You may have faced issues with HTML5 on Mozilla Firefox. Firefox’s HTML5 support is overall good, but it doesn’t support all the features needed to play videos on YouTube if the Adobe Flash Player isn’t installed.
In Firefox, HTML5 can be enabled for video support to play the HTML5 video streams without the Flash player. In this article, we have given the instructions on how you can do it.
Also, check out this article on what to do when you are unable to play video in Google Drive.
Why HTML5 Videos Don’t Stream On Firefox?
To play the videos on YouTube or in other words the HTML5 videos, the Media Source Extensions feature is required in Firefox. This feature however is disabled by default. So, when the Adobe Flash player isn’t installed, Firefox can’t play the HTML5 videos.
This issue can easily be resolved by enabling the Media Source Extensions so that Firefox gets the advanced HTML5 video support.
Firefox Html5 Enable To Support Videos
To enable Html5 on Firefox follow the steps given below:
- First, open the Mozilla Firefox.
- Next, paste the following command in the search bar and press Enter:
- A page with a warning “Proceed with Caution” will appear on your screen. Select the “Accept the Risk and Continue” option.
- Now locate the search box present there, and type mediasource in it. The media.mediasource.enabled parameter will appear on your screen.
- Double-click on the media.mediasource.enabled parameter. This will turn its value true from false.
- Finally, restart Firefox.
Get A The Html5 Player For Firefox
Another method you can use to play HTML5 videos on Firefox is to install add-on video players, from the Mozilla Firefox store, that supports HTML5. There are plenty of such extensions available. Visit their store and look for the extension or add-ons that you prefer.
So, there you have it. Now in Firefox HTML5 enable easily by yourself using the above instructions. Leave your comment below sharing your thoughts on this article.