Closed Bug 489923 Opened 13 years ago Closed 8 years ago - On Linux, will only play first video listed on page; no links work


(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: tonightsthenight, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009032711 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009032711 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.8

This only seems to be a Linux issue as it works on windows machines. Even though the queue suggests another video is imminent, the only video that will play is the first.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to
2.try to play another video besides the initial video offered
Actual Results:  
video stay on the initial video

Expected Results:  
the selected video should have played
Confirmed, though I have no idea who's bug this is. Easily reproduced using Firefox 3.0.9 on Linux and Windows. (used build for Linux, not Ubuntu's)

The Error Console gets this on each attempt:
Error: self.getPlayer() is undefined
Source File:
Line: 81

Line 81 has nothing related. No clue what's going on there. My guess would be that this is a TE bug, but I don't know what's breaking here.
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Will only play first video listed on page, no links work → - On Linux, will only play first video listed on page; no links work
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
I first tried to spoof a Windows Firefox useragent on Linux, but that didn't do it. Then I tried to run this with Firebug. If you toggle the "Break on All Errors" feature (Firebug 1.4), you can see some JavaScript code where the exception happen:

function DelvePlayerClass(playerIdentifier) {
 var self = this;
 var playerNodeIndentifier = playerIdentifier;
 var currentPlayer = null;
function () {
 return self.getPlayer().doGetCurrentIndex();

That JavaScript seems to be generated, it is not visible in any JavaScript or HTML file that goes through the network. My explanation is that this JavaScript is injected from a Flash resource in the page.

So I guess the issue is that the Flash resource (Delve Player?) is not generating things correctly when run on Linux (I'm using the Flash 10.0 d21 64bit plugin).

I tried with 3.0, 3.5 and 3.6 versions which do all fail. This is definitely a TE bug.
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: 3.0 Branch → unspecified
This bug is now fixed for me with the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04.
According to comment #4
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Closed: 8 years ago
Component: English US → Desktop
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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