Bug 476342 - Doesn't work at all.
Doesn't work at all.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnash (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Patrice Dumas
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-13 04:56 EST by Austin
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:16 EST (History)
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Description Austin 2008-12-13 04:56:44 EST
Description of problem:
Doesn't work at all in Firefox 3.0.4 - can't view even a simple YouTube clip.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install gnash*
2. firefox http://www.youtube.com
3. Click on a video to watch.
4. Observe a white box, and nothing much else...
Actual results:
No visible player when viewing Flash sites.

Expected results:
To see something...

Additional info:
Available on request.
Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2008-12-15 08:24:42 EST
It was working for me recently. Maybe it is x86_64 related?
What happens for other sites?
Does gtk-gnash standalone works?

For example does running gnash without argument work?
Comment 2 Austin 2008-12-16 21:08:59 EST
I'm uncertain what changed, but now when I right click on the white box, I saw an unticked "playing" check box, so ticked that and saw the normal youtube player. BUT... black. The progress bar moved, and the "what do you want to watch next" previews came up, but the entire video was black. (Checked with a few other random clicks to ensure it wasn't just that video)

I then checked in Properties and saw the "save file" button on the main video, saved as "youtube_save" and tried from the command line:

$ file youtube_save 
youtube_save: Macromedia Flash Video
[austin@test ~]$ gtk-gnash youtube_save 
RcInitFile: parsing /etc/gnashrc
RcInitFile: couldn't open file: /home/austin/.gnashrc
Could not load movie 'youtube_save'

... and then a prompt.

Saved files appear to play in VLC...

testflash.com appears to work (what ever that's supposed to do?) I click on the white squares now and they do stuff.

Unable to view videos from video.msn.com

A bit of a mixed bag, at the moment...
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