Playing videos on Fedora 36

I recently set up my laptop again with Fedora 36 and since then I am not able to play videos in the Tor Browser anymore. I am using

  • Fedora Linux 36 (Workstation Edition) 64-bit with Gnome 42.1
  • Tor Browser 11.0.11 (based on Mozilla Firefox 91.9.0esr) (64-bit)
  • Tor Browser Security Level: Standard

How to reproduce:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Watch
  3. Click any video

Another How to reproduce:


The browser then shows an error message “To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs”.
On Firefox I can play the videos without any issues.

YouTube is running fine.

In an attempt to solve this, I manually installed

which did not solve my problem.

Help would be highly appreciated

Try installing ffmpeg. It is, I believe, not in the default Fedora repos and you might have to enable the rpmfusion ones.

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Thank you for your response.


is installed already. Sorry, I missed this in the initial post and added it now.

Installed Packages
Name : ffmpeg
Version : 5.0.1
Release : 3.fc36
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 2.1 M
Source : ffmpeg-5.0.1-3.fc36.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : rpmfusion-free
Summary : Digital VCR and streaming server
License : GPLv3+
Description : FFmpeg is a complete and free Internet live audio and video
: broadcasting solution for Linux/Unix. It also includes a digital
: VCR. It can encode in real time in many formats including MPEG1 audio
: and video, MPEG4, h263, ac3, asf, avi, real, mjpeg, and flash.

So one week later with a new version of tor browser and a couple of updates for Fedora 36 but without any additional manually installed packages, it is working now.


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