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.
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.
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.
chromium-ffmpegsumo is the openSUSE package that doesn’t support non-free codecs.
From the package’s description:
The is the multimedia codec library for Chromium. It is based on the internal ffmpeg source code and contains only the open source codecs from ffmpeg. Proprietary codecs (e.g. H.264) are not part of this library, but are provided in an external package
For full codec support you need chromium-ffmpeg from Packman.
Of course. chromium-ffmpeg is only used by chromium, obviously.
Konqueror (at least the KHTML backend) most likely uses Phonon (KDE’s multimedia framework), so it would depend on your Phonon backend (either gstreamer-0_10 or vlc) and whether you installed the codecs for that.
But I’m not sure about the WebKit backend. This seems to use gstreamer-0_10 directly, according to the package’s dependencies.