Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Octopuss » 2020-02-17, 19:14

What I don't understand is why Pornhub doesn't work even when I set useragent to Firefox compatibility in the settings.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-02-17, 19:47

user88818 wrote:
2020-02-16, 01:18
beeg is dead in pale moon.
The videos at beeg.com plays just fine in the latest unstable, so at least, that particular issue seems to be resolved! :)

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by user88818 » 2020-02-18, 06:53

latest unstable ? I've never heard anything like that before so I think I know what you mean though. Are you saying that there is a beta or something like that from pale moon. I'm going to assume yeah so I'll go take a look I don't know where but I'll look anyway.

I really appreciate your advice so thanks for that.

Well off to try to find out what you mean I'll go see if there's a beta are what they call unstable just to look

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-02-18, 09:22

You'll find it from the front page (Download > Pale Moon > Unstable versions).
If you're going to use it, then you should grab one of the portable builds.
Otherwise, it will interfere with the profile of your installed version.
It's called "unstable" for a reason!

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-02-18, 09:47

Don't recommend people run unstable versions.
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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Moonchild » 2020-02-18, 10:27

We've said this many times before...
The unstable channel is really only for people who are willing to help development and have at least some technical knowledge to know how to deal with pre-release software in active development that can break at any time. No testing is performed beyond basic buildability before unstables are released. Some versions might not even start.
So please, don't recommend that people run unstable versions, especially if they never heard of it before.
While it may relieve the "I need it NOW!!!11!" urge to do so, it's better to inform people that the next milestone that we are actively working on will almost certainly solve the issue.
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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by therube » 2020-02-18, 11:59

Off-topic:
While it may relieve the "I need it NOW!!!11!" urge
And I thought that was what pornhub was for ;-).

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Moonchild » 2020-02-18, 12:18

Off-topic:
therube wrote:
2020-02-18, 11:59
While it may relieve the "I need it NOW!!!11!" urge
And I thought that was what pornhub was for ;-).
You, sir, make a fine point :)
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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-02-18, 14:24

Moonchild wrote:
2020-02-18, 10:27
please, don't recommend that people run unstable versions
Actually, I didn't.
But point taken!..
I'll refer to things beeing fixed for upcoming versions instead, from now on.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Moonchild » 2020-02-18, 17:01

Off-topic:
Tomaso wrote:
2020-02-18, 14:24
Actually, I didn't.
Not literally no, but in general mentioning the unstable and that's resolved there (= "solution") and not mentioning that the unstable is actually, you know, unstable (I know it should be obvious by the name) and isn't recommended for daily use, will for most people count as a "you should go do this to magically solve your problem" recommendation.
It's just something you have to be very careful about, especially for new users.
Any users on the unstable channel that shouldn't be using an unstable development product and likely don't know what to do if/when it breaks will just give (1) extra need for support and (2) might lead to a bad impression of the browser (and resulting abandonment and/or bad PR)
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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Ziko577 » 2020-03-14, 01:34

This problem is back again. The IE 11 agent isn't doing anything. The other sites seem fine for now.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by therube » 2020-03-14, 12:52

Try a different UA override (general.useragent.override.pornhub.com).

This works: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0 SeaMonkey/2.53.2


(Oh, & I'm sure you could drop the SeaMonkey part ;-), & bump the 60's to 74.0 or whatever.)

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-03-14, 13:53

therube wrote:
2020-03-14, 12:52
This works: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0 SeaMonkey/2.53.2
Nope, not at my end.
They're probably in the process of rolling out a major site update.
Depending on your location, a simple UA override might solve the problem for a short while, but I think the problem runs deeper!

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by letmeindude » 2020-03-14, 14:42

Tomaso wrote:
2020-03-14, 13:53
therube wrote:
2020-03-14, 12:52
This works: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0 SeaMonkey/2.53.2
Nope, not at my end.
It works if you disable uBlock, they even have:
"If you are having issues with video playback, please try disabling Adblock, contact Adblock support to fix the issue or purchase Pornhub Premium"

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-03-14, 14:46

letmeindude wrote:
2020-03-14, 14:42
It works if you disable uBlock
We might need another rule in uBO's "Legacy" filter then.
I'll look into it..

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-03-14, 14:55

This is the problem rule (found in 'uBlock filters'):

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pornhub.*,pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion##+js(abort-on-property-read.js, HTMLElement.prototype.attachShadow)
Disabling it like this, fixes the playback issue (in combination with a UA override)!:

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pornhub.*,pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion#@#+js(abort-on-property-read.js, HTMLElement.prototype.attachShadow)
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EDIT:
This also forces the need for some additional blocking rules.
Give these a try:

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pornhub.*,pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion##.alpha
pornhub.*,pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion##div[style="float:none"]
If everything works out, I'll request for these rules to be added to 'uBlock filters - Legacy'.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Ziko577 » 2020-03-14, 18:32

The override failed to work altogether so it must be an adblock issue. The original UA worked fine when I disabled uBlock so it must be the filters need a quick update. You're right about the list thing. I just disabled the uBlock Filters list and it just loaded fine. I'll wait for the update to fix this mess.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Tomaso » 2020-03-14, 19:08

Ziko577 wrote:
2020-03-14, 18:32
I'll wait for the update to fix this mess.
Read my previous post.
For such an update to happen, the rules which I posted needs to be properly tested first.
Preferably by Pale Moon users who are familar with the site, knows which elements should be shown, and how things should genrally work.
To test my rules, simply add all three of them to uBO's "My filters", and then proceed to test the site's usability.
Afterwards, you can report back here.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

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Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Post by Octopuss » 2020-03-17, 13:04

Still doesn't work here. What filter are we talking about? Oh and I use Ublock Origin, not Legacy (whatever that is).

The IE11 override does though.

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