Skip to comments.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
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.
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.
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.
which site? I also recommend firefox 7.01
Yes I have version 7.0.1 and thanks for replying.
Wondering if one of my “Add ons” is blocking it?
You are not alone. Everyone has or had this issue recently. Upgrade FireFox and then Adobe Flash player and cross your fingers.
Okay think I will give that a try. Thanks!
Will do thanks
Just videos only on Fox News and ESPN.
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.
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.
Firefox v5 has some significant security problems.
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.......
Adobe flash an firefox had updates this weekend....
May work for ya.
Does Firefox 7.01 have “unresponsive script” problems like the older versions?
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. :)
I don’t have any problems, but I don’t remember having problems with earlier versions either
If online video won’t play, disable any ad blocker ware you have in FF for that site.
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.
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.
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