Have you noticed that Firefox now blocks Adobe’s Flash automatically. Yesterday, Faceboook’s head of security had asked for expiry date of Flash, and today joining the chore, Mozilla supported by starting blocking Flash for the users who are its latest update.
So, people who are stuck with Flash with YouTube will not be able watch videos anymore. Here is a simple solution for those users. For a long while ago, YouTube has adopted to HTML5. With this new web protocol, the new medium to interact with the content was born. Many of the YouTube vidoes can be played using HTML5 video player, and don’t worry about any new download or any extension or plugin, just update your web browser to latest version, as all the major web browsers supports HTML5.
Here is how you can request YouTube to play videos with HTML5 video player.
1. Goto https://www.youtube.com/html5 and enable it.
2. Maybe a restart would be helpful for it to activate completely.
and clarification from Firefox regarding blocking of Flash content.
To be clear, Flash is only blocked until Adobe releases a version which isn’t being actively exploited by publicly known vulnerabilities.
— Mark Schmidt (@MarkSchmidty) July 14, 2015