[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#580947: Bug#580947: chromium-browser: crash when trying to use HTML5 video tag

Giuseppe Iuculano giuseppe at iuculano.it
Mon May 10 08:33:59 UTC 2010

tags 580947 wontfix

Hi Ansgar,

Il 10/05/2010 05:52, Ansgar Burchardt ha scritto:

> When trying to use the video tag, I get a "Aw, Snap!" message.
> How to reproduce:
> Visit http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/demos/simpleVideo/video.html,
> click any of the buttons ("Play", "Pause", ...).
> The video itself is also not displayed.  Instead I see a message stating
> "Sorry, your browser does not support the <video> element.".
> YouTube also crashes when I try to watch videos after signing up to the
> HTML5 beta on http://www.youtube.com/html5.
> Note that I don't have libavutil50 installed and
> /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libavutil.so.50 is thus a broken symlink.

Chromium in Debian is built aginst the system FFmpeg headers via
pkg-config. This means when Chromium is launched it will assume that
FFmpeg is present in the system library path.
In this way you can decide which codecs chromium will use, the free in
the main archive, or the patented in debian-multimedia repository.

Unfortunately at this moment libavutil50 is in the NEW queue[1]

[1] http://ftp-master.debian.org/new/ffmpeg_4:0.6~svn20100505-1.html


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