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Enable MP4 (H.264 + AAC) HTML5 video in Firefox on Windows XP without Flash

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On 10/30/2019 at 5:31 PM, grey_rat said:

For K-Meleon is installed greasemonkey-3.9.xpi , but the script is not installed

... I'm sorry to hear that :( ; I'm completely unfamiliar with KM, though... :whistle: If you're using the KM-Goanna3 fork by @roytam1, perhaps try with a different version of GM;

caa:addon/greasemonkey/versions

suggests v3.11 is compatible with Fx 38+, on which Tycho+Goanna3 was forked; unless GM v3.9 is the absolute max version that can be installed in KM-Goanna3...

 It would appear the ViewTube userscript is incompatible with that old a GM version - maybe it could be possible to edit/patch the script to force-make it v3.9 compatible (???); ask around... ;)

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K-Meleon and userscripts:
yeah an endless drama :-( I don't understand that subject either, as far as xpi-addons are involved, KM-forum posts about it are all more or less confusing, to me too. Does it work, or not?? How much workarounds are needed to get it working, how much functions must be replaced by workaround-macros - or is possibly the whole thing then done ONLY by macros?? And even sometimes doubtful: did the person posting addon instructions really try it himself?

One of the tips given repeatedly was:
the gm_scripts folder must be created manually in the profile, at best just copied over from another Mozilla browsers. But that's probably not the only trick needed??

Wish since years that one of the advanced KM-users would finally figure things out once and for all. Am not the right person for this myself, being stuck on old OS and old KM-version, and shying away from yet another time consuming task on top of the ever growing pile (don't even manage to finally finish some really important favorite macros, and having zero personal experience with userscript addons in Firefox either, it just makes no sense). Although am afraid, some day might be forced to try anyway if no one else does (on a rarely used xp offline machine), to finally figure out a bit more.

What I am only familiar with is the very basic function that KM macros can use: check URL onload, then "readfile" of the local script defined in the macro, and inject the content into the webpage. Over the years I've spend hundreds of hours struggling with that stuff, especially GUIs, with only partial success, and much time and nerves wasted in vain. One of the probs for the macro method is, with local scripts it's not possible to attach them as link, they can only be injected as inline script. Another (huge) prob is the size limit, in current KM "readfile" is allowed only max 64kB, in older ones even just tiny 32kB. That means all those huge youtube-scripts out there are hopeless for this method! (but I absolutely needed it, so the only lousy workaround was to manually chop such a file into 2 parts by notepad, then when called by menu, have the macro read both and stitch together. But less desperate users won't consider such hassles, and also hope on newer KM-versions there are better methods possible - just which??)

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By the way am using a great old userscript to create a list of direct download links, which is only about 37kB! For my old KM that's a prob, but in current KM it's small enough, so perhaps worth trying. This script only creates normal links to the various video qualities, nothing else. John made a macro for it:
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?9,142050
My personal version is slightly modified to just plaster all links over the black rectangle, and only on demand. Am very happy with this, and MPClassic.

Thought of this a bit late, since everyone here is only talking about the viewtube script (115kB), and everyone seems to want to watch the videos inside the page. That's a bigger housenumber.

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Hello,

since a few days the workaround does not work for me anymore. Mp4 videos can no longer be played on youtube and other sites. Does anyone know a solution to continue to play MP4 videos in Firefox on Windows XP?

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx-D-Ssjets

Edit: I found the Error. A few days ago I put the 3GB switch on a trial basis in Boot.ini because I had problems with another program. By deleting the 3GB switch everything works again as usual.

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