Closed Bug 1191725 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

[HTML5] Some Youtube context menu options don't work in the new Controls UI


(Core :: Audio/Video, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: a_nut_in, Unassigned)



(3 files)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150630154324

Steps to reproduce:

Right click on embedded Youtube video

Actual results:

Copy URL does not work

Expected results:

Should have worked :-)
there is bug 1129636 and bug 1141502

Vladan: is this a youtube bug because of "Turns out JS can't put stuff into the clipboard" ?
Flags: needinfo?(vdjeric)
No, the YouTube HTML5 player should pop up a text box that allows the user to copy the URL text with Ctrl+C.

Ayan: do you see the text box?

I noticed the HTML5 YouTube player tries to use Flash too, maybe it uses Flash to put stuff in the clipboard if possible?

Ayan: Do you have Flash, and is it set to click to play?
Flags: needinfo?(vdjeric)
Hi Vladan,

I am running FF on Mac OS X and do have flash player installed (screenshot)

I can reproduce this on most pages that have embedded flash content, eg

If I right click on the video, I do get an initial popup that says "Copy Video URL" but nothing seems to happen if I click on the same

Application Basics

Name: Firefox
Version: 39.0.3
Build ID: 20150806001005
Update Channel: release
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Multiprocess Windows: 0/1 (default: false)

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days

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Library Versions

Expected minimum version: 4.10.8
Version in use: 4.10.8

Expected minimum version: 3.19.2 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.19.2 Basic ECC

Expected minimum version: 3.19.2 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.19.2 Basic ECC

Expected minimum version: 3.19.2 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.19.2 Basic ECC

Expected minimum version: 3.19.2
Version in use: 3.19.2

Experimental Features
According to the screenshots this is the HTML5 player, not the Flash Player. I can confirm this behaviour in Windows 7 x64, Windows 8.1 x86, Mac OS X 10.9.5, Ubuntu 14.04 x64, on all branches (39.0, 40.0RC build 4, latest 41 Dev Edition, and latest 42 Nightly).

There are 3 options that don't work: "Copy video URL", "Copy video URL at current time", and "Copy debug info". The issue was introduced by the new YouTube Controls UI. This issue also reproduces on Opera and Edge the same way, but works in Chrome (Windows) and IE (Windows). 

I'm not sure if this is something that YouTube needs to fix or us.
Component: Untriaged → Audio/Video
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Unspecified → All
Product: Firefox → Core
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Version: 39 Branch → Trunk
Summary: Youtube copy URL does not work → [HTML5] Some Youtube context menu options don't work in the new Controls UI
Jet - this isn't a playback issue. Do you know where it should go?
Flags: needinfo?(bugs)
Seems to work for me on Nightly (Mac.) The copied text gets on the clipboard as expected.
Flags: needinfo?(bugs)
Indeed it seems YouTube fixed this now as the options work and the text gets correctly copied. Verified with Firefox 39 on Windows 7 x64, Mac OS X 10.9.5, and Ubuntu 12.04 x86.
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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