How do I get videos on some streaming sites to play


Answer: 1

24 hours ago

I cannot play any videos in movies123 or putlocker. I have got video on YouTube, Facebook, Netflix and many others.

When entering the video page when using Windows, the page loads and then in the bottom left of the video next to the play button, the time comes up 0.00/44.32, but when I use Ubuntu 18.04 the page loads but the time always stays 0.00/0.00. I load the restricted extras loaded some suggested codecs?

In Firefox, when I hit F12 I get this:


The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.

This is the site any movie or video on this site. I have this site save in my Chrome Browser. when I am logged into my google account on my windows 10 laptop, windows 8.1 PC or any of my Android devices it works.

Added by: Mrs. Eulah Nicolas

Answer: 2

23 hours ago

Try installing ubuntu-restricted-extras and more codecs:

sudo apt install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Close and re-open Firefox to so it can see the newly installed codecs and you should be able to view videos that previously wouldn't play.

If you are still unable to view the content (assuming it's even real content, many "streaming" sites are fake and don't actually host content) press F12 and look at the Network tab in Firefox to see which files are loading. If any of them are video files you can try to download them manually and play them with VLC.

Added by: Gillian Kihn

Answer: 3

20 hours ago

The videos on those websites do not load automatically in Ubuntu. You have to click the play button to start loading them. Clicking the play button also opens advertising websites, which is probably the reason why the videos don't load automatically. These websites also engage in bandwidth shaping which varies based on the time of day. The bandwidth shaping also extends to throwing occasional network errors. If you have an ad blocking extension installed the videos will play anyway, except on Brave web browser which is more focused on security than the other web browsers and blocks both ads and trackers by default.

Added by: Caesar Goodwin

Answer: 4

5 hours ago

Which Movies123 and which Putlocker?

There are hundreds of fake websites with variations of the names. You should give an explicit web address rather than a generic brand name so people can confirm you are visiting a legit site.

Some "clones" may contain Window's viruses and someday maybe even a Linux virus too!

Adblock Plus

For the internet in general, and free movie sites in particular, I think Adblock Plus gives best results. With over 500 million downloads (developer's claim) Internet users have it more than any other package.

It is available for both Google Chrome and Firefox. It is installed as an extension in both web browsers.

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

Please read comments posted by others below for potential negative consequences. Because it is free the price can't be any better. But as an old saying goes "There is no such thing as a free lunch". That said right now I'm using "free" Ubuntu, Linux, Xrandr, Firefox, gmail, gnome, systemd, plus my own multi-timer and eyesome I've written and given away.

Added by: Diana Herzog

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