Firefox w/Mplayer plugin crashes on reload.



Plugins Graveyard
13 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Mike Hoye, Unassigned)




(Whiteboard: closeme 2009-07-07, URL)


(1 obsolete attachment)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050421 Firefox/1.0.3 (Debian package 1.0.3-2)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050421 Firefox/1.0.3 (Debian package 1.0.3-2)

Having opened the above link (of a website with an embedded movie) mplayer plays
the movie right through. Control-clicking "refresh" causes Firefox to
immediately crash out.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start FF. Pull down menu to select www.garsonix... url.
2. wait for movie to finish (20 secs or so.)
3. Control-click reload.

Actual Results:  
The actual result is a crash; FB is killed by sigsegv.

Expected Results:  
Reloaded the page and restarted the movie.

I tried to use strace to see what was going on - FF was invoked by "strace
mozilla-firefox 1>t1 2>t2". t1 is virtually empty. t2 is large, and it is attached.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 183882 [details]
Result of "strace mozilla 2>t2"

The results of "strace mozilla-firefox 1>t1 2>t2" are the attached file, t2,
and "*****sendCommand Truncated*****", which is the entire contents of t1.


13 years ago
Attachment #183882 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → application/x-bzip2

Comment 2

13 years ago
Comment on attachment 183882 [details]
Result of "strace mozilla 2>t2"

never attach an strace unless a developer specifically asks for one. they're
almost always useless.

if you're building mozilla/firefox+mplayer yourself, then you should run:

./firefox -g

(bt is the command to get a *STACK* trace after you crash)

since you're using debian (and not the current version of firefox1.0 or
firefox1.x), you could file a bug with debian's bug tracker or ask debian for
help getting a *STACK* trace). note that debian builds are explicitly not
supported here.
Attachment #183882 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 3

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4

Can't find anything that mplayer would play in the url given, but has
plenty, running Fedora 3 crashes happen occasionaly when exiting the tab with
mplayer or pressing back or reload. Doensn't matter what file type it is, mpeg,
wmv, avi, etc

Firefox just crashes or stops responding, taking killing it with ctrl-alt-esc
removes it from veiw, but it refuses to go without using kde system gaurd to
send it a sigkill or sigterm.

If there is more info I can provide, please let me know
Do we have any more info here? A stack trace would be nice...

Is this reproducible using Firefox or later with a clean profile?
Component: General → Plug-ins
Keywords: crash
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins

Comment 5

9 years ago
can you reproduce using FF 3.5 beta?
Whiteboard: closeme 2009-07-07
No reply, INCO. Reporter, please reopen this bug if you can see this issue with Firefox 3.5 or later in Firefox Safe Mode ( or a new profile (
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE


8 years ago
Component: Plug-ins → Mplayer
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: plugins → mplayer


2 years ago
Product: Plugins → Plugins Graveyard
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