Bug 461514 - npviewer - flash videos - randomly grey window
npviewer - flash videos - randomly grey window
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspluginwrapper (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-08 15:10 EDT by shrek-m
Modified: 2008-09-08 19:56 EDT (History)
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Description shrek-m 2008-09-08 15:10:52 EDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008071615 Fedora/3.0.1-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0.1

after a few months with f9 and flash it is sometimes really annoying,

view one ore more flash videos and suddenly one or all are stopped and all the flash windows are grey and stopped.

sometimes it is ok to reload the video and it is ok,
sometimes you have to restart firefox,
sometimes you have to kill npviewer,
sometimes nothing works and you can try it a few hours later.

no_proxy, cookies_allowed ==
sometimes it happens after a few seconds,
sometimes after a few minutes,
sometimes after 20 minutes,
sometimes you can watch 60+ minutes without problems.

it happens
1; really often
http://edition.cnn.com/video/  (politics and others)

2; sometimes
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/  video (politics, others not so often)

3; seldom

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. watch one or more flash videos
Actual Results:  
the video(s) is(are) randomly stopped and you get grey windows(s)

Expected Results:  
"nspluginwrapper+flash_i386" should work without problems as "flash_i386" under ubuntu_i386 or macosx.

it seems to go really bad if cnn adds new videos.
could it be that npviewer has problems with starting new windows or does not like changes?

fedora9 up2date:
$ rpm -q firefox xulrunner nspluginwrapper

$ ps auxw | grep npviewer
user     3835 34.0  2.0 173732 40484 ?        Rl   20:17   1:52 /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin --plugin /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so --connection /org/wrapper/NSPlugins/libflashplayer.so/3528-2
user     4104  0.0  0.0  85792   824 pts/0    S+   20:22   0:00 grep npviewer

adobe flash player:
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2008-09-08 19:56:10 EDT
Adobe Flash Player 9 has a number of known problems that will not be fixed by Adobe.  Adobe is nearing the release of Flash 10 that can work a lot better than Flash 9, but it currently requires a number of workarounds to work in Fedora.

Please follow the directions written here with Flash 10.  If you find 100% reproducible problems after doing all the listed workarounds, then please open a new bug and tell us how to reproduce that problem.

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