Clinton Potter's picture

Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and this is my first post also. The last couple of days I am facing an issue with my computer. That is Firefox Won’t Play YouTube On Debian 8. Guys, I don't know why this is happening and how to fix this issue. Can anyone provide any suggestions for this?  Any help will be appreciated.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Clinton. First up, we're a headless server distro (so no screen or keyboard connected, so no desktop, no GUI apps, etc) so you're probably in the wrong spot for GUI app issues.

Regardless, I am a Debian daily driver myself. The first thing I would recommend is upgrading to the latest Debian stable release (11/Bullseye). Debian 8/Jessie was released 6 years ago and is no longer fully supported. So you are almost certainly running a really old (and and probably insecure) version. Note that you can't skip versions when upgrading Debian (meaning you will need to first upgrade to 9/Stretch, then 10/Buster, then finally 11/Bullseye). So it might actually be quicker/easier to just wipe everything (obviously backup your $HOME at least) do a clean install?!

Once you are using a supported OS, then if you still have troubles (and have tried all the usual things like disabling hardware acceleration, clearing cache and cookies, etc) , I suggest posting on Unix/Linux stack exchange, or perhaps AskUbuntu (the Ubuntu stack exchange - whilst you are using Debian, Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian and as it's often perceived as "more noob friendly" so the AskUbuntu has a bit more traffic and is probably more noob friendly too).

Good luck!

Thomas Swain's picture

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