Firefox consistently inconsistent in the playing of videos

Edwin L. Culp W. edwinlculp at
Sun Aug 21 21:46:41 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Carmel <carmel_ny at> wrote:
> I am trying to figure out why some video files play fine while others
> simply do not work at all. This would be the latest example:

I'm running FreeBSD 9.0-BETA1 #22: Sun Aug 21 05:16:20 CDT 2011 with
512 Aug 18 07:39 amd64 and  /var/db/pkg/firefox-6.0,1 and this plays
perfectly.  Maybe the difference between 8.0 and 9.  So this probably
doesn't help much.   I've got a 7.4-STABLE i386 at the office that I
will install it on and test it tomorrow.  It is running 5 now.  I
would probably use csup and then portmaster to update my ports and
friends, just to try and keep these things in order.



> It works fine on a Windows machine with IE (no surprise there);
> however, using Firefox 6.0 on FreeBSD-8.2 it simply will not work. Some
> other videos from the same site do work correctly though.
> This phenomena has happened to me several times on several different
> sites. I have contacted a few sites to see if I could get some
> assistance. I was informed by the few who bothered to reply that they
> test their material against IE and Firefox run under Windows. One
> responder informed me that testing against non-windows architecture was
> not a viable option due to the extreme fragmentation of the
> non-windows community.
> Anyway, I was hoping that perhaps someone might have a working solution
> for this predicament.
> --
> Carmel ✌
> carmel_ny at
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