bugLinterna Mágica - Bugs: bug #40730, LM detect flash but doesn't load


bug #40730: LM detect flash but doesn't load

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Submitted:  Thu 28 Nov 2013 03:13:48 AM UTC
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Thu 28 Nov 2013 07:24:38 PM UTC, comment #1: 


Thanks for reporting.

Linterna Mágica is unable to detect anything on the provided link with and without Gnash for me. Could you provide another one that duplicates the issue?

Usually the explained behavior is caused by wrongly extracted URL. The video plugin (Totem, VLC etc.) cannot play the video URL. This usually is a bug in Linterna Mágica - the general regular expression approach is not detecting the whole URL or it is blocked somehow.

Versions before 1.0 supported switching between flash, html5 and Linterna Mágica. This feature is discontinued, because it causes too much maintenance to make it work properly. I'm working on a switch between Linterna Mágica and HTMl5 which will bring back part of this feature -

The easies way that I use is to disable/enable the Greasemonkey addon and reload the page. I have a button on the toolbar. See the attached file.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Thu 28 Nov 2013 03:13:48 AM UTC, original submission:  


There are sites where LM detect the flash video but wouldn't load, instead it shows a blackbox with the word 'waiting for video plugins'

e.g http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/27/kfc-select-canada-toronto_n_4352097.html

I think it is because some kind of embedded player is used (the link above uses something called "smart player" apparently)

I would be nice if LM can work on such pages, or if not, provides a way to kill it so the video can be played with flash or something.




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