Firefox - doesn't always load vids

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jon08, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    What the hell is wrong with Firefox... It's like on some pages it won't always load all the content (esp. the posted YouTube vids or other type of vids on the site). An example is this website:

    Sometimes it will load everything fine, sometimes it will LEAVE certain vids OUT. It's really annoying and not even Refresh will help. I've been experiencing it for a couple of weeks now. Just a couple of days ago I decided to delete the entire Firefox (AppZapper) and removed everything by Firefox from my MBP. Then I installed it anew and the problem still appears quite frequently. What kind of BS is this?! It's driving me crazy. I remember it also happened at times when I was on Safari, and then I decided to switch back to Firefox because it seemed to work whenever I tried the same page in Firefox (after Safari didn't load all the vids). But now I'm experiencing the reversed situation - it WILL load in Safari whenever it failed to load everything in FF. To hell with it...

    On the left is a screenshot of the thing Firefox DIDN'T load and next to that pic is how it was SUPPOSED to LOAD (using Safari).

    Please help! (Btw, I'm using v. 3.5.1)

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  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Try to upgrade your router firmware.

    In Firefox, browse to about:config

    network.http.pipelining true
    network.http.max-connections to 8
    network.http.max-connections-per-server to 3
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    the specific video in that section apparently is not embedded using standard <embed> tag, while other vids in the page are.

    That might be where the problem is.

    not working
  4. qsoundrich macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    I've started having this problem with embedded videos on Firefox 3.5. The upgrade must have caused a few issues. I would recommend sticking with 3.0.
  5. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Hm, but why would it work fine in Safari tho?
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    each browser has their own tolerance of misused tags, they are sometimes overlap, they might be different in size, this just happen to be a case where safari's tolerance is higher than firefox's.
  7. ikos macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    the website you mentioned is working fine for me with Firefox.

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