gecko-mediaplayer crashes in it's Windows Media Player module

Bug #709277 reported by Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek on 2011-01-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu)
Julien Lavergne

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gecko-mediaplayer

gecko-mediaplayer crashes the whole Firefox in it's Windows Media Player module, for example when going to this site:,Trojka
Disabling it in plugins tab of Tools->Add-ons, other gecko-mediaplayer plugins seems fine so far.

I discovered this issue when I used Flashblock, disabling Flashblock surprisingly helps so I thought it's their bug but it seems the other way. Almost all of my Mozilla crash records on this site look like this one:

I initially reported this bug here:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gecko-mediaplayer
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-28.55-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-28-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jan 28 15:12:54 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
SourcePackage: gecko-mediaplayer

Related branches

I tried to add two watches but I couldn't do it for the same package. I chose MPlayer but now I can't change it to gecko-mediaplayer.

Why it's not possible to add two upstream watches?

Kevin DeKorte (kdekorte-gmail) wrote :

Fixed in gecko-mediaplayer SVN r420 (post 1.0.0).

Changed in gecko-mp:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gecko-mp:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in gecko-mp:
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in mplayer:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
Changed in mplayer:
status: New → Invalid
Julien Lavergne (gilir) on 2011-02-14
Changed in gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Julien Lavergne (gilir)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gecko-mediaplayer - 1.0.0-0ubuntu1

gecko-mediaplayer (1.0.0-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  [ Cesare Tirabassi ]
  * Update dependencies list (xulrunner, midbrowser and firefox-3.5)
  * Add konqueror, opera and chromium in long description
  * Removed all symlinks, lookup is now implemented upstream by all
    compatible packages (Closes: #581807).
    This may (and likely will) break backports.
  * Updated watch file in line with new google code standard
    (thanks D. Leidert)

  [ Julien Lavergne ]
  * New upstream release (LP: #693867)
   - Fix crash when loading iTunes store (LP: #569682)
  * debian/rules:
   - Build without gconf support, which should fix the hang with chromium
    (LP: #545209).
  * debian/patches/90_svn420_fix_null.patch:
   - From upstream, fix NULL pointer errors (LP: #709277)
  * debian/patches/91_svn421_disable_npp_initialize.patch:
   - From upstream, fix FTBFS with new xulrunner.
  * debian/control:
   - Drop build-depends on quilt, handle by format 3.0.
  * debian/patches/01_xulrunner-20.patch:
   - Drop, replace by upstream patch 91_svn421_disable_npp_initialize.patch.
 -- Julien Lavergne <email address hidden> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:17:54 +0100

Changed in gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released

Can we expect a backport to Lucid? It was there where this bug was reported from.

Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

Maybe if the 90_svn420_fix_null.patch patch apply on the gecko-mediaplayer version on Lucid and Maverick, and if someone follow the SRU process :

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