Firefox Not Letting Me Watch TWIT Shows

For the past several days, when trying to watch the shows on the TWIT website, I’m getting an error code from Firefox browser: "This video cannot be played. (Error Code: 224003).

Thus far, this is the only video problem I’m having with the browser. The shows play fine on YouTube. I am using an iMac, and my Firefox is up to date. The shows work fine on Safari.

Any thoughts on why this is happening all of a sudden?

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Edit 2: Actually it seems to be uBlock Origin for me and not Privacy Badger after further testing :wink:

EDIT: I just checked and my Firefox was doing the same. For me it was the Privacy Badger Add-on from the EFF that was causing the issue.

If you have any Ad blockers etc try disabling them and try again. :wink:

Also: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1206076

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Thanks. Should have thought of that. Apparently UBlock Origin and Ghostery were the problem. Interestingly, these have been on previously, and caused no problem. Wonder why that happens all of a sudden. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reply!

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You’re welcome :slight_smile:

Yes, something has changed either with TWIT or the filters in uBlock etc. I use a gPodder to collect the shows and so I do not know when the change took place.

uBlock showed these blocked actions:

Logger output
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/ping.gif?
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twit.tv
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image
https://prd.jwpltx.com/v1/error/ping.gif?h=851664613&e=err&n=1371984317894908&aid=QHh6WglVEeWjwQp%2BlcGdIw&amp=0&at=1&c=-1&ccp=0&cp=0&d=0&eb=1&ed=6&emi=4mebr71rgf7w&gifr=0&i=0&mt=0&pbd=1&pbr=1&pgi=1uhs6ld6ud79&ph=1&pid=2adoqTnp&pii=0&pl=572&plc=1&pli=1da3x96zyz0y&pp=html5&prc=1&ps=4&pss=1&pt=The%20Tech%20Guy%201673%20Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020&pu=https%3A%2F%2Ftwit.tv%2Fshows%2Fthe-tech-guy%2Fepisodes%2F1673%3Fautostart%3Dfalse&pv=8.12.5&pyc=0&s=1&sdk=0&stc=1&stpe=0&t=Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020&tv=3.26.4&vb=1&vi=1&vl=90&wd=1016&xav=1&xid=01_22905594723238119366&cme=0&erc=224003&pogt=The%20Tech%20Guy%201673%20Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020%20%7C%20TWiT.TV&sa=1583066112400
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||adentifi.com^$3p
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twit.tv
3
media
https://bm.adentifi.com/click/process/partner=1009;c=8044;p=123474;idfa=;cid=;ord=814063;redirect=https://media.blubrry.com/the_tech_guy_video_hd/cdn.twit.tv/video/ttg/ttg1673/ttg1673_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4
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||adentifi.com^$3p
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twit.tv
3
media
https://bm.adentifi.com/click/process/partner=1009;c=8044;p=123474;idfa=;cid=;ord=814063;redirect=https://media.blubrry.com/the_tech_guy_video_hd/cdn.twit.tv/video/ttg/ttg1673/ttg1673_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4
+0
||adentifi.com^$3p
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twit.tv
3
media
https://bm.adentifi.com/click/process/partner=1009;c=8044;p=123474;idfa=;cid=;ord=814063;redirect=https://media.blubrry.com/the_tech_guy_video_hd/cdn.twit.tv/video/ttg/ttg1673/ttg1673_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4
+0
||adentifi.com^$3p
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twit.tv
3
media
https://bm.adentifi.com/click/process/partner=1009;c=8044;p=123474;idfa=;cid=;ord=814063;redirect=https://media.blubrry.com/the_tech_guy_video_hd/cdn.twit.tv/video/ttg/ttg1673/ttg1673_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4
+0
/ping.gif?
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twit.tv
3
image
https://prd.jwpltx.com/v1/jwplayer6/ping.gif?h=343757432&e=pa&n=0043384954585163&aid=QHh6WglVEeWjwQp%2BlcGdIw&amp=0&at=1&c=-1&ccp=0&cp=0&d=0&eb=1&ed=6&emi=4mebr71rgf7w&gifr=0&i=0&mt=0&pbd=1&pbr=1&pgi=1uhs6ld6ud79&ph=1&pid=2adoqTnp&pii=0&pl=572&plc=1&pli=1da3x96zyz0y&pp=html5&prc=1&ps=4&pss=1&pt=The%20Tech%20Guy%201673%20Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020&pu=https%3A%2F%2Ftwit.tv%2Fshows%2Fthe-tech-guy%2Fepisodes%2F1673%3Fautostart%3Dfalse&pv=8.12.5&pyc=0&s=1&sdk=0&stc=1&stpe=0&t=Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020&tv=3.26.4&vb=1&vi=1&vl=90&wd=1016&xav=1&xid=01_22905594723238119366&ab=0&cme=0&dnt=1&flc=0&mu=https%3A%2F%2Fbm.adentifi.com%2Fclick%2Fprocess%2Fpartner%3D1009%3Bc%3D8044%3Bp%3D123474%3Bidfa%3D%3Bcid%3D%3Bord%3D814063%3Bredirect%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fthe_tech_guy_video_hd%2Fcdn.twit.tv%2Fvideo%2Fttg%2Fttg1673%2Fttg1673_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4&pd=1&pdr=https%3A%2F%2Ftwit.tv%2F&plng=en-GB&pni=0&pogt=The%20Tech%20Guy%201673%20Saturday%2C%20February%2029%2C%202020%20%7C%20TWiT.TV&pr=1&tb=0&vd=0&sa=1583066112400

I now get the same when using PocketCasts on the web to watch video podcasts, so it’s wider than the TWiT website. I wonder what’s changed?

Same thing, disable uBlock Origin on Firefox and it works.

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It looks like tracking images are being blocked, that are used for the player controls…

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I watch TWiT using Firefox on desktops all the time have not had any issues.

My apologies. It’s a long story but on Thursday we started testing a new re-direct with a company called Barometric. The pi-hole, NextDNS, uBlock Origin (and I’m guessing other ad-blocking filters) see the redirect through adentifi.com as connecting to an ad server - which it’s not, it’s for ratings not tracking - and block the download.

We’re working on changing the redirect now. You might get a second copy of TWiT, but the downloads should work from now on.

Stay tuned for a further explanation of what we were trying to do. Again, apologies. It’s should be fixed tonight.

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I watched TWIT early this morning with uBlock on, & it worked fine. Thanks Leo, for the update. BTW, I’m bummed that you are going to be only about 100 miles from me this week, but I can’t make it to the Trainwreck Saloon. :frowning: Enjoy St.Louis!

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Thanks much Leo. I was about to post that I was having trouble too, before I saw this. Now working normally for me.

Oddly I had the same problem with ITpro.tv, which I recently signed up for. Pretty sure that too was working on Firefox last week, then stopped working with similar error. Now working again. I guess they really ARE similar! :wink: