firefox w/ mplayer plugin crashes on .mov file

Bug #360222 reported by gkornelson on 2009-04-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayer (Mandriva)
mplayerplug-in (Debian)
Fix Released
mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Ever since installing upgrades yesterday (April 7, 2009), firefox crashes when trying to play .mov files from Apple using the mozilla-mplayer plugin. Everything works fine using the mozilla-totem plugin, so I'm not sure whether this is a firefox bug or a bug in the mplayer plugin.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.8+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

gkornelson (gkornelson) wrote :
chocolateboy (chocolateboy) wrote :

This bug is also being tracked here:

tags: added: apple mplayer-plugin quicktime
chocolateboy (chocolateboy) wrote :

The mplayer-plugin in question is: QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5

The console output prior to crashing is:

    code: 23
     speed -1
    Segmentation fault

Here's another report:

chocolateboy (chocolateboy) wrote :

More discussions:

The suggested workaround is to replace mozilla-mplayer with gecko-mediaplayer.

Alexander Sack (asac) on 2009-05-05
affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu) → mplayer (Ubuntu)
affects: mplayer (Ubuntu) → mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)
Changed in mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
affects: mplayer (Debian) → mplayerplug-in (Debian)
Changed in mplayerplug-in (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in mplayer (Mandriva):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Eugenia Loli-Queru (eloli) wrote :

Is this fixed for the latest version of ubuntu? Because it crashes here, and i have all the latest versions of everything. Or do I need to enable any repository that's not on by default?

chocolateboy (chocolateboy) wrote :


Until it gets fixed, you can use gecko-mediaplayer instead:

    sudo apt-get remove mozilla-mplayer
    sudo apt-get install gecko-mediaplayer

They're both in multiverse, so if you have mozilla-mplayer installed, you should be able to install gecko-mediaplayer:

See here for more info:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mplayerplug-in - 3.55-2ubuntu1

mplayerplug-in (3.55-2ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian unstable, remaining changes: LP: #386705
    - debian/control:
      + add Xb-Npp-xxx tags accordingly to "firefox distro add-on support"
      + replace build-depends on iceape-dev with libxul-dev.
      + replace iceweasel with firefox-3.0 | xulrunner.
      + replace iceape-browser with seamonkey-browser.
      + add alternative depends on mplayer-nogui (>= 1.0~rc2).
      + tighten mplayer dependency to (>= 1.0~rc2).
    - debian/mozilla-mplayer.links:
      + add firefox and xulrunner symlinks.
  * Fixes: LP: #239506 LP: #376932 LP: #360756 LP: #360222 (Hopefully).

 -- Bhavani Shankar <email address hidden> Sat, 13 Jun 2009 18:02:40 +0530

Changed in mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
JDHatman (jason-hatman) wrote :

Thank you cholocateboy!!

I've been trying to remedy the firefox/mplayer issue for a day now. Thank you for a solution that actually worked!

Jason Hatman

John Rose (johnaaronrose) wrote :

This bug still applies in Lucid.

Changed in mplayer (Mandriva):
importance: Unknown → Critical
Changed in mplayer (Mandriva):
status: Confirmed → Unknown
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