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bug #24472: Flash video sites that are currently unsupported by gnash

Submitter:  Michael Gilbert <zero79>
Submitted:  Tue 07 Oct 2008 02:11:48 AM UTC
Votes: 1
Category:  video Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  trunk Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sat 15 Aug 2009 01:56:34 AM UTC, comment #6: 

has a SWF9 video player that doesn't work.
It only shows a white rectangle

(file #18572)

Wed 03 Dec 2008 12:06:07 PM UTC, comment #5: 

http://www.spiegel.de has a SWF9 video player that doesn't work.

Benjamin Wolsey <bwy>
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Fri 28 Nov 2008 09:43:31 AM UTC, comment #4: 

http://5min.com also doesn't work (SWF9).

Benjamin Wolsey <bwy>
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Sun 19 Oct 2008 05:23:40 PM UTC, comment #3: 

It's SWF9.  No guarantees there.  You can run the SWF from the standalone gnash using the uploded shell script.

(file #16702)

Russ Nelson <nelsonrn>
Sat 18 Oct 2008 09:41:05 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Videos also don't work at http://www.filmroster.com

It looks like it's going to start and shows some controls, but then just sits there forever with no video or audio. 

I don't know how to determine whether its a SWF8/9 site.

Brian C <brianwc>
Tue 07 Oct 2008 06:58:26 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Many thanks for the list.

video.google.com should more or less work now (video plays, controls look odd). It seems the video may not work, only sound, in the small window, but clicking on "watch this at video.google.com" gets both video and sound.

The rest still don't work. Some are SWF9 and will almost certainly have to wait for AVM2 support (hopefully within a few months).

Getting the SWF8 players to work should be feasible.

Benjamin Wolsey <bwy>
Group Member
Tue 07 Oct 2008 02:11:48 AM UTC, original submission:  

as of this year, gnash now supports youtube videos pretty well.  however, the same statement can't be made for most other flash video sites.  i've compiled a list (in no particular order) of sites that are currently not working:

http://video.google.com (videos will sometimes say loading, and some will play sound, but none show images)

http://www.hulu.com (the frame of the video player loads, but it says "unavailable")

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes (just get a black window)

http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes (spiral spins forever)

http://www.cbs.com/innertube (just get a grey window)

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video (videos play with sound, but audio skips and gets out of sync)

http://vids.myspace.com (just get white window)

http://www.cnn.com/video (frame loads, but neither video nor sound starts)

http://www.break.com (frame loads, and says "buffering.." forever)

http://video.yahoo.com (just get black window)

this applies to version 0.8.3 of the mozilla-gnash-plugin on firefox 3.0.3.  all of these sites do work just fine with adobe's flash 10 plugin on firefox 3.0.3.

in order to convince average users that gnash is indeed capable of meeting all/most of their needs, these less-common sites will need to be made to work as flawlessly as youtube.  i understand that it will take a lot of hard work to get there, but hopefully this list of problems is a good starting point.

thanks for all the hard work!

Michael Gilbert <zero79>


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file #18572:  gnash-dbg_cttv-de.log added by None (245KiB - text/x-log)
file #16702:  gnash-debug-2.sh added by nelsonrn (499B - application/x-shellscript)


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