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Mozilla looking to improve Twitch playback in Firefox

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Do you love watching Twitch livestreams? I bet there's plenty amongst our readers! Well, it seems Mozilla are looking into making it better with Firefox.

Writing on Reddit, jrmuizel a Gfx team Engineer at Mozilla said: "Over the past while, I've noticed quite a few reports of people complaining that Twitch has worse performance in Firefox vs Chrome/Edge. I'm hoping to spend some more time on fixing this over the next little while and am looking for more specifics on how and when it's worse for people.

If anyone sees this (or uses Twitch and doesn't see it) please respond with some details including what kind of computer you're using, and how to reproduce the problem."

The only problem I usually have is certain areas seemingly at random fail to load, with an error message of "Failed to load module", which usually goes away with a refresh. It's quite a nuisance though.

Have you had issues with Twitch and Firefox? Might be time to speak up and let your problems be known, and who knows a future Firefox release might fix it. Head over to the Reddit post to let the developer know.

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Creak 8 Jan
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe day YouTube stops working with ublock is the day I stop using YouTube. Can't stand ads...

Well, ads are the reason why Youtube is free. Have you considered Youtube Premium or subscribing to your content creators? These are the official ways to remove ads.
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Quoting: slaapliedjeThe day YouTube stops working with ublock is the day I stop using YouTube. Can't stand ads...

Well, ads are the reason why Youtube is free. Have you considered Youtube Premium or subscribing to your content creators? These are the official ways to remove ads.

Ads don't make YouTube free. You pay with your time to watch them. And no, I won't give Google money, they have enough from selling everyone's data.

Don't know how anyone can stand the internet in general without an adblocker.
Eike 8 Jan
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Quoting: slaapliedjeAds don't make YouTube free. You pay with your time to watch them.

Sorry, this is nonsense. Nobody benefits from the time you spend there.
It's like saying "I'm paying for this free beer with the time to drink it."

I'm also using YouTube with an add blocker, but we should be honest about what we're doing there.
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Quoting: Creak
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe day YouTube stops working with ublock is the day I stop using YouTube. Can't stand ads...

Well, ads are the reason why Youtube is free. Have you considered Youtube Premium or subscribing to your content creators? These are the official ways to remove ads.

Ads don't make YouTube free. You pay with your time to watch them. And no, I won't give Google money, they have enough from selling everyone's data.

Don't know how anyone can stand the internet in general without an adblocker.
Frankly I think in the medium term the ad-driven internet is untenable. If nothing else, I don't think the people buying the ads are getting value for money; I've read a couple of articles arguing that.
The original, small scale internet was largely a public thing, mainly hosted by universities and offered free to their student and faculty population. When the private sector jumped on the bandwagon, everyone figured it was a big thing, but they also tended to figure "Well, we'll monetize it some way down the road" . . . in the end, for the most part nobody could find a better way than the old TV approach of selling ads (although some websites people genuinely like are making a go via stuff like Patreon) . . . basically, selling audiences to advertisers rather than content to people. That's been the default model for most media (eg print magazines and newspapers) for some time . . . but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good fit for the internet.

But, you know, allowing for the vast difference in the technology, I think in many ways the whole thing worked better when it was public infrastructure. If the ad model breaks down, say because masses of people are using adblocks, maybe it will be time to move to public models again.


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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Creak
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe day YouTube stops working with ublock is the day I stop using YouTube. Can't stand ads...

Well, ads are the reason why Youtube is free. Have you considered Youtube Premium or subscribing to your content creators? These are the official ways to remove ads.

Ads don't make YouTube free. You pay with your time to watch them. And no, I won't give Google money, they have enough from selling everyone's data.

Don't know how anyone can stand the internet in general without an adblocker.
Frankly I think in the medium term the ad-driven internet is untenable. If nothing else, I don't think the people buying the ads are getting value for money; I've read a couple of articles arguing that.
The original, small scale internet was largely a public thing, mainly hosted by universities and offered free to their student and faculty population. When the private sector jumped on the bandwagon, everyone figured it was a big thing, but they also tended to figure "Well, we'll monetize it some way down the road" . . . in the end, for the most part nobody could find a better way than the old TV approach of selling ads (although some websites people genuinely like are making a go via stuff like Patreon) . . . basically, selling audiences to advertisers rather than content to people. That's been the default model for most media (eg print magazines and newspapers) for some time . . . but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good fit for the internet.

But, you know, allowing for the vast difference in the technology, I think in many ways the whole thing worked better when it was public infrastructure. If the ad model breaks down, say because masses of people are using adblocks, maybe it will be time to move to public models again.
Yeah, if there is a site that I visit frequently it usually is due to lack of ads, and I'll generally buy more products / give via patreon more if it keeps the ads away. I do so on this site for sure. If I see annoying ads, or the 'please turn off your adblocker' or those pop ups that won't go away unless you accept all the cookies... I just close the tab and find another source for that info.

People always argue the many Linux flavors are about choice, and I agree. So is the internet. If you find 5 different sources of the same article / subject, there is for sure at least one of those 5 that do it for the interest of the webmaster vs their intention to try to make money off of it.
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Quoting: slaapliedjeAds don't make YouTube free. You pay with your time to watch them.

Sorry, this is nonsense. Nobody benefits from the time you spend there.
It's like saying "I'm paying for this free beer with the time to drink it."

I'm also using YouTube with an add blocker, but we should be honest about what we're doing there.
Ha, well it's like Netflix... sure like 80% of the stuff is just entertainment. But there are nuggets of useful things on there. I tend to watch a lot of videos on electronics repair and tech news in general. Not to mention tutorials, etc.

Then there are the ones like the rumors of what Marvel is going to do in the next few years...

But yeah, I have zero patience for advertisements. Hell, I pretty much yell 'Fuck you, Matt Damon!' every time I see that Crypto ad placed in the middle of trailers in the theater.
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