Firefox 3 video playing crash - Ubuntu

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  1. Firefox 3 video playing crash

    If you've got Firefox 3 installed, please try playing this video
    (it's a short video sample, RTSP streamed, MPEG4 container, H.264 codec).

    I don't know which Firefox plugin that Ubuntu uses by default for playing
    video streams, but on the assumption that it's gstreamer, then you'll
    need package "gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg" (or whatever the latest version is)
    installed for the H.264 codec.

    http://www.streamzilla.eu/samples/Qu..._RTSP_Web.html

    Then install either of the two most popular Firefox add-ons, Adblock or
    DownloadHelper (they can be just as easily deinstalled or disabled) e.g.:

    edit -> prefs -> main -> manage add-ons -> add -> enter "adblock"

    Then restart Firefox 3 and retry the video. Does it still play?

    It closes FF3 on my system. When FF3 crashes, it should popup crash
    reporting options, but this problem doesn't seem to register as a crash.

    Actually, I use Mandriva 2008.1, but I'd like to know if this applies to
    other distros before I report it on the Mozilla Bugzilla.

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    Dave Farrance



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  2. Re: Firefox 3 video playing crash

    On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:17:56 GMT, Dave Farrance wrote:
    > If you've got Firefox 3 installed, please try playing this video
    > (it's a short video sample, RTSP streamed, MPEG4 container, H.264 codec).
    >


    Kubuntu 8.04 w/firefox 3 with adblock (don't wander the net without it)

    > I don't know which Firefox plugin that Ubuntu uses by default for playing
    > video streams, but on the assumption that it's gstreamer, then you'll
    > need package "gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg" (or whatever the latest version is)
    > installed for the H.264 codec.


    I use the mplayer plugin with all codecs installed.

    >
    > http://www.streamzilla.eu/samples/Qu..._RTSP_Web.html
    >
    > Then install either of the two most popular Firefox add-ons, Adblock or
    > DownloadHelper (they can be just as easily deinstalled or disabled) e.g.:
    >
    > edit -> prefs -> main -> manage add-ons -> add -> enter "adblock"
    >
    > Then restart Firefox 3 and retry the video. Does it still play?


    No problems here. Might be something with the gstreamer plugin, but
    mplayer played the stream flawlessly.

    >
    > It closes FF3 on my system. When FF3 crashes, it should popup crash
    > reporting options, but this problem doesn't seem to register as a crash.
    >
    > Actually, I use Mandriva 2008.1, but I'd like to know if this applies to
    > other distros before I report it on the Mozilla Bugzilla.


    Looks like you need to do a little more investigating before reporting a
    bug to mozilla.

    Cheers,
    Goph

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  3. Re: Firefox 3 video playing crash

    Gopher wrote:

    >On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:17:56 GMT, Dave Farrance wrote:
    >> If you've got Firefox 3 installed, please try playing this video
    >> http://www.streamzilla.eu/samples/Qu..._RTSP_Web.html


    >Kubuntu 8.04 w/firefox 3 with adblock (don't wander the net without it)
    > ...
    >I use the mplayer plugin with all codecs installed.
    > ...
    >No problems here. Might be something with the gstreamer plugin, but
    >mplayer played the stream flawlessly.
    > ...
    >Looks like you need to do a little more investigating before reporting a
    >bug to mozilla.


    Thanks for your reply. After another trawl through the Mozilla bugzilla,
    I've found that this problem has been reported several times, so I've
    just now tacked a comment onto the end of one:

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=412333

    And it seems that it is a longstanding problem with Ubuntu as well, and
    still not fixed with a new totem/gstreamer plugin release, despite being
    marked as resolved here:

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378911

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    Dave Farrance

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