Video not working

So i’ve been trying to watch videos on my browser but it seems none of them work, i tried watch netflix youtube disney plus but none worked. Please help me.

Hello @falkon2

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Which browser are you using also? Some browsers need to have DRM playback enabled in the settings in order to be able to play videos from those sites

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firefox, chrome and chromium

In Firefox go to settings and scroll down the page and see if this is checked on

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it is on yeeaah

Another thing I thought of do videos saved on your computer play? If they don’t then it’s probably a codec or driver issue.

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Saved videos do run my on computer

Have you tried clearing the cache and cookies? Although since you said its happening on all your browsers may not work. Also do you have any extensions enabled?

It’s been a while since the wirelumber “incident” but since that caused videos not playing on browsers so perhaps it’s worth a check.

@falkon2, could you post the output of:

pacman -Ss pipewire | grep inst



You would need to have either Pulseaudio or Pipewire running. Have a look at the relevant articles here:

Firefox > Enable DRM
Chrome > Nothing needed
Chromium > needs Widevine decryption plugin
Edge > Same as Chrome

╭─ ~   :heavy_check_mark: ─╮
╰─ pacman -Ss pipewire | grep inst ─╯
extra/gst-plugin-pipewire 1:0.3.51-1 [installed]
extra/pipewire 1:0.3.51-1 [installed]
extra/pipewire-alsa 1:0.3.51-1 [installed]
extra/pipewire-jack 1:0.3.51-1 [installed]
extra/wireplumber 0.4.10-3 [installed]

I am not near my EnOS/Arch machine right now to check things but if you want to run on pipewire only you could try installing `pipewire-pulse’. First make sure your system is up-to date:

sudo pacman -Syu


sudo pacman -S pipewire-pulse

This latter package should replace a copule of pulseaudio packaes (pulseaudio and pulseaudio-bluetooth if I remember correctly). Say yes to removal. Reboot and check if you have sound.

If still you have issues, replace wireplumber with pipewire-media-session:

sudo pacman -S pipewire-media-session


In case you want to stick with pulseausio, please read: