Bug#928044: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37: version 2.24.1-1 does not play some streams

Richard Lucassen debian-bugreport6 at xaq.nl
Fri Apr 26 19:08:52 BST 2019

Package: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37
Version: 2.22.7-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

After an upgrade from 2.22.7 to 2.24.1-1, libwebkit2gtk refuses to play some radio streams. Downgrade to 2.22.7 resolves the problem. Seen on 4 different machines. The browser I use is "surf". The audio system is ALSA.

1) Go to http://radio.dos.nl/

2) Go to settings (drop down in right top corner)

3) Click "Choose protocol" until it shows HLS

4) Click on arrow (back to radio)

5) Click on "Page menu" (bottom left corner) and choose "news"

6) Click "France Info", network stream starts, no audio (protocol: AAC)

7) Click "France Culture": works (same protocol: AAC)

Downgrade to 2.22.7 (I also needed to downgrade libjavascriptcoregtk 2.22.7-1 as well)

Now all stations work. Note that the networkstream is there, there is simply no sound. There is also another difference: HLS streams start quicker under 2.22.7 than under 2.24.1-1. E.g. BBC5 on the same page is an HLS stream.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                     2.30.0-2
ii  libc6                           2.28-8
ii  libcairo2                       1.16.0-4
ii  libegl1                         1.1.0-1
ii  libenchant1c2a                  1.6.0-11.1+b1
ii  libfontconfig1                  2.13.1-2
ii  libfreetype6                    2.9.1-3
ii  libgcc1                         1:8.3.0-6
ii  libgcrypt20                     1.8.4-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0              2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii  libgl1                          1.1.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.58.3-1
ii  libgstreamer-gl1.0-0            1.14.4-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0  1.14.4-1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0               1.14.4-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                      3.24.5-1
ii  libharfbuzz-icu0                2.3.1-1
ii  libharfbuzz0b                   2.3.1-1
ii  libhyphen0                      2.8.8-7
ii  libicu63                        63.1-6
ii  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18     2.22.7-1
ii  libjpeg62-turbo                 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii  libnotify4                      0.7.7-4
ii  libpango-1.0-0                  1.42.4-6
ii  libpng16-16                     1.6.36-5
ii  libsecret-1-0                   0.18.7-1
ii  libsoup2.4-1                    2.64.2-2
ii  libsqlite3-0                    3.27.2-2
ii  libstdc++6                      8.3.0-6
ii  libtasn1-6                      4.13-3
ii  libwayland-client0              1.16.0-1
ii  libwayland-egl1                 1.16.0-1
ii  libwayland-server0              1.16.0-1
ii  libwebp6                        0.6.1-2
ii  libwebpdemux2                   0.6.1-2
ii  libwoff1                        1.0.2-1
ii  libx11-6                        2:1.6.7-1
ii  libxcomposite1                  1:0.4.4-2
ii  libxdamage1                     1:1.1.4-3+b3
ii  libxml2                         2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii  libxslt1.1                      1.1.32-2
ii  zlib1g                          1:1.2.11.dfsg-1

Versions of packages libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 recommends:
ii  gstreamer1.0-alsa          1.14.4-1
ii  gstreamer1.0-gl            1.14.4-1
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good  1.14.4-1
ii  libgl1-mesa-dri            18.3.4-2

Versions of packages libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 suggests:
pn  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2  <none>

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