misc/177404: youtube videos in firefox not working

Lena at lena.kiev.ua Lena at lena.kiev.ua
Sun Apr 7 08:10:02 UTC 2013


The following reply was made to PR misc/177404; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Lena at lena.kiev.ua
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, yury at gorodok.net
Cc:  
Subject: Re: misc/177404: youtube videos in firefox not working
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:07:49 +0300

 HTML5 is not available for videos with resolution 240p only.
 Examples:
 
 Resolution 240p, doesn't play - complains of Flash version
 (if dom.ipc.plugins.enabled is set to true - default):
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjnxFjsVVM8
 
 Resolution 480p, plays with HTML5:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdeLXyolaLc
 
 Setting dom.ipc.plugins.enabled to false tells Firefox
 not to use plugin-container (execution of plugins in separate processes),
 then youtube plays with Flash.
 But that decreases stability: if a plugin crashes, Firefox crashes too.
 Also, a report on
 http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?p=214710#post214710 :
 
 > some non-Youtube videos will not play if
 > [dom.ipc.plugins.enabled] is set to false
 
 Perhaps youtube cannot determine Flash version if plugin-container is used?
 Do Linuxes have this problem?  If no, why FreeBSD does?
 
 How to discern with what (Flash or HTML5) a video is played:
 right-click the video, the last line in the pop-up menu
 displays Flash version if the video is played with Flash.


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