Bug#640280: gnash: doesn't work with YouTube

Gabriele Giacone 1o5g4r8o at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 22:21:30 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 11:54:30PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Gnash doesn't work with YouTube (via Iceweasel and the plugin).
> Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/RachelPortman#p/u/29/CSeQFK58t24
> I just get a completely black rectangle.

right click - File - Properties - Stage Properties - Root VM Version = AVM2

Gnash works at youtube.com cause yt server detects gnash and offers the AVM1
player gnash can play. It doesn't happen at channel pages like the one you
pointed out (http://www.youtube.com/user/<yt-account>). This is a known issue
already forwarded upstream [1] but it should be fixed on yt pages by yt
webmasters, not on gnash side.

Alternatives are switching to HTML5 [2] which plays many videos as HTML5 and
using lightspark, born to be a pure AVM2 player which fallbacks to gnash when
clip is AVM1.

[1] https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?32007
[2] http://www.youtube.com/html5

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 07:03:24PM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> Using Squeeze with gnash 0.8.10~git20110618-3~bpo60+1 and Iceweasel 6 from
> mozilla.debian.net, I know that Iceweasel 6 + Youtube cookies disabled (right
> click>Page info>Permissions) works, though sizing doesn't work right.  From
> what I saw it would also work without cookies disabled (showed the player; I
> didn't start it).
> I've been using Private Browsing, FWIW; I seem to recall some issues without
> that.
About sizing, if you mean [3], forwarded and worked around issue.
About cookies, it works with both enabled and disabled cookies. Some time ago,
it's been helpful following these steps [4] to fix cookie issue.

[3] https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?33777
[4] http://bugs.debian.org/597656#97


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