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
You are not alone. Everyone has or had this issue recently. Upgrade FireFox and then Adobe Flash player and cross your fingers.
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.
Adobe flash an firefox had updates this weekend....
May work for ya.
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. :)
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.
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.
You must think in Russian!
Thank you for this post!!! I have been watching a grainy nfl sunday ticket on firefox. Internet Explorer is much better quality.