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bug #43648: Linterna mágica doesn't work with VLC (mozilla pluguin).

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Submitted:  Thu 20 Nov 2014 03:29:07 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Need Info
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Open/Closed:  Open Release:  1.22
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Sat 29 Nov 2014 09:41:59 AM UTC, comment #9: 

You can use the vlc plugin to reproduce the video inside the web browser, with "unplug": select "open un a new tab" and, depending of the format, the browser will display the video with vlc plugin.

If the problem is the plugin then you can mark the issue as solve.

Thank you very much.

Sat 29 Nov 2014 08:47:13 AM UTC, comment #8: 

Yes, that is known effect for the VLC plugin.What do you mean by using the vlc plugin stand alone?

I can confirm that the VLC plugin is donwloading the entire video. I think there is nothing I can do. All the LM code is able to do is to prepare the HTML code, so the video plugin can start.

I personally use the totem-plugin since it is the default in GNOME/Trisquel. It behaves quite well for me. It is all about personal preferences with the plugins.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Fri 28 Nov 2014 06:46:43 PM UTC, comment #7: 


Ok, what happens is that it downloads the whole video before playing anything. In other words: linterna mágica displays the video through vlc plugin flawlessly but one have to wait until it downloads the hole video. I find it strange because when I use the vlc plugin as standalone, it reproduce the file while the files is being downloaded.

So, the problem does not come from LM but the plugin itself?

What plugin do you recomend by the way?

Fri 28 Nov 2014 12:49:12 PM UTC, comment #6: 

It works for me at YouTube. Can you give me a specific link?

A while ago somebody had issues and it turned out it was filtering in his/her country that YouTube did.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Fri 28 Nov 2014 12:40:47 PM UTC, comment #5: 


Yes, I deactivated totem-plugin and tested with VLC. Usually it depends on the video plugin when the video is played. My observations are that VLC downloads the entire video, while totem cache a small amount of data.

Does YouTube work at all? The past year was very busy for me and I barely had time to even use LM. Last time I've checked it seemed that YouTube does not work.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Fri 28 Nov 2014 12:27:32 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Ah! and the website where in I have the problems is youtube.

Fri 28 Nov 2014 12:25:39 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Greetings, sorry for the delay.

I'm using Trisquel 7 GNU/linux and I'm using Linterna mágica 1.22 with VLC plugin 2.1.4.

I've been testing today and it seems that the combination only reproduce short videos. My theory is that LM only play de video once it is completely downloaded.

I know this sound stupid but did you deactivate the totem plugin while testing? If both vlc and totem are activated, totem have preference.

And thank you for your project :-)

Tue 25 Nov 2014 02:52:32 PM UTC, comment #2: 

So far I cannot confirm the bug. It seems to be working fine with VLC Version 2.1.4 Rincewind, Trisquel and Abrowser and the latest Linterna Mágica.

Please provide the website where the issue is present.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
Group administrator
Tue 25 Nov 2014 07:01:02 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Could you please provide the version of VLC and Linterna Mágica. Also which OS and potentially GNU/Linux distribution.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
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Thu 20 Nov 2014 03:29:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

Linterna mágica doesn't seem to work with VLC. It keeps loading but never displays the video. On the other hand, it works fairly well with totem-plugin.



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