youtube watch page fails to detect flash plugin (nspluginwrapper)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Core
Plug-ins
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Jan Beich, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
During mid March something changed on Youtube which results in videos
showing flash player for an instant (a few seconds with slow connection)
then falling back to html5 player

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqihx_K-Y-o  # uses html5 player !!!
  http://www.youtube.com/v/nqihx_K-Y-o        # uses flash player
  http://www.youtube.com/embed/nqihx_K-Y-o    # uses flash player (iframe api)

or displaying the following message

  The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.

The issue doesn't happen when flash plugin is pushed out-of-process
only by plugin-container or only by npviewer.bin. It's when they're
both used as I've managed to reproduce on ubuntu.

However, the only choice to have flash on BSDs is to use nspluginwrapper
as there's no native plugin. And now youtube wants

  dom.ipc.plugins.enabled -> false

while every other flash site works fine without.

Updated

5 years ago
Component: IPC → Plug-ins

Comment 1

5 years ago
You need to contact youtube about this: there is nothing that we can effectively do in-product.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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