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bug #33968: Gnash crashes on Khan Academy lesson videos

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 08 Aug 2011 12:58:39 PM UTC  
Votes:  100  
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Release:  master Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Sun 22 Apr 2012 04:03:40 AM UTC, comment #2:

The Khan Academy media player is AVM2 (flash 10), so doesn't work in Gnash at all.

Rob Savoye <rsavoye>
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Sat 21 Apr 2012 12:11:57 PM UTC, comment #1:

I can confirm the bug in Ubuntu (Gnash version 0.8.10-20110912-none).

Gnash does not stop (i.e. the menus work fine), but no video is played.

It plays in Gnash at youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZx3U0dbASg

Ole Tange <tange>
Mon 08 Aug 2011 12:58:39 PM UTC, original submission:

Gnash seems to crash when trying to view any of the lesson videos on http://www.khanacademy.org/

An example is http://www.khanacademy.org/video/scale-of-earth-and--sun?playlist=Cosmology%20and%20Astronomy

I suspect that the problem is their site polls the regular flash player to check the video progress, you are awarded study points (called energy points) for watching videos.

The code for their site also seems to be available as Free software if that would help in trying to solve this problem. https://sites.google.com/a/khanacademy.org/forge/home

The problem with gnash crashing when viewing lesson videos on the Khan Academy website has been replicated by at four people using gnash 0.8.9 and sortiecat (from the gnash irc channel on freenode) has tested it using the master version.



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