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    Default Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    Hello,


    I came back to openSUSE this year to see what's new on 13.1, and I like it very much! Only problem is that I can't see Youtube videos with Chromium
    I can see every video I want with HTML5 on other distros, but on openSUSE none play, and the message "This video is currently unavailable" is displayed (see picture bellow).
    http://paste.opensuse.org/701143


    Any idea why? Maybe some firewall/apparmor rule?
    Note that I don't have Flash Player installed, and the problem existed even when it was installed.
    I also installed the 1-Click codecs for KDE.


    Regards,


    Jr.
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    Edit:
    Nevermind, I just realized it's not the issue here.
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    Default Re: Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    Maybe some codecs are missing, I just switch multimedia packages to packman repo and it's working fine.
    That is, youtube videos which have no flash ads work fine, ones that do have flash ads need a workaround.
    Google wants you to have flash player, and will remind you to install one because otherwise you won't see the ads.

    In chrome, you've got integrated flash player, in firefox, there's a simple workaround.
    I just replace watch?v= in url with /embed/ which then redirects to google video service and somehow forces HTML5.
    By doing this, I have avoided the plugin completely, haven't used it since adobe 64bit linux development was dropped, years ago.

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    Default Re: Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    Edit:
    Nevermind, I just realized it's not the issue here.
    No problem

    BTW, you haven't been through this too, have you?
    openSUSE 13.1

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    Default Re: Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    No Ama,
    I was just thinking that it might have been the lack of chromium-ffmpeg package (from Packman) but then again HTML5 should work without it.
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    Default Re: Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    I have the same problem with chromium but the video plays fine in Konqueror - so it is clearly an openSUSE chromium problem. At present, the openSUSE version of chromium is somewhat behind the latest release; so that may be the cause of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    No Ama,
    I was just thinking that it might have been the lack of chromium-ffmpeg package (from Packman) but then again HTML5 should work without it.
    Well, it depends on the codec of course.
    Especially for HTML5 with codecs like MP4 or H.264 you do need the chromium-ffmpeg package, fitting to the chromium package version.

    See also this bugreport:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847971

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    I have the same problem with chromium but the video plays fine in Konqueror - so it is clearly an openSUSE chromium problem. At present, the openSUSE version of chromium is somewhat behind the latest release; so that may be the cause of the problem.
    It works fine for me, just tried it. Can you post an url of the video that fails to run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, it depends on the codec of course.
    Especially for HTML5 with codecs like MP4 or H.264 you do need the chromium-ffmpeg package, fitting to the chromium package version.

    See also this bugreport:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847971
    Thanks for the link, had a quick look at it so.. It's intended.
    It works fine with packman chromium-ffmpeg but fails with chromium-ffmpegsumo from update repo.

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    Default Re: Youtube videos don't play on Chromium + HTML5

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, it depends on the codec of course.
    Especially for HTML5 with codecs like MP4 or H.264 you do need the chromium-ffmpeg package, fitting to the chromium package version.

    See also this bugreport:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847971
    Thanks.

    It had the "chromium-ffmpegsumo" package, so I wasn't sure if uninstalling it and then installing 'chromium-ffmpeg' would solve.

    Best regards.
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