Windows 10: Youtube not working correctly using Firefox Solved

  1.    15 Sep 2016 #1

    Youtube not working correctly using Firefox

    Laptop Lenovo Ideapad 300 Windows 10.
    Youtube works perfectly using Internet Explorer. But using Firefox youtube will not play unless I hit pause
    and then play. It's weird but I don't think it's on my end. I started with the basics in disabling all FF addons
    to no avail. I even booted an external USB cloned hard drive I made last week or so when FF youtube was working.
    But even this cloned drive does the same thing. Open youtube, choose a clip, it sits there looking stupid for a few
    seconds and then says to reset and try again at which time I hit pause/play and it goes merrily on its way.
    Besides using a cloned drive I downloaded a couple older versions of FF also to no avail. I'm using FF 40.0.2.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       15 Sep 2016 #2

    Why do not you update Firefox? Version 40 is a year old, version 49 is already out.
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  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    As stated, update to latest Firefox, then go to Adobe Flash Player Install for all versions download the latest Flash Player
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  4.    15 Sep 2016 #4

    Sorry for the typo but I was running version 48.0.2 (not 40.0.2). Now I have 49.0b10 with same results.
    If you followed the op, isn't it weird my cloned system from last week did work but is doing same thing now?
    Click pause, then play and away it goes as it should. Am I being picky? Well, yes. I expect it to work correctly.
    Thanks for the responses.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       16 Sep 2016 #5

    If you have any extensions installed, disable all of them and check. Try youtube using Firefox Portable as well.
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  6.    16 Sep 2016 #6

    I had the latest version of Flash until it was upgraded again about an hour ago.
    As stated above I disabled all FF add-ons which are plugins and extensions.
    This is so weird and I am not a novice. With a computer and networking engineering background I must say
    I'm stumped. I booted a cloned drive that worked when I did that but has same prob now. Funny.
    Not life or death but I'm not one to leave things dangling. I will get to the bottom eventually and will advise.
    Just for grins I may put an older drive with W7 just to appease my puny mind.
    Thanks for your input.
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  7.    20 Sep 2016 #7

    No one can help as much as I can help myself.
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