[Bug 72032] totem-mozilla is active for full screen videos

Kevin campbell.kc at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 12:23:34 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: totem-mozilla

The totem-mozilla plugin included from edgy on automatically runs on
full screen videos as well as embedded videos.  When you go to a website
containing a video, you typically want to watch it embedded in the
browser when it is embedded in the site, but want to download it if you
are just clicking a file.

For example, thatvideosite.com has embedded wmv's.  These work fine, but
then you can click "Download this video" and instead of downloading, it
opens as a full screen plugin.

There is also no obvious way to disable the plugin for certain file
types in the default install.  You currently have to go into
about:config, change browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions to
false, and then enter properties in firefox to disable it for certain
filetypes.  And then, if you disable a file type, it no longer works for
embedded content!

Some sort of better system should be implemented.

** Affects: totem (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

totem-mozilla is active for full screen videos

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