Opened 6 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#33874 closed defect (worksforme)

YouTube player interface broken

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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YouTube player interface is broken so when it is shown a part of video is hidden by white block.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by arma

Step one here is to try to separate (a) browser functionality breakage, which can be fixed by changing the browser, from (b) youtube refusing to serve certain content or certain pages or certain resources to Tor users.

That second one has been an issue lately -- youtube thinks that users from the Tor network are crawling it too much, or asking it hard questions, or whatever they're doing, and it responds with 403 answers to some questions, which will definitely break functionality.

comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by Thorin

The white element is YT using a canvas element, which RFP renders white

Obviously one solution, is to allow canvas on YT: but that defeats the purpose - and it wouldn't surprise me that the reason for doing this is to force users to remove privacy protections. The fact that canvas RFP protection is easily detectable can be used against users

Another solution is to play whack-a-mole with JS/elements: and that's not a long term solution either

Tom's ticket on poisoning canvas is probably the ultimate answer

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by cypherpunks

This issue disappeared on both computers tested.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by pili

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

thanks for updating us

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