[xubuntu-users] Chromium updates (16.04 LTS) - you tube clips

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 00:21:20 UTC 2018

On 10/01/2018, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
> On 10/01/18 18:52, James Freer wrote:
>> Since the last update about a week ago. I have found that You Tube clips
>> do not seem to play. Yesterday and today there were updates that I
>> installed and yet still the clips do not play.
>> Forefox seems ok and plays fine since its last update. I used to use
>> Firefox but have used Chromium for several years now as it offers
>> greater speed and saves passwords for upgrades.
>> I'm now thinking that Forefox is the better browser but wondering if
>> anyone else has had the same trouble recently.
> I use Chromium for day-to-day browsing, but Firefox if I want to use
> YouTube (or many other video-based sites). My understanding is the
> Chromium's support for video formats is simply abysmal, whereas
> Firefox's simply works. I don't know if this is deliberate policy; I'm
> just reporting the net result.
> ///Peter

I suppose I have used Chromium for about 7 years now. I liked the way
one could rename bookmarks which to the best of my knowledge one can't
do on Firefox. Chromium seems to be going through a bad stage. I like
using just one browser and so I think I will be changing back to
Firefox. Maybe Chromium's shortcomings are why Ubuntu have not adopted
it as the default browser... I remember there was discussion about it
some while back.

Thanks for the replies

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