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SOLVED Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:55 am
by otlichnik73
Hi there, everyone!
Can anyone explain the reason for the video playback issue (Using Firefox on Linux Mint 18 ):
In youtube, message "if playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device"
Rebooting helps for a while, then the issue re-surfaces
After some research so far I have done this:
1. Disabled hardware acceleration in FF
2. In ff's about:config, made sure media.autoplay.enabledvalue is true
Some forums suggest updating NVIDIA driver - how can that be done in Mint?
Cheers!

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:00 am
by catweazel
otlichnik73 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:55 am
Some forums suggest updating NVIDIA driver - how can that be done in Mint?
Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
Enclose the results between [ⅽode] and [/ⅽode] code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 pm
by otlichnik73
Thanks, catweazel here it is
at the moment, there is no issue with playback, do you want me to run the command when the issue is there?

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System:    Host: Lab1 Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3397
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: K01 v02.05 date: 05/07/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27137
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 3: 1596 MHz
           4: 1596 MHz 5: 1596 MHz 6: 1596 MHz 7: 1596 MHz 8: 1596 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-34-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (13.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 451G used: 55G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.46GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 289 Uptime: 17:03 Memory: 2472.3/7851.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:10 pm
by Distorted
i had this same issuse after i installed mint after searching google and different forums, i had to install codecs file after i did that youtube videos played for me .. Go to Software Manager - type codecs in search bar - look for Multimedia Codec - install - Reboot afterwards . Hopefully it works for you as it did for me

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am
by otlichnik73
catweazel wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:00 am


Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
Enclose the results between [ⅽode] and [/ⅽode] code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.
Posted above...

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 am
by catweazel
otlichnik73 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am
Posted above...
In a terminal: sudo apt install mint-meta-codecs

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:59 pm
by otlichnik73
catweazel wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 am
otlichnik73 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am
Posted above...
In a terminal: sudo apt install mint-meta-codecs
Thanks, but I already installed those:

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
mint-meta-codecs is already the newest version (2017.06.25).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  alien at debugedit libev4 libllvm5.0 libllvm5.0:i386 librpmbuild3
  librpmsign3 libxcb-dpms0 libxcb-xinerama0 lsb-core lsb-security mokutil
  ncurses-term pax rpm
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 6 not to upgrade.
The hard thing is, the problem is intermittent; it is OK at the moment, but once in a while I am forced to reboot...

Re: Youtube Video Playback Issue

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:26 pm
by otlichnik73
catweazel wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 am
otlichnik73 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am
Posted above...
In a terminal: sudo apt install mint-meta-codecs
G'day again catweazel - did you have any other suggestions for your fellow Mint user Aussie?
Tah!