Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box or a corrupted box (a visual glitch) instead of video content (Linux)

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Core
Plug-ins
P5
normal
UNCONFIRMED
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: marcino245, Unassigned)

Tracking

47 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
Build ID: 20160606114227

Steps to reproduce:

1. Install any of addons like:
https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-video-player/ 
or
https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-player/

and switch video playing to Flash (instead of default HTML5)

2. Install Flash plugin 32 bit from 
http://www.filewatcher.com/m/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz.6742944-0.html

3. Go to any webpage with a flash movie (like YouTube) and play the movie


Actual results:

A black box appears instead of video content. 

When clicking right mouse button on the black box, it give 2 context menu items:
1) Movie not loaded... (greyed)
2) About Flash Player 11.2.202.626 --- informations... (when click on it, it leads to 
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ )

So it seems that Flash is active but for some reason is not displaying video content.


Expected results:

Video content should appear instead of a black box.

Some more info:

The Flash plugin is installed and visible in Firefox.
I don't know if that is a Firefox's bug or Flash's bug or Linux's bug or whatever's.
I also tried on Firefox 46 32bit and Flash does not work too.
I tried on a fresh Firefox profile.

I know Linux is a **** as Desktop ( I repeat - A ****, yeeee I may repeat it 100 times and that still will not be enough) , but I switched from Windows to Linux only because I play Dungeon Keeper 2 which is fantastic game, but which has some trouble running on Windows, and it runs on Linux without such problem. (BTW ironically (to the Flash issue), the problem with the game on Windows is that when the game runs, the game works but half of the screen is... black.)

Then I switched from Firefox 47 64bit to 32bit only because I need Java plugin working (as I still need to use some Java-plugin based webpage), but in Firefox 32bit Flash does not work anymore. When I run Firefox 47 64bit, Flash works again, but Java does not work. I need both Java + Flash.

Some more technical info:

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0 (32bit)

OS: Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (64bit)

Plugin: 
from "about:plugins":

Shockwave Flash (32bit)

    Plik: libflashplayer.so
    Ścieżka: /usr/share/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386/libflashplayer.so
    Wersja: 11.2.202.626
    Stan: Włączony
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

Typ MIME	Opis	Rozszerzenia
application/x-shockwave-flash	Shockwave Flash	swf
application/futuresplash	FutureSplash Player	spl

If You need more info, let me know.
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Hardware: Unspecified → x86
(Reporter)

Comment 1

2 years ago
I also tried 2 alternative Flash plugins:

1) http://pipelight.net/cms/plugin-flash.html 

2) http://www.pcworld.com/article/2993902/browsers/how-to-get-the-latest-version-of-flash-on-firefox-for-linux-after-adobes-abandonment.html

But both of them even does not appear in Firefox 32bit plugin section.
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box instead of video content → Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box instead of video content (Linux)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

2 years ago
Created attachment 8764892 [details]
youtube_black_box
(Reporter)

Comment 3

2 years ago
Created attachment 8764894 [details]
unknowntube_corrupted_box.png
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box instead of video content (Linux) → Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box or a corrupted box instead of video content (Linux)
(Reporter)

Comment 4

2 years ago
I made an image attachment from youtube and also from some other tube and the second one give a corrupted box instead of a black box, and says "Flash plugin failed to load".
(Reporter)

Comment 5

2 years ago
http://www.cda.pl/video/52767945 also gives a corrupted video (the corrupted_box attachment)
(Reporter)

Comment 6

2 years ago
Created attachment 8764897 [details]
www_cda_pl_corrupted_box
(Reporter)

Comment 7

2 years ago
Created attachment 8764898 [details]
www_cda_pl_corrupted_box_after_Firefox_uncovered

OK, some strange things happen with this one: after I saved www_cda_pl_corrupted_box screenshoot in GIMP, and went back to the Firefox (I closed GIMP) so Firefox became on top again (got focus)..the corruption video box changed to a different corruption...
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Comment 8

2 years ago
After I switched from bugzilla tab to www_cda_pl_corrupted_box tab, the www_cda_pl_corrupted_box tab (from comment 7) is back to the first one (comment 6) again. Maybe the broken-flash issue is a graphic driver/drawing related.
(Reporter)

Comment 9

2 years ago
Is seems now,  that not only Java plugin gives glitches (Bug 1248125) but also Flash plugin goes crazy. What the...
(Reporter)

Comment 10

2 years ago
Now I should go through all porn tubes and see how many kinds of different glitches does Flash plugin generates...

Updated

2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
(Reporter)

Comment 11

2 years ago
Mistakely I put (in 1st comment) a link to a wrong (older) version of Flash plugin 11.0 r1 from 24.09.2011.

But I meant the current version 11.2 r202 from 27.05.2016, 
I don't remember the download link, you have to ask uncle Google.

Anyway I tried the older version 11.0 r1 too and it also does not work.
(Reporter)

Comment 12

2 years ago
Mistakely I put (in User Story) a link to a wrong

Comment 13

2 years ago
Does this still happen if you *don't* install addons like youtube-flash-video-player or youtube-flash-player?

In particular in a generic Flash-using page such as https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ is the Flash content black?

Can you please attach your about:support data to this bug? This is clearly not a problem in general, so it has to be something more specific about your hardware or software setup.
Flags: needinfo?(marcino245)
(Reporter)

Comment 14

2 years ago
Created attachment 8765576 [details]
www_adobe_com_corrupted_box.png

1) Yes, even on a fresh profile with no add-ons installed and no settings changed.

2) No, it is corrupted instead, I attach the screenshoot.

3) OK. I paste it from the fresh profile with no add-ons installed and no settings changed.


Informacje o aplikacji
----------------------

Nazwa: Firefox
Wersja: 47.0
ID kompilacji: 20160606114227
Identyfikator programu: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
System operacyjny: Linux 4.2.0-27-generic x86
Okna wieloprocesowe: 0/1 (wyłączone)
Tryb awaryjny: false

Zgłoszenia awarii z ostatnich 3 dni
-----------------------------------

Wszystkie zgłoszenia awarii

Rozszerzenia
------------

Nazwa: Firefox Hello
Wersja: 1.3.2
Włączone: true
ID: loop@mozilla.org

Nazwa: Multi-process staged rollout
Wersja: 1.0
Włączone: true
ID: e10srollout@mozilla.org

Nazwa: Pocket
Wersja: 1.0.2
Włączone: true
ID: firefox@getpocket.com

Nazwa: Ubuntu Modifications
Wersja: 3.2
Włączone: true
ID: ubufox@ubuntu.com

Grafika
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Asynchroniczne przewijanie/powiększanie: brak
ID dostawcy: Intel Open Source Technology Center
ID urządzenia: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
Okna ze sprzętowym przyspieszaniem grafiki: 0/1 Basic (OMTC)
Opis adaptera: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
Renderer WebGL: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
Sprzętowe dekodowanie H.264: No; Failed to create H264 decoder
Wersja sterownika: 3.0 Mesa 11.0.2
windowLayerManagerRemote: true
AzureCanvasAccelerated: 0
AzureCanvasBackend: cairo
AzureContentBackend: cairo
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: none
CairoUseXRender: 0

Ważne zmodyfikowane ustawienia
------------------------------

browser.cache.disk.capacity: 307200
browser.cache.disk.filesystem_reported: 1
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false
browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 3
browser.download.importedFromSqlite: true
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20160606114227
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20160606114227
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 47.0
dom.apps.reset-permissions: true
dom.mozApps.used: true
extensions.lastAppVersion: 47.0
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.abi: x86-gcc3
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.lastUpdate: 1466757775
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.version: 1.5.3
media.gmp-manager.buildID: 20160606114227
media.gmp-manager.lastCheck: 1466757775
media.gmp.storage.version.observed: 1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true
network.predictor.cleaned-up: true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 33694
plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
plugin.importedState: true

Ważne zablokowane ustawienia
----------------------------

JavaScript
----------

Przyrostowy GC: true

Ułatwienia dostępu
------------------

Aktywne: false
Zablokuj ułatwienia dostępu: 0

Wersje bibliotek
----------------

NSPR
Oczekiwana wersja minimalna: 4.12
Wersja w użyciu: 4.12

NSS
Oczekiwana wersja minimalna: 3.23 Basic ECC
Wersja w użyciu: 3.23 Basic ECC

NSSSMIME
Oczekiwana wersja minimalna: 3.23 Basic ECC
Wersja w użyciu: 3.23 Basic ECC

NSSSSL
Oczekiwana wersja minimalna: 3.23 Basic ECC
Wersja w użyciu: 3.23 Basic ECC

NSSUTIL
Oczekiwana wersja minimalna: 3.23
Wersja w użyciu: 3.23

Eksperymenty
------------

Piaskownica
-----------

Seccomp-BPF (filtrowanie wywołań systemowych): true
Synchronizacja wątków Seccomp: true
Przestrzenie nazw użytkownika: true
Separacja wtyczek: true
Flags: needinfo?(marcino245)
(Reporter)

Comment 15

2 years ago
Created attachment 8765590 [details]
www_adobe_com_corrupted_box_2.png

The corruption is changing when reloading a webpage.
(Reporter)

Comment 16

2 years ago
Created attachment 8765591 [details]
www_adobe_com_corrupted_box_3.png

Again.
(Reporter)

Comment 17

2 years ago
Or while minimizing and then maxmizing Firefox, or while covering (by a some other window) and then uncovering Firefox.
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Summary: Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box or a corrupted box instead of video content (Linux) → Flash plugin does not work on Firefox 32bit and shows a black box or a corrupted box (a visual glitch) instead of video content (Linux)

Comment 18

2 years ago
Unfortunately, we don't have the engineering bandwidth to prioritize this specific problem. We are working on a more generic solution to Flash issues but that may be several months out. Here are some things you can try in the meantime:

in about:config create a pref "plugins.force.wmode" with the value "opaque".
Make sure your GTK is completely up to date.

If you or somebody figures out what is going on, I'd be happy to look through the explanation and that might be enough to create a simple patch. I will of course accept patches also, but I know that's not reasonable to expect, especially given the complexity of the code interactions here.
Priority: -- → P5
(Reporter)

Comment 19

2 years ago
I am no longer involved in fixing the issue, because I completely removed Linux from my PC and switched back to Windows.
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