[Bug 184149] Re: [hardy]xembed and flash support patches doesn't work for konqueror

erythrocyte firasmr786 at gmail.com
Fri May 2 05:16:02 UTC 2008

@ Rashad:

My Kubuntu 8.04 LTS is the 32 bit version. I just discovered something
quite interesting about youtube videos. When I view them through
http://video.google.com , flash plays perfectly - there is both picture
and sound. The same videos on youtube.com however, come up as grey boxes
with sound but no picture.

Maybe something to do with the way youtube (and dailymotion, etc.) embed
flash videos on their sites?

Also I happened to stumble upon this from KDE docs:-

http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-runtime/faq/webbrowser.html#id2558174 ?
    Why does Konqueror display a plain grey square when I try to view flash animations, even though the flash plugin is installed?
    Under the latest versions of X.org, having the composite extension loaded can cause problems with the flash plugin. Try disabling the composite extension and see if normal flash operation is restored.

Does it have anything to do with the erratic grey boxes phenomenon that
so many of us are facing?

The following are screenshots depicting the grey box phenomenon on my

Youtube via Google Videos

Youtube via youtube.com

On extremely rare occasions, youtube videos on youtube.com do manage do
show up as expected. This video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EyDB4b_vRE8&feature=related for example
*always* works perfectly as depicted in the screenshot below:


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