HOW TO: Fix Netflix and Other Videos Not Playing in Firefox on a Fresh Install of Pop!_OS 20.04


Other than Arch-based distros, my favorite distro is Pop!_OS from System76. So, I’ve decided to install it on old laptop that was just laying around gathering dust. Superb release.

However, after spending a few minutes to customize it, I’ve noticed that even though YouTube videos play just fine in Firefox, other video streaming sites like Netflix or vimeo and even gifv embeds on Reddit return errors.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix….

1. Install libavcodec-extra with sudo apt install libavcodec-extra


2. Reboot

3. Enjoy your videos