TenFourBox and YouTube

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29 May, 2019 04:02 PM

I have the mp4 enabler installed and YouTube works fine with TenFourFox.


When trying to set up a dedicated FoxBox for YouTube, I get the "old" Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available (ref html5)

How to address this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 30 May, 2019 12:19 AM

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    If you check the box to prevent the site detecting you're not using a normal browser and regenerate the foxbox, does that fix it?

  2. 2 Posted by Ebo on 30 May, 2019 06:50 PM

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    I threw out the original FoxBox and created a new one being sure to check the box as mentioned. Same problem. In my TenFourFox app, I can play html5 no problem. I have the mp4 enabler and correct files in my library.

  3. 3 Posted by Justa..Freeman on 08 Jun, 2019 04:12 PM

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    no more ideas??

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 08 Jun, 2019 09:13 PM

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    I cannot reproduce the problem. When I create a FoxBox for YT with all default settings it works just fine, playing VP9 per default (mp4 enabler is installed, but YT prefers web.m for Firefox; to get mp4 you need to disable web.m in the browser or FoxBox's prefs).

    What's the video URL of the specific video you were trying to watch when making the screenshot you attached?

    Try making a YT FoxBox with this URL as the start page:
    What does it say about the supported formats? (see screenshot for what I'm getting).

  5. 5 Posted by Justa..Freeman on 10 Jun, 2019 03:39 PM

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    Hi Chris:

    Snapshot attached. You can see some formats indicate not supported.
    I am using Feature Parity Release 9 (TenFourFox) and TenFourFoxBox
    v1.0.1 (1.0.1)
    I do not find any place to "disable web.m" either in TenFourFox or FoxBox.

    Some additional info:
    Hardware Overview:

       Machine Name: Power Mac G5
       Machine Model: PowerMac11,2
       CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
       Number Of CPUs: 2
       CPU Speed: 2 GHz
       L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
       Memory: 8.5 GB
       Bus Speed: 1 GHz
       Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1
       Serial Number: G86150G7UUY

  6. 6 Posted by Justa..Freeman on 10 Jun, 2019 03:43 PM

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    This page loads fine in my TenFourFox browser...
    does NOT in FoxBox


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 10 Jun, 2019 04:55 PM

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    Before we do anything else: Please close all FoxBoxes and update TFF to FPR 14. I still don't know why VP9 is disabled in your FoxBox, but H.264 cannot even work in FPR 9 technically regardless if it's disabled or not.

  8. 8 Posted by Justa..Freeman on 10 Jun, 2019 06:44 PM

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    TenFourBox worked right away after upgrading to FPR14.
    Thanks so much!!

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