Videos don't play on dailymotion.com on desktop

Bug #1662826 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2017-02-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

Testing webbrowser-app with oxide 1.20.4 on desktop, dailymotion.com videos don't play (only display a black rectangle in place of the actual video). They do work on mobile devices.

I’m seeing the following in the app's log:

[WARNING:flash/platform/pepper/pep_module.cpp(63)] SANDBOXED
Vector smash protection is enabled.

So it appears that dailymotion is serving a flash video player instead of an HTML5 video.

A simple UA override appears to do the trick.

Related branches

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-02-08
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: ua-override
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1

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webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Explicitely define Ctrl+R as the refresh shortcut for the browser
    (LP: #1593877)

  [ Andrew Hayzen ]
  * Use the new TabsBar component from Ubuntu.Components.Extras

  [ Florian Boucault ]
  * Add Peekier to available search engines (LP: #1649673)
  * Bookmarks and history: increased font size one level
  * Make new tabs opened in the background to be placed next to the tab
    requesting them instead of at the end of the list of tabs (LP: #1499780)
  * Enable predictive text in address bar (LP: #1378750)
  * Fix issue with new tab page sometimes never being unloaded (LP: #1659435)
  * Snap: embed ubuntu-ui-extras by building it from source
  * Improved UX for <select> dropdowns in web content
  * Store and restore on startup the size of each window (LP: #1312892)
  * Do not go fullscreen if already fullscreen (LP: #1665727)
  * Do not rely on qmake as webbrowser is CMake based

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop "Open a " prefix from .desktop Actions (LP: #1668699)

  [ Matthieu James ]
  * Updated browser icon (LP: #1358050)

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Properly set the APP_ID variable for the snappy world

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Use the no-system-libraries build attribute instead of specifying extra
    stage packages
  * Move snapcraft.yaml to snap directory (new in snapcraft 2.26)
  * Add a desktop UA override for dailymotion.com (LP: #1662826)
  * Log oxide and chromium versions at app startup
  * Add UA overrides for google photos (desktop and mobile) (LP: #1665926)
  * Explicitly plug to the "mir" interface (LP: #1662145)
  * Add "ibus" and "nvidia" apparmor abstractions to webbrowser-app apparmor
    profile
  * Additional holes in generated apparmor profile to allow webbrowser-app
    to run under unity8 in zesty (LP: #1590561)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:35:28 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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