No direct Playerstart when clicking on a wmv-file URL

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Core Graveyard
File Handling
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: Ruediger Lahl, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050410
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050410

The wmv-Videoformat is known by the Helperapplication-section in the Preferences
of my Mozilla, but when I click on an URL to a wmv, Mozilla ask: 'what should
Mozilla do with this file'
Preselectet is 'Open with the default Application(BSPlayer)'.
'[_]Allways perform this action when handling files of this type' is gray and
can't switched on :-(

An older build(20050222) works fine for me.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.click an URL to a wmv-file.
Actual Results:  
Mozilla ask: 'what should Mozilla do with this file'

Expected Results:  
Mozilla should start the Player who is given in the Helperapplication Sector of
the Preferences for wmv-files.

It seems, that only wmv-files are affectet. mpeg/mov/avi are working fine.

Comment 1

13 years ago
That page sends text/plain as MIME-Type, so i'm not sure if this isn't
intentional...
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> That page sends text/plain as MIME-Type, so i'm not sure if this isn't
> intentional...

The wmv is linked in this page: http://www.alohafunwear.com/multimedia.shtml

The Realplayer- and Quicktimefiles on this side calling her players directly.
The wmv-files work for me too in my older 20050222-Nightly.

Maybe the MIME-Type is not correkt, but its affect only wmv and it not affected
wmv in my older Mozilla-Nightly.
Assignee: general → file-handling
Component: General → File Handling
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → ian
Version: unspecified → Trunk
The realplayer and quicktime files are send with the correct mime-type.
(easy to check with http://web-sniffer.net).

The change seems to be from bug 285517 (see comment#5 there).
Biesi should decide if this is by design....


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Comment 5

12 years ago
I can confirm the reported behavior.  I'm not sure what we want to do about
text/plain documents served like this.  IE loads the WMV file directly into
Windows Media Player.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
If the type we sniff to is not something supported internally we should show the
helper app dialog with the user's default action preselected.  We should NOT
just launch the helper without checking with the user, since that would allow
various firewall-bypassing security exploits.  Sounds like everything is working
as designed to me... what am I missing?

Comment 7

12 years ago
bz: Yeah, I agree with you.  This is working as designed.  Marking INVALID.

You can configure the browser to send WMV automatically to Windows Media Player,
but by default it should prompt.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 8

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)

> bz: Yeah, I agree with you.  This is working as designed.  Marking INVALID.

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