Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468853
GNU Stephen Fry video fails to play in Firefox
Last modified: 2018-04-11 10:53:03 EDT
Description of problem:
The 'Freedom Fry - "Happy Birthday to GNU"' video on the GNU website fails to play in Firefox. One would expect this to play, given that GNU isn't going to publish a video that's based on proprietary goo.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox.
2. Go to http://www.gnu.org/fry/
3. Click play
Video completely fails to play.
Video playing. Cheese and all.
a) they used Java applet for playing the video (which seems silly to me -- I would prefer OGG, which they have only as an alternative download, but whatever),
b) works on Rawhide -- I don't know whether there will be java upgraded for F9
Anyway, reassigning to java folks.
Created attachment 321710 [details]
Warning popup about proprietary and free formats.
It's somewhat surprising that it's telling me an Ogg Theora + Ogg Vorbis video is a proprietary format...
I've just tried it out in a new user on my machine. It first tries Java, then it tries Totem. The Totem one seems to work after telling me that the video is in a proprietary format (which is a load of bunk, as it's Ogg Theora).
This isn't a java plugin problem, but a totem/firefox plugin problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 458404 ***