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Old 03-19-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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SBO issues with Firefox - youtube no longer working (again) now.


Ok I just blasted Slack out - reinstalled it, checked my youtube in firefox - redid what I did and it goes blank - this time it did not go blank- it kept working so I changed into my dir where I keep all of my SBo.x.x.tgz installs
Code:
installpkg *
installed everything back again. Then went and checked youtube again and bye bye video it is now no longer working again.

so if I run
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removepkg *
will it remove every SBo I installed and not screw up slack so I can play that one at a time install and check youtube until I find what is causing it to no longer work?

and or
do you think ffmpeg maybe having something to do with it. what the hell would cause it to screw up from an outside app? grumble grumble grumble --

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Are you using AlienBob's VLC? And what plugin are you using; flashplayer or npapi?
 
Old 03-19-2017, 04:57 PM   #3
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Are you using AlienBob's VLC, and what plugin are you using; flashplayer or npapi?
bob's it converts to mp3 because it is outside USA compiled vlc how ever he got that one setup.

how do I find out that other one - let me look in setting on Firefox 50.0.1 - I have no idea actually
Quote:
Support will end for all NPAPI plugins except for Flash in March 2017, when Firefox version 52 is released.

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:00 PM   #4
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bob's it converts to mp3 because it is outside USA compiled vlc how ever he got that one setup.
If you haven't installed either flashplayer or npapi (from SBo or Alien's) you're not using either.

I end up recompiling Eric's VLC with MOZPLUGIN="NO" because it interferes with flashplayer-plugin for me for some reason.

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:08 PM   #5
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Is the OpenH264 plugin activated in Firefox?!
 
Old 03-19-2017, 05:09 PM   #6
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Now listening Hilary Hahn with no plugin activated and no issue. This is on Firefox 45.8.0 (official binary repackaged).

Listen the cadenza from 7:22...

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:23 PM   #7
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If you haven't installed either flashplayer or npapi (from SBo or Alien's) you're not using either.

I end up recompiling Eric's VLC with MOZPLUGIN="NO" because it interferes with flashplayer-plugin for me for some reason.
this is actually another fresh install -- current - current I keep a mirror of current64 now and am using that to created iso to boot install off of.
 
Old 03-19-2017, 05:27 PM   #8
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Is the OpenH264 plugin activated in Firefox?!
I do not really mess with firefox per se' other than I have placed flash in the ~/.mozzia/firefox/plugins before but not lately. it has nothing right now at all it is a fresh Firefox directory in my home.

yeah it is in there in plugins that is the only one (thing) that is in plugins set to : always activate
 
Old 03-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #9
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ok from this fresh install I installed using sbotools is -
pcmanfm
terniology

a few other things from my precompiled but nothing to do with video xpenguins some dockapps prboom

youtube is no longer working video wise.

I added the new flash plugin off of adobe sight placed it in ~/.mozzia/plugins
videos do not work

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #10
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Why don't you just use Eric's flashplayer-plugin?

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peo...player-plugin/

then:
Code:
# echo 'export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins' >> /etc/profile
you might need to logout and back in for it to get picked up. I actually reboot after that.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:17 PM   #11
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I do not really mess with firefox per se' other than I have placed flash in the ~/.mozzia/firefox/plugins before but not lately. it has nothing right now at all it is a fresh Firefox directory in my home.

yeah it is in there in plugins that is the only one (thing) that is in plugins set to : always activate
Its what I use. I don't use flash.

FFMPEG working? VP9 and Opus codecs installed and working?
 
Old 03-19-2017, 07:27 PM   #12
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Is the OpenH264 plugin activated in Firefox?!
IIRC, the only plug-in being recognized by Firefox, as of version 52, is Flash.
With all the problems some people seem to have I've started to wonder if it has something to do with possible confusion with the slackpkg system?
Perhaps, just downloading what is needed and using,
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new
might be a better course of action for some?
Just a thought.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:44 PM   #13
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IIRC, the only plug-in being recognized by Firefox, as of version 52, is Flash.
With all the problems some people seem to have I've started to wonder if has something to do with possible confusion with the slackpkg system?
Perhaps, just downloading what is needed and using,
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new
might be a better course of action for some?
Just a thought.
x264 is listed for me in version 52. Most videos I don't think use that on youtube. They use VP9 and Opus from what I can tell.
 
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:40 AM   #14
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Firefox doesn't need Flash to play YouTube videos. Most of YouTube videos should play in Firefox out of the box (using WebM format), they simply won't be played in the best video quality possible. Higher quality videos are often encoded using H.264, recent Firefox versions (like the one in -current) require ffmpeg to play them. OpenH264 is used for WebRTC only AFAIK.

Since BW-userx is using -current, it could be that he hasn't installed SDL2 set of packages from the latest update, which are now required by ffmpeg, though I don't know if SDL2 is only needed for ffplay command or is linked with more parts of ffmpeg.

BW-userx, what does "no longer working" mean anyway? Are there any error messages? What does https://www.youtube.com/html5 show you?
 
Old 03-20-2017, 06:47 AM   #15
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One more time FRESH install.

I am going to install that SDL2 stuff and see ---

I get a black screen with a fancy F in a circle right in the middle of where the video screen is. I just slapped flash in my home ~/.mozzia/plugins to see if that'd do anything. I did get it to play some videos but not all of . whatever random videos I clicked on. I suspect that is because some are of one type of format and the others are of a different type. It is hard for me to keep up with type of video youtube is playing now day, html5 etc...
 
  


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