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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

[solved] HTML5 Youtube with no video on Firefox/Iceweasel, in Debian testing/Stretch

Posted 08-10-2015 at 12:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-10-2015 at 12:05 AM by the dsc

Googling a little bit about, some solutions to the same symptoms pointed to needing to install something like gstreamer-ffmpeg. But not only that's unavailable in the latest Debian testing (Stretch), but it seems it's the other way around: for me it started to work again when I deactivated something related to gstreamer on about:config.

Doing so doesn't seem to have affected anything else (namely flash videos). But I feel that now HTML5 on youtube is somewhat heavier, buy maybe it...
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Possible key mechanism to disable xscreensaver automatically when watching youtube and the like

Posted 05-29-2014 at 08:07 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I haven't even tried it yet, it just looks like a good candidate method to mess with eventually:

top p $mplayer_pid -bd 0.25 n 3 | grep $mplayer_pid | awk '{print $9}'
I saw it here:

That would give "larger than zero" numbers when mplayer is playing (I think Debian's/current "top" syntax is a little bit different and requires "b" and "d" separated,...
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