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Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-14, 01:33
by YeahIHaveNoShame
Hello, i'll just get right to it. Pornhub videos no longer play, the player is just a black screen. The rest of the site seems ok, I can see the thumbnail previews and the like. This issue doesn't happen anywhere else, Xvideos, Youjizz, Youtube etc all play fine with no issues. Firefox Nightly, Chrome, or Edge have the Pornhub issue either. I have tried disabling addons, removing addons, reinstalling the latest palemoon from scratch, safe mode, but nothing works, Pornhub just will not play. Any ideas? Thank you.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-14, 08:48
by satrow
If you're desperate, View page info source and scroll down to ~line 55 or so: <meta name="twitter:player" content="hxxps://www DOT pornhub DOT com/embed/xxxxxxxxxxx"> copy the Twitter URL and paste it to play.

No, I don't know the tech reason why it doesn't play from the full page.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-14, 13:55
by therube
This UA (override) will give you a different player (& a totally different web page look) & allow playback:

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; Xbox; Xbox One) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome 46.0.2486.0 Safari/537.36 Edge/13.10553

The "twitter:" parts do look to be "Twitter" (whatever that is), aka Twitter Cards.

If that part of the code is what is being used, guessing that if similar code is used on other sites, that video there too will be broken for PM (& SeaMonkey) users.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-14, 14:37
by roytam1
old good IE11 user agent seems working:

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 08:46
by user88818
I'm in the mists of geniuses… Okay everything's fixed thanks to you guys

Do you have a fix for beeg.com it always had a really nice user interface. It went dead quite a while ago with pale moon. It looks like pale moon somehow cannot keep up with other browsers in reasons I don't know... Other browsers work but me I am loyal to pale moon.. Trying to be

I tried the user agents listed with no luck… But then again I don't know anything about this.

Thanks for the fix for pornhub

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 09:46
by satrow
user88818 wrote:
2020-02-15, 08:46
I tried the user agents listed with no luck… But then again I don't know anything about this.
Another workaround: page info, media tab, click Icon column until video is on top and highlight it - play from there. Again, no clue about the cause.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 12:10
by John connor
Yep, I can confirm now that Pornhub is broken. Da faq?!



roytam1 wrote:
2020-02-14, 14:37
old good IE11 user agent seems working:

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko
Thanks. This works using my UAControl add-on.

Crazy thing is that sites not listed in UAControl see: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:72.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/72.0

Now why the fuck would they block that UA?

This UA sniffing BS needs to end. Sick of this crap. No wonder Google is caping their UA.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 12:15
by Moonchild
John connor wrote:
2020-02-15, 12:10
Now why the fuck would they block that UA?
The are probably not blocking it, but instead treating that UA like "current Chrome" (and expecting to be able to use the plethora of Chrome-isms) because Firefox 72 isn't far away from being Blink in how it operates these days.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 12:26
by yereverluvinuncleber
Well, I just tried it when looking for my own particular fetish, ie rubber tubes and hobnob biscuits (my needs are quite specific) and it worked just fine. No particular settings for PM.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 12:38
by therube
@satrow, Is that actually working for you?

Wouldn't the video NOT be there until it is "seen", in some manner or the other, on the page?
And as is the case, by default, in PM, the video is not "seen", so nothing (video related) would be showing up in the Media tab?

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 12:40
by jars_
That is enough to work as before :thumbup:

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user_pref("general.useragent.override.phcdn.com", "Chrome");
user_pref("general.useragent.override.pornhub.com", "Chrome");

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 13:04
by therube
Thinking, in this case, only pornhub.com should be needed.
The cdn is simply where the content is stored & not likely it would care about a UA.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 13:11
by satrow
therube wrote:
2020-02-15, 12:38
@satrow, Is that actually working for you?
Yes, I ran a quick check before posting.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 13:33
by therube
Are you on Linux?

Windows here, & all I see are Background, Icon, & Image types.
(Using default UA Mode: Gecko Compatibility.)
Oh, never mind.
You're right.

I was simply looking for a "Video" type, but in this case, it is shown as "Image".

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 13:49
by therube
You're right.
Not sure now?
Another workaround: page info, media tab, click Icon column until video is on top and highlight it - play from there. Again, no clue about the cause.
Icon column?

Not seeing an Icon column?
I'm seeing; Address, Type, Size, Count, Alternate Text.

until video is on top?
What I did (above) was to copy all that turned up in Media, throw that into Vim, & search for /video.
That turned up something like https://www.p0rnhub.com/view_video.php? ... 97cdbceff8, & with that, I'm think, OK, you're right. But at that point, I didn't realize that that was just a link to the page itself & not to the video. So opening that link, simply opened the page again, which, by default does not play video.

play from there?
How? Do you mean to copy the Address & paste it into a tab/window?

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 14:10
by satrow
therube wrote:
2020-02-15, 13:49
Another workaround: page info, media tab, click Icon column until video is on top and highlight it - play from there. Again, no clue about the cause.
Check the post I quoted, it was about beeg.com.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 14:20
by therube
Oh, OK.
In that case, with beeg, the video actually does load & does actually play - you just can't see it.
And since it does play, it can then be found in the Media tab.

Thanks.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 17:50
by Tomaso
At beeg.com, I see a lot of Strict-Transport-Security errors in the console.
Unchecking Pale Moon's "Enable Strict Transport Security" option doesn't help though..
In fact, it never does, and the console errors always remain!
Is there a problem with this feature, preventing users from properly disabling it, or am I simply misunderstanding how it works (most likely)?

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-15, 18:43
by Moonchild
Tomaso wrote:
2020-02-15, 17:50
am I simply misunderstanding how it works
You are.

The fact that you have enabled or disabled it for your use has nothing to do with the console informing you of actual errors in the headers.

Re: Pornhub videos don't play anymore.

Posted: 2020-02-16, 01:18
by user88818
okay my browser can't go everywhere... What gets me is Internet Explorer is in my computer hasn't been updated ever and it works everywhere. Every time I have a problem I use it to test the website.. That is the only time I use it. I just wonder why something so not updated ever can work so well it's like nobody ever paid any attention to it. Puzzling to me anyway. really I think I do know the answer it's completely political whatever that means

A browser should play anything. I guess websites and browser is a political battle it really shouldn't be. What's the point of having the net if everybody goes off on a wild tangent.

Anyway I'm still a big fan of pale moon... And I love the way people try to fix it.. beeg is dead in pale moon. The website had a nice interface it operated unique.. Oh well

if I learn more about this browser hopefully I can give more help to others,, have given some support . Great place to learn

thanks