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bug #37996: Flash video autoplay + Mplayer interface

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 29 Dec 2012 12:46:52 PM UTC
Category:  Interface bug Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  valkov
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  0.0.12-6
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Sat 29 Dec 2012 06:57:06 PM UTC, comment #3: 

You can use the unstable version [1] from one of the daily/nightly builds right away. They are automatically build every night at 0:30 GMT+3. The version is not that unstable most of the time.

I'm glad you found a solution for the controls, but it my opinion is it was not needed. One, it will not persist between versions. Second, Linterna Mágica has some configuration options. [2] You can set the controls option to plugin and it will not show the web controls at all, but rather those of the video plugin. The HD list might not work in the stable version with this setup.

I think even the double click would not show the gecko-mediaplayer controls on fullscreen. If gecko-mediaplayer fixed the issue than the code mentioned is not needed now. Controls are showed, in fullscreen because when the plugin is started with them hidden, because of the web controls they are not visible when fullscreen is entered. I'll look it up when I have the time.

In addition to the configuration options I'll suggest the installation of the helper script that preserves settings between versions. [3]

[1] http://linterna-magica.nongnu.org/#download-unstable
[2] http://download-mirror.savannah.gnu.org/releases/linterna-magica/latest_docs/linterna_magica.html#Configuration

[3] http://linterna-magica.nongnu.org/#download-util

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Sat 29 Dec 2012 06:37:33 PM UTC, comment #2: 

OK, tnx. I will wait for the next stable release in January for the flash autoplay fix.

As for the Gnome mplayer controls, I disabled it in the script because I can exit fullscreen by double click, and all the other controls (pause, rewind and forward) are quite intuitive on mplayer.

if (/gecko-mediaplayer/.test(player_name))
video_object.fullscreen = true;
video_object.ShowControls = false;

Sat 29 Dec 2012 01:09:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi thanks for making an effort and reporting.

The flash double playback loading problem is fixed in trunk and the svn automatic builds (the so called unstable version). A new stable version from trunk sources is expected somewhere in January. Be aware that the trunk version has a different look and feel as part of the interface changes for the next release.

As for the controls of the gecko-mediaplayer plugin as far I remember this was always the case since day one. There is no way to detect that the user had left fullscreen. I think controls in gecko-mediaplayer are made visible when fulscreen is entered otherwise they are not visible at all. I had few ideas when the project started, but never got the time to try to work around this. I forgotten this issue because I use the Totem plugin. I'll see if I can fix this in some of the next releases.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
Group administrator
Sat 29 Dec 2012 12:46:52 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi guys,

First of all, let me say that the plugin is great :). Now I can finally watch the flash video in HD on my ancient laptop. System I'm running on is Ubuntu 11.10, and the Firefox 17.0.1 is the web browser (gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.4 is the plugin used for playing media).

Bugs I wanted to submit are the following:
- underlying flash video starts playing along with the video played with Linterna Magica (LM) (I can reproduce it always). To play the video with LM, I must stop the video in flash, and then return to LM to play the video. To prevent flash autoplaying, I used the "FlashBlock" extension of Firefox, but this is just a workaround.

- when I exit the fullscreen video with LM, the controls of the mplayer are still visible, along with the controls of the LM (see the picture in attachemnt).



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