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Everytime I open spotify web player in firefox I get a pink bar along the top that says, "Oooops, something went wrong with the playback." I have tried reloading, disableing addons, updating adobe flash, installing an opensource of flash, I have also tried opening it in private mode, but nothing works. It works just fine in chrome. Anytime anyone else has asked the question it is never solved. How do I make this work?
I am running 64bit Opensuse 42.2, firefox version 52.1.0-57.6.1
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The web player does NOT use Flash. You can throw Flash out of your window (my FF has it disabled by default because it's slow), and the web player should still work. 🙂
However, I do recommend checking this:
1. go to about:addons
2. Go to Plugins section.
You're supposed to see something called 'Widewine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc.' If you see it, make sure it's allowed to 'Always activate'!
Then go to about:preferences, find the checkbox for playing DRM content (for me it's under General) and allow Firefox to play DRM-controlled content.
Extra information about DRM content on Firefox - read this article. 🙂
I got it working! It is not a Firefox problem. I installed a bunch of codecs and one of them made it work. Not sure which one though. The way I installed a bunch was installing a video player (VLC) and selected every optional descrepency.
One thing I have that MIGHT be causing problem, but shouldn't
media.autoplay.enabled is set to FALSE
The reason this is set to this is to stop hundreds of websites that autoplay videos when you open their page (CNN is a big one that does it, but many others)
All this flag does it make it so you have to click on play button first before media content will play.
So all that should happen is when I click on a song, it should still play if I hit the play button.
But Spotify is not regonizing the play button as activation.
In Firefox, if the about:config flag "media.autoplay.enabled" is set to false
then the spotify webplayer will NEVER work.
This flag is important to stop nasty web sites that bombard users with videos or ad-videos the user has no control over.
Please allow the web player to work correctly with this flag set to false.
I would have no problem with the music playing once I click play, but this flag stops a-hole sites that load a video without waiting for user to click play.