Re: Iceape video problem
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 03:20:49PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 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 not some outdated file that was left behind during an earlier attempt to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):
Ah-ha! Found the difference. The listing for Shockwave Flash is
identical to that shown below except for the entry for the File Name:
For the system that doen't play videos: npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
For the system that plays videos: libflashplayer.so
I deleted all the npwrapper entries in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and
added a symbolic link to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so.
Now the iceape browser plays youtube videos. All OK.
iceape is apparently different from iceweasel - I cannot find any
about:config. In preferences/helper applications there is a box "Always
use the Netscape Plug-In Finder Service (PFS) to get plugins" This box
has always been checked. In the top menu bar the pull down from Help
includes an item About Plug-ins.
> 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
> Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
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