totem youtube plugin does not play; "you might not have permission"

Bug #193609 reported by Matthew McGowan on 2008-02-20

This bug report was converted into a question: question #25146: totem youtube plugin does not play; "you might not have permission".

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Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

I receive an error while trying to playback videos retrieved by the totem youtube plugin.

This is the error:
Could not open location: you might not have permission to open the file.

Here is the terminal output, generated by the error:
matthew@matthew-desktop:~/Pictures$ totem
** (totem:8013): DEBUG: Init of Python module
** (totem:8013): DEBUG: Registering Python plugin instance: YouTube+TotemPythonPlugin
** (totem:8013): DEBUG: Creating object of type YouTube+TotemPythonPlugin
** (totem:8013): DEBUG: Creating Python plugin instance
** Message: Error: Could not open resource for reading.
gstgnomevfssrc.c(841): gst_gnome_vfs_src_start (): /play/source:
Could not open vfs file "http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=BgDMJUjPG_g&t=OEgsToPDskKjduZJZzOIy2tGfk0mfWDe" for reading: Generic error (2)

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for your comments. This does not appear to be a bug report and we are closing it. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise your question in the support tracker. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu

Changed in totem:
status: New → Invalid
miked (miked11) wrote :

Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Alpha 4
My totem doesn't even install youtube plug-in.
your download video doesn't seem to be on the site anymore.
I was able to watch youtube videos with firefox 3 preview with flash player plugin.

miked (miked11) wrote :

Plug-in Error:
Unable to activate YouTube Plug-in Browser

Matthew McGowan (mmcg069) wrote :

miked,

you need to "apt-get install python-gdata". That should get the plugin installing.

miked (miked11) wrote :

Cool, Thanks, Yes, it installed, but I'm have trouble getting anything to play from YouTube with it.

miked (miked11) wrote :

root@tower-desktop:~#

Matthew McGowan (mmcg069) wrote :

Yep thats what I'm getting, atm (see original bug). Everything was working a couple or more days ago, but some patch brought an end to that. I'd say you just need to wait until the appropriate patch is released -- like me.

Its worth the wait though because browsing youtube in totem is a pretty nice experience. Best of all fullscreen is smoooooth unlike what i get using the proprietary browser plug-in.

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