The Dreaded Black Box of FireFox

Do Embedded YouTube Videos on Your Site Show a Black Box?

This anomaly happened to us yesterday and we were quite perplexed by it.  A quick search of the net and lo and behold this issue dealing with graphics hardware acceleration has been  around since early 2010.  You’d think it would have been fixed by now.  We did find a “fix” and here it is:

Disable graphics hardware acceleration by performing these steps:

  • Click the menu button and select Options.
  • In the Firefox Options window, click the Advanced tab, then select General.
  • In the settings list, you should find the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox. Uncheck this checkbox.
  • Now, restart Firefox.

Your video should now display as intended.

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