firefox crashes if swfdec-mozilla installed. Btw, youtube doesnt work anyway

Bug #330309 reported by LimCore on 2009-02-16
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swfdec-mozilla (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I installed flash, after that, all sites (not just flash ones) crash epically after few seconds each time.

ii swfdec-mozilla 0.8.0-0ubuntu1

With this - flash crashes often.

Also, anyway flash does not really work (in example on youtube):

Loading stream: http://v10.cache.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id=a87916bf5bc7b479&itag=34&ip=88.196.116.99&region=0&signature=A7FEE2A32E78B5F18A7E928D4C8DDE81A31ADB5D.5EDE56DCE8A24F21AE6EE90C32DDABFED6E86AEB&sver=2&expire=1235487569&key=yt1&ipbits=0
SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_video_decoder.c(375): swfdec_video_decoder_errorv: error decoding video: no suitable decoder for video codec 7
SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_audio_decoder.c(201): swfdec_audio_decoder_errorv: error decoding audio: no suitable decoder for audio codec 10

If I run firefox -g, then it segfaults, but then starts up anyway, and then crashes after few seconds.
Like this:
rafal@aclc:~$ firefox -g
/usr/bin/gdb /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.6/firefox -x /tmp/mozargs.ww2887
GNU gdb 6.8-debian
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu"...
(no debugging symbols found)
(gdb) r
Starting program: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.6/firefox
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[...]
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread 0x41438950 (LWP 2894) exited]
[Thread 0x4243a950 (LWP 2896) exited]
[Thread 0x41c39950 (LWP 2895) exited]
[New process 2890]
Executing new program: /bin/dash
(no debugging symbols found)
warning: Cannot initialize thread debugging library: generic error
warning: Cannot initialize thread debugging library: generic error
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
[New process 2890]
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
Executing new program: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.6/firefox
(no debugging symbols found)
[...]
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
(no debugging symbols found)
[...]
(no debugging symbols found)
Segmentation fault

and here firefox anyway runs, but then crashes after few seconds in an epic way.

Also, synaptic can not instal -dbgsym for this firefox (side note: so this bug wins the Bug² award, yey)
(ok there was some instruction with version= something or somethin something on bug hunting wiki, but its totally not user friendly, I think most people taking time to donte a bug report do not like to spend more of it then needed)

ubuntu 8.10 amd64
ii firefox 3.0.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.

(ps.: bug³ - dpkg -l makes it harder to report damn version.
Why make 1 developer take 5 minutes to change default column length to 200, when we can instead make 10000 bug repoters each loose 5 minutes to re-google wheel? that is the spirit, lets make life harder)

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

The symptoms went away after reversing installation of gnash/swfdec, that is:

Completely removed the following packages:
gnash
gnash-common
libswfdec-0.8-0
swfdec-gnome
swfdec-mozilla

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

changed firefox to firefox-3.0 since that is the package it happens on.

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

$ firefox-3.0 -p -g
Loading stream: http://www.youtube.com/active_sharing.swf
Loading stream: http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/watch-vfl79921.swf
unhandled event 19
Loading stream: http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/iv_module-vfl79529.swf
Loading stream: http://www.youtube.com/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/reviews/y/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/reviews/y/read2?video_id=qHkWv1vHtHk
$ firefox-3.0 -p -g
Loading stream: http://www.youtube.com/active_sharing.swf
Loading stream: http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/watch-vfl79921.swf
unhandled event 19
Loading stream: http://s.ytimg.com/yt/swf/iv_module-vfl79529.swf
Loading stream: http://www.youtube.com/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/reviews/y/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/crossdomain.xml
Loading stream: http://www.google.com/reviews/y/read2?video_id=qHkWv1vHtHk
Loading stream: http://v10.cache.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id=a87916bf5bc7b479&itag=34&ip=88.196.116.99&region=0&signature=A7FEE2A32E78B5F18A7E928D4C8DDE81A31ADB5D.5EDE56DCE8A24F21AE6EE90C32DDABFED6E86AEB&sver=2&expire=1235487569&key=yt1&ipbits=0
SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_video_decoder.c(375): swfdec_video_decoder_errorv: error decoding video: no suitable decoder for video codec 7
SWFDEC: ERROR: swfdec_audio_decoder.c(201): swfdec_audio_decoder_errorv: error decoding audio: no suitable decoder for audio codec 10

description: updated
LimCore (limcore) on 2009-02-24
description: updated
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

I would say its rather swfdec than gnash as that is known to eat more resources / CPU cycles.

Sergio Ventura (sergioventura) wrote :

First I have installed install_flash_player_10_linux.deb and unistalled flashplugin-nonfree but I didn't resolved the problem and the version of flash plugin on Firefox was the same (9.....). Then I have unistalled swfdec and the version of plugin changed to 10.... and now videos are OK.
I think that there is a conflict between swfdec plugin and adobe flash player plugin.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

The swfdec-mozilla package ruins the flashplugin-nonfree player even if it is disabled in Firefox (and does not show up in about:plugins). I have to completely uninstall it before the Adobe player can work.

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