETab Firefox plug-in and configure it to always load Fox News URLs in IETab.

IETab loads pages into a copy of IE embedded directly into the Firefox browser. I consider it a “must have” for all Firefox installations because there are still many sites out there that simply work better in IE.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 7:27:42 AM PDT by StonyMan451 (As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Sprite518

I think the issue may be that IE begins to play the stream immediately while continuing the load in the background, while FF loads the whole stream before starting to play.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 7:30:57 AM PDT by vajimbo
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To: Sprite518

Check your task manager to see if plugin-container.exe is running. It’s a flash stability manager in the latest versions of firefox.

I was killing mine in the task manager before I understood what it did.


21 posted on 10/02/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Cain/Rubio?)
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To: driftdiver

Problem solved! Thanks that worked!

I had everything updated and now it works.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 7:41:20 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Kirkwood

I just updated everything and now it works. Thank goodness!


23 posted on 10/02/2011 7:44:26 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: free_life

All I needed to do was update my add ons and now it works.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 7:45:22 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

glad to hear it, it is really annoying when stuff like that occurs.


25 posted on 10/02/2011 7:47:23 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sprite518

Glad to hear it.


26 posted on 10/02/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Sprite518

You must think in Russian!


27 posted on 10/02/2011 8:21:13 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Sprite518
Glad to hear it's all fixed. I have a love-hate relationship with updates. Adobe keeps sending them, Firefox, too.

Why can't we have a government update? Crash, reinstall, and the deficit goes back to zero!

28 posted on 10/02/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT by eens (beware the errors of Russia)
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To: Sprite518
Fierfox works much better than IE9. I can't figure out how to attach Flash to IE9. I can't figure out the geekese instructions. I should never updated IE7 and tried to fix it. IE9 hangs, locks up, is quite slow and not worth having.
29 posted on 10/02/2011 9:53:54 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Sprite518

Thank you for this post!!! I have been watching a grainy nfl sunday ticket on firefox. Internet Explorer is much better quality.


30 posted on 10/02/2011 12:21:13 PM PDT by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist then so can I.)
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