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Old 01-26-2019, 09:34 AM   #1
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Question Can't watch videos I bought from Google using Seamonkey. Running Slackware 14.2


YouTube said I need HTML5 support to watch anything I paid for yet all the codecs have a blue check on the YouTube compatibility page.
It doesn't bother me much but I hate having to start Firefox just to watch one video.
From what I found apparently Google uses Widevine for their DRM, I haven't found a way for Seamonkey to use it.
 
Old 01-26-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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To clarify, are you getting a message say something about HTML5 not being supported? If so, what version of SeaMonkey are you using?
 
Old 01-26-2019, 02:48 PM   #3
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To clarify, are you getting a message say something about HTML5 not being supported? If so, what version of SeaMonkey are you using?
It's the current ver. Seamonkey 2.49.4
here's a screenshot from youtube.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:15 PM   #4
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Hmm, I just tested on my machine with the same version and it worked. That is what you get when you browse to YouTube or try and watch a video on YouTube? Try clicking Restart with Add-Ons Disabled and maybe try checking "Reset all user preferences" and "Disable add-ons".
 
Old 01-26-2019, 03:53 PM   #5
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Try clicking Restart with Add-Ons Disabled and maybe try checking "Reset all user preferences" and "Disable add-ons".
Didn't work, I found a website https://html5test.com that tests the Browsers codecs, under Video it says that it dosen't have MPEG-4 ASP & H.265
could that be it?
 
Old 01-26-2019, 04:15 PM   #6
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It says the same thing (MPEG-4 ASP & H.265) are not supported on my system. To clarify, are you having trouble watching any YouTube video or just a select few? If only a few, is there any that are freely available that you could provide a link to so that maybe we can look at it and see if anything stands out? I have Debian rather than Slackware, but if you are able to get it to run on Firefox, I presume the issue is not related to the distro.
 
Old 01-26-2019, 04:31 PM   #7
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Sorry I misread your reply, yes only paid videos wont play I have no problem playing any other video on youtube.
Firefox works because of Widevine DRM decoder.
 
Old 01-27-2019, 12:47 AM   #8
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This June 2018 post from a member of the SeaMonkey Council seems relevant.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:44 AM   #9
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:02 AM   #10
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Slackware 14.2 did not have a ffmpeg package. That got added to slackware-current so it will be present in Slackware 15.0 once that gets released.
In the meantime, I suggest installing a ffmpeg package for your Slackware 14.2 with the required codec support (the Mozilla browsers depend on an external ffmpeg to be present), like here: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/re..._64-1alien.txz or here if you have a 32bit OS: https://slackware.nl/people/alien/re...486-1alien.txz
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reply's, I found that 2018 post but hoped that maybe there would be some way to watch the DRM videos.
Like I said it's not a problem just a nuisance, I already had ffmpeg installed I compiled but reinstalled it using Alien Bob's package.
Since it is impossible to watch Google DRM video now should I mark the post Solved?
 
Old 01-28-2019, 10:01 AM   #12
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Some Seamonkey users prefer it's more conservative approach because HTML5 DRM content very often includes added vulnerability. There may be hidden ways now to enable it in newer Seamonkey versions but most prefer it stay conservative and safer and simply use a different browser for HTML5 DRM content. Firefox has a visible checkbox to enable DRM content but it is by default unchecked or "off". Thus a quick solution would be to simply use a different browser for DRM content.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:06 AM   #13
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....Thus a quick solution would be to simply use a different browser for DRM content.
Agreed.
Firefox will stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and NBC. I haven't tried any others.
One caveat is, Firefox-ESR will not work.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:40 AM   #14
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As of the latest Slackware version, Vivaldi bundles Widevine, so it should "just work".

https://gist.github.com/ruario/dcbba...cc883542ff7ace
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:44 AM   #15
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Agreed.
Firefox will stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and NBC. I haven't tried any others.
One caveat is, Firefox-ESR will not work.
I can also confirm "Hulu" and "CBS All Access" as functional in Firefox on Slackware. I use Hulu to watch Survivor/Amazing Race recordings and CBS All Access for live TV.
 
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