Missing codec stops Gnash

Bug #210438 reported by Lex
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gnash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

User is unable to play YouTube video. User will get correct player GUI, but nothing happed when play button is clicked. There is not error message or clue for users.
Every think is working correctly after restricted codecs installation (installed thought Totem).


- Gnash Firefox plugin

- don't have installed any restricted codecs in Totem

- (Basically it is clean installation with Gnash Firefox plugin.)

Try to play any YouTube video and you'll get mentioned error.

Used version software:

- Ubuntu 8.04 deta

- Firefox 3.0b4

- Gnash 0.8.2

It would be great if user wills get at least some error message. Thanks a lot.

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Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 or 9.04?

Changed in gnash:
status: New → Incomplete
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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

another thing.

When you install the restricted codecs are you able to play all youtube-videos. Because I can only play some. Thus I moved to swfdec which doesn't have this issue.

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rsavoye (rob-welcomehome) wrote :

0.8.2 is close to a year old, 0.8.4 is the most recent release, and is what ships in Intrepid, which works just fine. swfdec requires the same codec as Gnash does. Upgrading either Gnash or Ubuntu will fix your problem.

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Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

oh sorry i didnt mention that i am using jaunty if you were talking about my issue rsavoye

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JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with an update. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status. Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in gnash (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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