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Dave-H

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  1. @mixit You sir, are a genius! The addition of the css file (my chrome folder was empty) has fixed it perfectly! I love this forum so much!
  2. Thanks @Mathwiz, I'll have a look at that version of Serpent and see how it goes. I'm not thinking I will abandon FF52ESR imminently. The Instagram video issue is annoying, but I can obviously still view them on my phone or on other browsers (including Google Chrome 49 on XP!) so it's not the end of the world. If other sites start breaking though, I will have to reconsider. Cheers, Dave.
  3. Off topic here of course, but while we're talking about browsers to possibly replace FF 52 ESR, do any or all of these browsers sync with versions of Firefox using the Mozilla sync system? I have other Firefox installations, all of which are the latest version on my phone and on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 computers, and I wouldn't want to lose bookmarks, history and password sync with them if I went to another browser on Windows XP. EDIT: Thanks for moving this to a more appropriate thread, whoever did it! (@dencorso?)
  4. I can vouch for that, and believe me I've tried! It worked to get Facebook videos back to HTML5 after they dropped back to Flash a while ago, but that's not the same problem as now with Instagram. The fact that the videos still appear in the Page Info dialogue, and will play there, but won't appear in the pages where they should be, would seem likely to be caused by a scripting change Instagram made a few days ago for some reason, which Firefox 52 ESR either can't cope with or doesn't understand at all. The fact that placeholders don't even appear where the videos should be would bear that out. I've seen several posts where there is both a video and a still which can be sideways scrolled between. In that case the still appears correctly, but the video just appears as a white box. In my experience this is the first major compatibility problem to surface after FF 52 ESR came out of support, and I don't think it will easily be fixed I'm afraid.
  5. Thanks @jumper. If you look in the plugins folder in the zipped version of my Eudora 7.1, you will find all the plugins I have installed in my copy of Eudora, which is basically all the plugins I could find online! Cheers, Dave.
  6. @jumper Did you manage to get my upload of Eudora 7.1 to run?
  7. Isn't the MIME type just "video/mp4"?
  8. Thanks, that's very interesting as I was having some problems accessing Instagram earlier on today intermittently, and that's probably why. It doesn't explain the problems with the videos displaying though, as they have carried on working in other browsers, just not on Firefox!
  9. Dave-H

    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    Absolutely, Classic Shell (now Open-Shell) is one of the greatest programs ever released IMO, and it's free! It was the only thing that made Windows 8/8.1 usable for me, and even improves the Windows 10 UI enormously. Its writer cannot have enough praise from me!
  10. Yes, my normal installation of Google Chrome 49 (the last that works on XP of course) displays the Instagram videos fine, as it always did! Even more strangely, if I look at the Instagram "Page Info" on the right click in Firefox 52, on the media tab the videos are still listed there, and if I click on them they appear in the preview pane below, and can even be played there. They just no longer appear on the actual Instagram pages! This is very strange indeed, as they obviously aren't actually blocked, they are just not displaying any more on the pages as they should do.
  11. Just tried changing the user agent, but absolutely no difference I'm afraid. Facebook videos still seem fine with - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0 Should I change that to the later one? Addition: I've just tried with Google Chrome 49, and Otter, and the Instagram videos still work fine there! Very strange, as Google Chrome 49 is far more out of date than Firefox 52ESR!
  12. All fine here (touch wood!)
  13. Thanks everyone, so Instagram presumably changed something yesterday to cause this? The videos were working fine for me up until then. They never played automatically like they do on my phone, I always had to manually start them by clicking on the white play icon in the centre of them, but it's like that on Firefox 65 on Windows 10 as well, so I guess that's a "feature" of the desktop browser version of Instagram. Very annoying, I wonder if there is a workaround for this like there is with Facebook, where the HTML videos do work if you have the Primetime plugin installed.
  14. I've just noticed today that videos don't now seem to be appearing on Instagram pages with Firefox ESR 52.9.0. There isn't even a placeholder, they are completely missing, all that's there of the posts is the text that should be beneath the video frame! Static images are still displaying fine. Is anyone else seeing this? They were fine yesterday! The videos are still fine in Firefox 65 on Windows 10 needless to say. I've tried spoofing the browser user agent using an extension, which I already have to do to get Facebook HTML5 videos to work, but none of the ones I've tried make any difference on Instagram.
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