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Molly's claim that "new Firefox doesn't do video"?

by punterjoe / March 14, 2008 8:41 PM PDT

It was just a throwaway comment, but I wondered if she was mentioning something I encountered - and easily got around.
I'm trying out the Firefox3 beta & encountered a "need plugin" msg for Flash video. The browser would not dl & install the plugin... so I went directly to the adobe web page, manually dl'd flash and installed it from the desktop. Next time I opened Firefox3, flash worked fine.
That was my experience. Your mileage may vary.

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Nice workaround, but...
by Slikkster / March 14, 2008 10:00 PM PDT

The average "Joe" probably wouldn't know to do that. When I say average Joe, I always use the "Mom and Pop" test: would your folks know to do this? In most cases, the answer would be no. But it is good to know you did find a solution for now.

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Then again, FF3 is still beta for a reason...
by punterjoe / March 15, 2008 11:24 PM PDT

I would never recommend my relatives or luddite friends use a beta app - except from Google who seems to have a different definition of beta Happy
Molly is no average user. If she can't solve a problem, she's surrounded by an army of folks who can. I'd be surprised if her problem hasn't been solved by now. I only hope her issue was as easy to fix as mine.
As for the folks talking about other plugin issues, I'm with you. Most of my old V2 plugins don't yet work under the V3 beta either. That's why I keep an "old" copy of FF2 on another desktop.

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FF3RC4 is tempting but...
by Owyn / March 15, 2008 6:51 AM PDT

some of my extensions are still lagging.

I will live with the slower speed and memory leaks in FF2 for now. Usability wins over performance.

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FF3B5 still has extensions problems
by Owyn / April 2, 2008 8:02 AM PDT

Just ran a quick test on the just released Firefox 3 Beta 5.

Still unusable for me due to unsupported extensions.

Only 2 of my 10 FF2 extensions are supported in FF3, and, one of them ended up breaking in FF2 after installing FF3B5. No big. I just un-installed it and re-installed in FF2.

Slick, fast, full of promise and not yet ready for daily use.

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Molly's claim that "new Firefox doesn't do video"?
by wizkids32 / March 15, 2008 7:15 AM PDT

No she said it was broken and wasn't working wright at all.

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by al409 / March 16, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

I hit the same sorts of problems with FF3B earlier this week- where at apparent random- flash video would fail to play- I did not get any prompt to download Flash- and as a Flash Dev- I shouldn't have- The solution was usually to restart Firefox- though this was a temporary fix- It lasted me until later this week- When I believe that fixes were released in the daily update.

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