Bug#559420: epiphany-browser: Many types of files are not downloadable through Epiphany any longer

Gustavo Noronha Silva kov at debian.org
Sun Dec 6 15:15:06 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 17:54 +0100, Apelete Seketeli wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 14:30 -0200, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> > About PDFs, this is a new thing indeed, but regarding the other media
> > types, are you trying to download them through GMail?
> Excuse me, but I'm not sure I get your question.
> The files were hosted on the web, they were not attachments to my mail.
> I was trying to download those files and they kept on being opened right
> inside the browser (the media files actually play inside Epiphany).
> Just to be sure I tried to download a media (sound) file through GMail
> and it failed as well: epiphany tried to open it and then the page was
> redirected to my GMail account.

How are you trying to download the files? Epiphany uses WebKit, which
supports HTML5 media elements, and is able to play sound and video files
itself, which is why it just plays them. You should be able to request a
download explicitly by using shift-click, or through the context menu.

The PDF files indeed have a problem, GMail is also a known-issue, I am
trying to figure out if there is another problem we need to address.


Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov at debian.org>

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