[Swfdec] Can't use Mozilla plugin or play video with 0.8.2 / 0.9.2
otte at gnome.org
Thu Dec 4 14:46:02 PST 2008
This looks like the famous H264 issue where all videos encoded as H264
don't work Swfdec. Though 0.8.2/0.9.2 aren't supposed to peg the CPU
with it, but just do nothing.
Someone said adding &fmt=22 to the youtube URL is supposed to
workaround that issue, I've never tried it myself though.
Do other video sites work?
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:36 AM, Jesse Zbikowski
<embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I built the 0.8.2 and 0.9.2 source tarballs but I can't view Flash
> content in Firefox. In about:plugins I see:
> Shockwave Flash
> File name: libswfdecmozilla.so
> Shockwave Flash 9.0 r999
> MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
> application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes
> application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
> but on YouTube, etc. I don't see a player. I can get the URL of the
> SWF and run it with swfplay from the command line, e.g.
> swfplay http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/watch-vfl65425.swf
> This gives me a player window with play button, volume control, etc.
> but it shows 0:00/0:00 with a black rectangle (no video) and pegs the
> CPU. I can also use swfplay for the Mario Rush game listed on the
> Screenshots page, which works somewhat but also pegs the CPU and is
> too slow to actually use (after a few seconds I start losing lots of
> frames). The same game works mostly OK with the official Adobe Flash
> 10 player on my computer (occasional CPU spikes but playable). My
> system is Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex with Firefox 3.0.4, 3GHz Mobile
> Intel Pentium 4 CPU, and 1GB RAM. I would appreciate it if someone
> could offer troubleshooting advice on how I can watch YouTube videos
> either in the browser or standalone.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jesse Z.
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