I installed Ubuntu v19.10 in a VMWare virtual machine (running Workstation 15.5), and discovered an issue with Firefox in this environment.
If you go to www.cnn.com
, and then attempt to play any of their videos, you get a "forever spinning circle" and a message at the upper left part of the video that says "Something went wrong during native playback." This happens no matter which video I select.
I went to www.yahoo.com
to see if their videos would play, and in that case I get a "Video Not Available" message, with a subtext that says "Unfortunately, this video is missing or damaged and cannot be played" -- but in this case there's no "forever spinning circle".
If I go to www.youtube.com
and play one of their videos, everything works fine.
Just for grins, I installed Chromium, and all of the videos play perfectly in this browser.
Interestingly, Firefox works fine for all of these in virtual machines I set up for a couple other Linux distros -- Elementary v5.0 and Linux Mint v19.2.
Just for grins, I also installed the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (v18.04.3) … and it has the exact same issue with Firefox.
Any ideas ??