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Posts posted by msfntor

  1. 11 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

    Well, SM 2.49.5 (last for XP) doesn't, anyway. You either have to install Adobe Primetime or copy some DLL's from one of @roytam1 browsers.

    We had a bit of an adventure trying to figure this out in the original (now closed) thread, but we eventually did figure it out, and we now have two ways to play HTML5 videos in SM 2.49.5.

    Note: That only applies to Windows XP. On newer Windows versions SM 2.49.5 can use WMF to play HTML5 videos, but XP lacks WMF.

    I would like to know, if Roytam1's browsers are for the general public (this means for everyone, who not necessarily know how to improve them to make all normal features usable) - or for some insiders?...
    The general public wants products that work in all normal features, it seems to me (extensions, videos, ...).
    It's work in progress, you can have the hope that things will improve over time, with new versions every week.
    Thank you roytam1 for your work, we look forward to the results all the time!

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

  2. Thank you kitaro1,

    On WaybackMachine Internet Archive we have 30 captures of legacycollector.org, and latest is from Nov 10, 2019.

    ... don't forget some very useful extensions I use:

    Bitdefender TrafficLight: trafficlight- - for New Moon,

    Ad Blocking FiltersetP: for New Moon, Serpent 52, Serpent 55 / Moebius ...

    whitelist javascript websites (Javascript Whitelist): whitelist-javascript-websites-0.0.5.xpi - for New Moon, Serpent 52, Serpent 55 ... It reloads the current page, after changing its state (enabled, disabled) - very good.


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  3. On 11/25/2019 at 12:55 AM, Vistaboy said:

    FWIW on FF 45.9.xx no problem going beyond legacy with uBlock0 1.18.16, so with SP52.9...

    I've then downloaded this Roytam1's version (firefox-45.9.18-20191123) of Firefox 45, and then removed this browser, because it gave me big problems - many extensions which are worked before some time (a few months ago), became incompatible, and especially (the next day) no more possibility to save (no more window with right click) or delete bookmarks (with many items become grayed out in right click menu window, I'm administrator). Bookmarks problems caused by some incompatibilities with other extensions or browsers, maybe?...

    I don't download it again, cause I don't need so many browsers... I also think of removing the BNAV Borealis (no built-in ability to install extensions, until now), my SeaMonkey 2.49.5 is better with uBlock O. and SeaTab X 2.

    Thanks to the opportunity to install many extensions I consider indispensables, love especially Serpent 55 Moebius, too Serpent 52 and New Moon. Many many thanks, Roytam1!

    EDIT 2:

    I've found the culprit which caused bookmarks problems in Firefox 45: Privacy Possum extension; didn't want to open its window either. Removed it, restarted browser, and all is OK. with bookmarks now.

    In about:addons page I've 3 extensions that are incompatible (so disabled) with this Firefox Nightly 45.9.18 (the same incompatible extensions in precedent version 45.9.17 20191026): Behind The Overlay Revival 0.1.7, CanvasBlocker 0.5.5, Policy Control 0.3.5.

    Privacy Possum 2019.7.18 works good in Serpent 55 / Moebius (in Serpent 52 it didn't want to download, so I've downloaded Ghostery instead).


  4. Extensions problems:

    Would it be possible to complete the code of Roytam1's browsers to increase the compatibility of extensions from addons.mozilla.org, addons.thunderbird.net, legacycollector.org?
    The latest version of Roytam1's BNAV Borealis, which supports my version of uBlock Origin, is from 2019/09/07. All the next Borealis browser versions check and reject uBlock O.

    In Add-ons Manager I read: "uBlock Origin is incompatible with browser 0.9.0a1." - so it's disabled, only have this "Remove" button. And no possibility to download other add-ons, all "incompatible with Browser 0.9.0a1".

  5.   8 hours ago, msfntor said:

    media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled - change to false (user set),

    4 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    I would advise against this setting for those combinations of Windows OSes (Vista SP2 and up) and GPUs where hardware video (h264) decoding is actually possible and the default; disabling HVD delegates h264 decoding to the CPU, which may have (depending on the CPU) a significant performance toll (especially on high res videos) ...

    Additionally, I'm not quite sure whether the above "media." pref has any actual bearing on XP (where HVD via WMF is not possible) ... :dubbio:

    Yeah, probably it was my wrong impressions, I guess today.

    The text in this example deteriorates during watching here:


    So what could I do to improve the quality of watching Twitter videos, please? Probably nothing...

  6. Mathwiz wrote:

    "Does anyone know of a site with distorted audio that can't be fixed with a different user agent? (If so, that would be a reason to restore Primetime support.)"


    No, I don't know. My personal problem lived in Twitter distorted videos, now it's fixed by user-agent override, cause I change user-agent in uMatrix, sorry.


    To improve quality, resolution of watching Twitter videos (that are, uh... look very bad, poor, with random parasitic noises interferences; search on the web: "Twitter videos randomly slow down to lower framerate, framerate variance" ...) - I've changed these boolean in about:config:

    media.hardware-video-decoding.enabled - change to false (user set),

    media.hardware-video-decoding.failed - change to true (user set) - if you don't have this name, click New/boolean ...

    Too, if you would check your fps, change this boolean:

    layers.acceleration.draw-fps - to true (user set).

    The fps score shows up in the left-hand corner at the top of the browser Serpent 55 / Moebius. Very cool.

    Hmm, with Twitter video I have 10 to 12 fps, with YouTube 20 to 23 fps ...

    Twitter video test I've found very funny EsBadBunny:



    and another momentoviral video test:



    Take this above with a grain of salt, after reading the VistaLover post on the next page:

    "I would advise against this setting for those combinations of Windows OSes (Vista SP2 and up) and GPUs where hardware video (h264) decoding is actually possible and the default; disabling HVD delegates h264 decoding to the CPU, which may have (depending on the CPU) a significant performance toll (especially on high res videos) ...

    Additionally, I'm not quite sure whether the above "media." pref has any actual bearing on XP (where HVD via WMF is not possible) ..."

  7. @Tangy, @caliber,

    Look to change some rule in your extensions, and look to not block javascript entirely...

    First, to test, disable your JavaScript extension and other defenses:

    Test your JavaScript Browser Information by browserleaks.com: https://browserleaks.com/javascript

     JavaScript Inspector Know what JavaScript reveals about your browser: https://webbrowsertools.com/javascript/#javascript-uri

    Then I don't have problems with youtube.com home page, all videos are here and I could play them all.



    Then all Firefox based browsers roytam1 made I use, are very good, and better each week.

    - and I would like here and now to warmly thank dear roytam1 for all his efforts, to supply us with these always better browsers each week! Keep up the GREAT work!

    And thanks also to the other famous members who give us all so much valuable professional advices!

    Here on kangax.github.io you have, in the first line, your current browser characteristics:





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  8. Mcinwwl posted about the distorted audio issue:

    "It still affects all the videos on VOD.TVP.pl. Polish national TV provider, might be geofenced. It was reported first time over a year ago by @kitaro1, so won't likely change..."


    In about:config, click New/string:


    then value:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/4.0 Firefox/55.0

    This works on Serpent55 / Moebius here, with test link "Ceremonia Otwarcia" on vod.tvp.pl:  https://vod.tvp.pl/video/eurowizja,ceremonia-otwarcia,45326534

    - no more distorted audio, no geofencing...




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  9. Mathwiz wrote:

    "The distorted audio issue seems to be rare, but it does still seem to exist. Has anyone encountered it lately? If so, could you post a link to a video exhibiting the problem?"


    I had these problems, the sound on Twitter videos was distorted as in slow motion.

    This solution to this audio bug I've found, works here:

    In about:config click New / string to create this user set new Preference name:


    - then value in New Moon 28 is:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:4.2) Goanna/4.0 Firefox/55.0 PaleMoon/28.6.0a1

    That's the part that does the trick: "Firefox/55.0" but you can put between Firefox/38.0 to Firefox/69.0 ... or Firefox/99.0 or more...

    The value in Serpent52/ Basilisk I have:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.9

    The value in Serpent55/ Moebius I have:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/4.0 Firefox/55.0

    ...and set Firefox compatibility in Preferences/Advanced/General tab, or in about:config set to default true: general.useragent.compatMode.firefox

    Link to test distorted Twitter video: https://twitter.com/josefkenny/status/974587426676117505

    So now, the sound on Twitter videos is OK here, no more distorted audio in these browsers, solved.

    Thank you!


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