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Old 06-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
burkie
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video stream pink


dear all,
some videos i try to watch thru a web-browser (iceweasel, konqueror or galeon) look like they are scrambled and are coloured pink. most videos work, this phenomen is only with some, f.e. on www.arte.tv. on another computer with the same system (current lenny) i can watch those video (only that this computer is slow and the screen pretty dark). i checked for codecs, i have now tons of them installed on the first system (incl all on the second one (i think)). the only difference between the two systems is, that i installed system(1) a new, whereas i built system(2) up from debian edge.

anybody an idea how i can watch those videos?

greetings from hoher flaeming,
burkie
 
Old 06-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
jdkaye
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Hi Burkie,
I tried your link and I can watch the videos with no problem. I have not watched all of them so unless you tell us exactly which videos give you problems I can't be sure of what it is. Anyway, they look fine on FFx 3.5Preview using the latest Adobe Flash plugin (v.10.0 r22). Can you look at
Code:
about:plugins
on your iceweasel and see which plugin you have installed? If you have more than one type of flash plugin installed that could cause problems.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
burkie
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Hi Burkie,
I tried your link and I can watch the videos with no problem. I have not watched all of them so unless you tell us exactly which videos give you problems I can't be sure of what it is. Anyway, they look fine on FFx 3.5Preview using the latest Adobe Flash plugin (v.10.0 r22). Can you look at
Code:
about:plugins
on your iceweasel and see which plugin you have installed? If you have more than one type of flash plugin installed that could cause problems.
Cheers,
jdk
thanks for your help!

the videos i actually wanted to watch are already gone:-( but here is another example:
http://www.arte.tv/de/Videos-auf-ART...scending=false

i apparently had about 5 mplayer plugins intsalled. i threw all off them out, but one. still the above linked video shows a pink garbled screen. now two flash-player plugins are left over, ver 9 and 10 (9 deactivated in iceweasel, 10 activated). when i try to throw out 9 (libswfdec-0.6-90) both synaptic and aptitude want to remove gnome as well. i would do that. and re-install gnome. but, for the sake of ease, is there another way? BTW, is there a way to figure which codec (or plugin) is needed for a certain online video (like gspot, but a sort of online version)

greetings,
burkie
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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thanks for your help!

the videos i actually wanted to watch are already gone:-( but here is another example:
http://www.arte.tv/de/Videos-auf-ART...scending=false

i apparently had about 5 mplayer plugins intsalled. i threw all off them out, but one. still the above linked video shows a pink garbled screen. now two flash-player plugins are left over, ver 9 and 10 (9 deactivated in iceweasel, 10 activated). when i try to throw out 9 (libswfdec-0.6-90) both synaptic and aptitude want to remove gnome as well. i would do that. and re-install gnome. but, for the sake of ease, is there another way? BTW, is there a way to figure which codec (or plugin) is needed for a certain online video (like gspot, but a sort of online version)

greetings,
burkie
Yeah, having 5 of the same plugins installed will cause problems. I could watch the video you linked to easily enough with my regular FFx setup that I described earlier. Interestingly it offered me another flv player called JW FLV Media Player 4.4. But I watch the video with no problem on my current setup.

Usually FFx is clever enough to know what plugin is required for a given video and a popup will appear asking if you want to download a player for it if you don't already have one. Otherwise you can check the video link and based on the extension you can figure out what player is needed.

Regarding libswfdec, you've got the wrong package. There are no FFx plugins included in the libswfdec-0.6-90 package (nor any other plugins for that matter). If you look in
Code:
about:plugins
in the FFx url bar it will tell you which file is the swf plugin. Then it's easy enough to find the package that contains it and remove it.

So do not remove libswfdec-0.6-90. You will then have to reinstall gnome for nothing and still not have solved your problem.

Cheers,
jdk
 
  


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