Bug#644203: closed by Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com> (re: fails to play HTML5 videos)

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 01:41:13 UTC 2012

retitle 644203 recommend gstreamer0.10-plugins-good and gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Francesco Poli wrote:
>>  Note that youtube can't serve all of its video over
>> html5 yet, so you may have been testing with some of their flash-only
>> stuff?
> I am kind of aware of this, but tested with HTML5 videos, such as:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIj3kpPYh1M&feature=relmfu
> which plays fine with chromium, but fails to start with midori
> (it looks as if it were trapped in an endless loop, while waiting to
> begin: it only shows the swirling circles, or whatever you want to call
> them, and nothing else happens).
> Please note that, as I said in the original bug report, I also used the
> so-called test-drive suggested by midori FAQ:
> http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/VideoFormatSupport/Default.html
> It fails with midori, while it works fine with chromium...

So, I was able to reproduce your issues by removing my gstreamer
libraries.  After that, I found that installing
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good and gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg are the needed to
get multimedia working on the sites mentioned above.

I think added those webkit recommends would resolve this issue.

Best wishes,

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