Embedded Flash Youtube video is not visible and the context menu displays at the wrong position




4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: gkw, Assigned: mstange)



Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox22 affected, firefox23 affected, firefox24 affected, firefox25 affected)




(1 attachment)



4 years ago
Created attachment 769340 [details]

The embedded youtube video at http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/28/manager-in-peru-gets-sent-off-for-tripping-rival-player-from-his-technical-area-3860971/ cannot be loaded properly for me.

I'm using the 2013-06-28 UX build that MattN recommended for testing UX stuff. I think there were some recent changes with click to play, now when I get flash video I get a small doorhanger asking "Allow now" or "Allow and remember", not sure if this is related.

Directly assessing http://www.youtube.com/embed/CqppNMjKU6Y?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent seems to work though.

Matt, do you mind testing this out?
Flags: needinfo?(mnoorenberghe+bmo)

Comment 1

4 years ago
MattN pointed out that nightly might also be affected, and true enough, I just tested that 2013-07-06 nightly build is also affected.

Does someone mind retesting this as well?
Flags: needinfo?(mnoorenberghe+bmo)
Keywords: qawanted, regressionwindow-wanted
Summary: 2013-06-28 UX build cannot load embedded youtube video properly → 2013-07-06 nightly build cannot load embedded youtube video properly

Comment 2

4 years ago
This issue reproduces back to Firefox 18 and it's Mac OSX specific (not reproducible on Windows and Linux).

Last good nightly: 2012-10-14
First bad nightly: 2012-10-15

Keywords: qawanted, regressionwindow-wanted → regression
Thanks Ioana. I would guess this was caused by bug 626245.

It seems like wmode=transparent has something to do with it not being visible. When I remove that parameter from the iframe URL, the video is visible but I still can't click on it.

I'm marking affected versions based on the regression range alone.
Blocks: 626245
status-firefox22: --- → affected
status-firefox23: --- → affected
status-firefox24: --- → affected
status-firefox25: --- → affected
Component: General → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
Summary: 2013-07-06 nightly build cannot load embedded youtube video properly → Embedded Flash Youtube video is not visible and the context menu displays at the wrong position

Comment 4

4 years ago
Setting needinfo from :roc based on comment 3. Thanks Matt!
Flags: needinfo?(roc)
Markus might be able to look into this.

First thing to check is what nsDisplayPlugin::ComputeVisibility does and why that is making the plugin invisible sometimes.
Assignee: nobody → mstange
Flags: needinfo?(roc)


4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(mstange)

Comment 6

4 years ago
As of recent nightlies, this seems to WFM.

Ioana, do you mind double-checking please?
Flags: needinfo?(ioana_damy)
I've tried to reproduce this, but the video displayed without any issue on Mac OS 10.6 and 10.9, with latest Nightly 33 and Beta 31. However note that I also got no issues with Nightlies from 2013-07-06 and 2012-10-15 (the video displays and works without problems).
Flags: needinfo?(ioana_damy)

Comment 8

3 years ago
Nonetheless, WFM then. I'm sure we'll file a new bug when this occurs again.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(mstange)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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