The video requires the QuickTime plugin. TenFourFox does not
You may be able to get the video to play by installing
the QuickTime Enabler for TenFourFox, right-clicking the video, and
selecting Open Media in QuickTime. However, this doesn't work for
certain types of video, and may not work for protected media.
Thank you Cameron. I think I get it. I assumed that because the file was a quicktime movie that it would automatically play. I think that this is what happens with qt enabler playing youtube videos. Doesn't it play the file in quicktime somehow? Any way, I am really pleased to be using tenfourfox and getting the updated features of firefox- especially improved security. I have kept a separate profile set up for firefox solely for watching videos requiring a plug in.
If the video is playing inside of the browser itself, then you
are actually using the browser's built-in decoders, not QuickTime.
When you go to a YouTube page, if the video has a WebM version
(most do), then TenFourFox will play the WebM version using its
built-in decoder. This is true, in fact, for any WebM video.
The QuickTime Enabler opens the video in QuickTime Player
outside of the browser.
Thanks for your reply, Cameron. If apple is asking me to install
quicktime to view the file, does this mean that an installation of
quicktime automatically installs a plug in that the website will
utilise in the browser (such as safari or firefox)? Even though an
issue like this is a small problem, I think that the improved
features offered by tenfourfox make it a worthwhile choice. I simply
open firefox with a different profile to watch video content not
handled by tenfourfox. Well done, and thankyou to the developers and
volunteers like yourself!
Yes, that's exactly what happens. The standard QuickTime
installation installs the QuickTime plugin. However, this
should be on your Mac already. If it isn't playing in
Firefox either, it may be accidentally disabled or improperly