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Bug 185936 - opera-9* + netscape-flash-9* doesn't play videos
Summary: opera-9* + netscape-flash-9* doesn't play videos
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-07-20 01:12 UTC by Sven
Modified: 2007-07-26 12:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sven 2007-07-20 01:12:51 UTC

i've got static opera 9.22 installed as well as netscape-flash I cannot view any youtube or google video. As well as any other video-playing flash.

Firefox works fine, Opera does not.

I don't think, it's actually a gentoo problem. But it's a problem, that gentoo-people should be aware of.

# emerge opera netscape-flash -vp

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R   ] www-client/opera-9.22  USE="gnome qt-static spell" 0 kB 
[ebuild   R   ] net-www/netscape-flash-  0 kB 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-07-20 06:34:51 UTC
Try your luck w/ Opera folks, we've done what we could (Bug 127200).
Comment 2 Andreas Arens 2007-07-20 13:30:34 UTC
At least older flash player plugins could not handle composite enabled 
X displays very well. You might therefor also require the following export
that fixed flash on earlier firefox (and opera) for me.


Place early in the /usr/bin/opera script

Comment 3 Denilson Sá Maia 2007-07-26 12:33:25 UTC
As described in bug 127200 and in a ebuild message, adding /opt/netscape/plugins=2 to ~/.opera/pluginpath.ini solves this.

BUT, this still isn't the best solution. Bug 127200 comment 18 says that /opt/netscape/plugins/ path is deprecated. If so, why is libflashplayer still being installed there?

I think the actual fix to this bug is change netscape-flash ebuild to not install in /opt/netscape/plugins.

(I would reopen this bug if I could)
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-07-26 12:35:34 UTC
Please, complain upstream. It works just fine with any other browser using flash, we have zero control about Opera code.
Comment 5 Denilson Sá Maia 2007-07-26 12:38:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Please, complain upstream. It works just fine with any other browser using
> flash, we have zero control about Opera code.

But you have control about where to install plugins. And, like I said, Jeroen Roovers told us that /opt/netscape/plugins/ is deprecated. Why isn't it removed, then? (and the plugin placed on /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/)