HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

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HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

Post by jb56claw » 2019-12-01, 23:58

A lot of Youtube videos won't play, with this error msg:

Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.
Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

When I click the link I see:

That's right! Your browser is up-to-date, which means you can use YouTube's latest features.
Enjoy Youtube
Get the latest browsers Opera Firefox Chrome. (Has links)

I am running OpenSuse Leap 15.1 fully updated, and PM 28.7.2 64 bit with the HTML5 Media Tuner 1.2.3
Disabling the Media Tuner makes no difference. I also run ABL, and disabling it makes no difference.

Example:
On you tube I search: The Miracle Workers Wild Thing. This just an example.

NOTE: this is a video of the band playing The Troggs song from a tribute album to the Troggs.

Any help, much appreciated.

TIA,

jb

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Re: HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

Post by coffeebreak » 2019-12-02, 03:19

jb56claw wrote:
2019-12-01, 23:58
Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.
What are your Video MSE settings in Preferences -> Content ?

They should look like this:
MSE-prefs.png

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Re: HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

Post by adesh » 2019-12-02, 19:00

I think on Linux all boxes should be checked. That is what I have by default.

jb56claw,
Can you play videos on other websites? Did you modify the user agent override for Youtube?

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Re: HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

Post by coffeebreak » 2019-12-02, 19:59

adesh wrote:
2019-12-02, 19:00
I think on Linux all boxes should be checked. That is what I have by default.
I had no idea. Thank you for mentioning it.

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Re: HTML5 Problem with Youtube videos

Post by stevepusser » 2019-12-02, 23:28

Since PM is using your system's libavcodec for the video playback, is it possible that openSUSE is providing you a crippled ffmpeg with some critical codecs disabled, for fear of legal threats?

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