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Re: Iceape video problem

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 13:57:41 -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 02:19:41PM -0300, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
> > On Sex, 09 Out 2009, "Thomas H. George" wrote:
> > >I have two computers with uptodate Squeeze sytems including gdm, icewm
> > >and the iceape suite.  In one system the iceape browser can play youtube
> > >videos, in the other system cannot.
> > >
> > >The system that cannot play youtube videos has installed same plugins
> > >for iceape as the system which can play the videos.  The system that
> > >cannot play youtube videos has three additional plugins installed -
> > >Adobe Reader 9.1, Java plugin 1.6.0-14 and Java plugin 1.6.0-16.


> > Java is not involved in playing Youtube videos.
> > 
> > >The problem does not seem to be with gdm and icewm as it is possible to
> > >open a terminal window and play a video with the command totem test.flv.
> > 
> > Neither are stand-alone video players.
> > 
> > >I have beat my head against this problem for two days now and still have
> > >no clue as to the difference between the two systems.
> > >
> > >Any suggests as to where to look would be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > You need the flash plugin. Install the flashplugin-nonfree package
> > and it should work.
> > 
> flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest verion.

I think you should check if iceape actually uses the correct plugin (and
not some outdated file that was left behind during an earlier attempt to
get flash working, for example).

Here is how to do that (for iceweasel, I hope it also works for iceape):

Go to "about:config", put "plugin" into the filter box and find the
setting called "plugin.expose_full_path". Change it to "true"
(right-click on the setting and choose "Toggle"). The "about:plugin"
page will now show you the full paths to all the plugin files that
iceweasel uses. Check the entry for "Shockwave Flash"; for comparison,
here is what I have on my Sid system:

Shockwave Flash
  File name: /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
  Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

MIME Type                     | Description         | Suffixes | Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash | Shockwave Flash     | swf      | Yes
application/futuresplash      | FutureSplash Player | spl      | Yes

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