YouTube videos working in TenFourFox

This struck me as odd because I thought you couldn’t do anything thing flash related in TenFourFox and required some other browser such as WebKit for those functionalities.

So I had just got up and was checking the regular facebook/email/news thing with a cup of coffee on my desk. Scrolling through facebook (which only works right for me in TenFourFox, WebKit refueses to load everything besides the search bar) and in this Abandoned Car group someone shares a 1967 Shelby found in Death Valley, so I open the link up and see a little article about it and a youtube video with pictures. Not thinking anything of it, I click play and the video loads and then I look up top and see that I’m in TFF.

To see what the deal was, I went to youtube and pulled up a Power Mac G5 intro video, which worked but the load circle remanded to spin during the video, and pause/play didn’t work. Go to the address bar and go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 and then request the HTML5 player. Now watching the same video I can actually pause the video and there is no more load circle. But, I still haven’t found out why. Ok, time to see if any flash thing would work with TFF, so I go to OOKLA’s speedtest.net and sure enough I get the message I need flash. So what’s next to try out? Take a look at the Addon’s for TFF. Surprising, again I have no Extensions, the stock Theme, and no plugins. Maybe something to do with MacTubes? Even trashing MacTubes the videos still seem to play fine inside of TFF. By now I’m lost. Maybe because I have webkit open something between the two is letting this happen? Nope. Still seems to work.

However there may be one last thing, I just installed Quicktime 7.7 and I can’t recall if I installed the Quicktime enabler for TenFourFox. I do recall installing the MacTubes enabler. I’ll be looking into this more when I get some time!

 

Update: I did go and install the QuickTimeEnabler which was not previously installed and now shows up in TFF’s addon manager. Really no clue to how it’s working, but my MDD will be getting a fresh new install of Leopard later today so I will do some more testing!

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One Response to YouTube videos working in TenFourFox

  1. Jonas Kvale says:

    Yes, I’ve noticed that too! When post a link to a youtube video on another page, it plays fine!

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