[Bug 1253468] Re: gnash: youtube play with ffmpeg media handler broken on wheezy

Thomas Ward teward at trekweb.org
Fri Jan 24 19:40:18 UTC 2014

** Description changed:

+ [Impact]
+ This bug is in the built-in ffmpeg media handler that comes with gnash.
+ This bug affects the ffmpeg handler in such a way that it does not work
+ when trying to play videos.  Upstream and Debian have attributed this to
+ deprecated api.
+ Uploading the attached debdiffs, which include an upstream patch to fix
+ this, should resolve this issue.
+ [Test Case]
+ As detailed in the original Debian bug (see the "Original Bug
+ Description" section), the bug as-is now can be replicated by running
+ gnash with a youtube link, where you can expect the circle to keep
+ spinning and the video to not start:
+ $ gnash http://www.youtube.com/v/9sJUDx7iEJw?version=2
+ Upon application of this patch, you should be able to run the same
+ command, then the video will play correctly.
+ [Regression Potential]
+ While this has not been extensively checked, there should be no
+ regression potential from this patch, which primarily adds ifdefs in
+ order to allow compatibility with older versions of the software.
+ [Original Bug Description]
  Imported from Debian bug http://bugs.debian.org/729995:
  Package: gnash
  Version: 0.8.11~git20120629-1
  Tags: wheezy patch
  Severity: important
  Gnash is built with two media handlers: ffmpeg and gstreamer.
  Default is ffmpeg (libav) which is broken in wheezy due to deprecated api.
  Biggest impact is youtube video play: circle keeps spinning, movie
  doesn't start.
  To reproduce:
  $ gnash http://www.youtube.com/v/9sJUDx7iEJw?version=2
  It can be workarounded by switching to gstreamer media handler:
  $ echo "set mediahandler gst" >> ~/.gnashrc
-     or
+     or
  $ gnash -M gst http://www.youtube.com/v/9sJUDx7iEJw?version=2
  Backporting following upstream change fixes that:

** Patch added: "Debdiff for Saucy"

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