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I am using FireFox on Linux and I want to redirect HTTP URLs in YouTube videos to HTTPS. YouTube’s videos are from so I want to use HTTPS instead of HTTP:


(r8---sn-qxau5-btqs) may change with every video URL.

I tried HTTPS Everywhere and made this rule:

<ruleset name="googlevideo">
<target host="*" />

<rule from="http://([^@:/][^/:@])\.googlevideo\.com/" to="https://$"/>

But it doesn’t seem to work.

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As of March 2015, all Youtube videos are served through HTTPS by default.

Firefox console screenshot

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You might want to download and install the plugin called HTTPS Everywhere. It will force all websites into secure mode. If it is available.

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