[SOLVED] Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

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[SOLVED] Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby joenew » 2018-02-12 22:29

Hi all, I installed debian stretch on an old netbook acer aspire one, I used net-install installation mode with the minimal packages needed due to the limited disk space (8GB).
I installed two browsers (using openbox as Window Manager):
- chromium
- midori

The second one can't play videos in youtube or vimeo: If I play a youtube video within midori the audio only is played, the video screen is just black during all the palyback.

I installed gstreamer plugins (-base, -good, -bad, -alsa).

In youtube.com/html5 I can read "html5 is used when possible".
Supported formats are html VideoElement, H.264 WebM VP8.
The others: Media Sources Extensions, MSE & H.264, MSE & WebM VP9 are marked in red (I think unsupported).

In midori about:version, formats H.264, Ogg Teora, WebM are selected witha "x", I think it means "supported".

Is there anybody using debian stretch and midori to test html5 video playback?

Thanks a lot in advance! :)

PS.
I can play YT/Vimeo videos from chromium, or from MPV player
Moreover at adobe flashplayer test get.adobe.com/flashplayerr/about flashplayer plugin seems properly working. But it shouldn't be related to html5 videos...
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Re: Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby Bulkley » 2018-02-12 22:54

Does anyone still use midori? I gave up on it a couple of years ago. Of course, when I loaded debian lightweight browsers into a search engine the first hit was Midori.

HTML5 is definitely taking over. I can't remember the last time I needed Flash.

Edited to add: According to this Wiki Midori has never had a stable release.
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Re: Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-13 02:51

Use a backported qupzilla 2.1.2 on stretch. https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... a/qupzilla

Damn, it's fast.

They also have AppImages of qupzilla 2.2.5, but they are 64-bit only and take up more disk space than a native source build.
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Re: Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby debiman » 2018-02-13 06:59

Bulkley wrote:According to this Wiki Midori has never had a stable release.

this.
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Re: Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby joenew » 2018-02-13 09:14

Solved the missing package for video playback within midori was:
gstreamer1.0-libav

Now youtube or vimeo or any other html5 based site is properly supported.
Anyway, this netbook is very very old, and high resolution videos are not played very well.

I tried netsurf, it really fast, but videos are not supported, as many other features which modern web pages are based on.

Qupzilla, seems good but on youtube I can't watch video in fullscreen mode: full screen icon is not working.
Version 1.8.9

Can you test it?

Anyway it's a good alternative to Midori.
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Re: Midori and HTML5 audio only - black video

Postby joenew » 2018-02-13 12:43

I tried also the stevepusser packages from there:
First of all removed previous installed version of:
- qupzilla
- libqupzilla1
Then downloaded new version debs from steve repo:
https://build.opensuse.org/package/bina ... Debian_9.0
https://build.opensuse.org/package/bina ... Debian_9.0

Then I tried to install them with "dpkg".
Two additional packages were needed, so before launch dpkg:
Code: Select all
apt-get install libqt5webenginewidgets5
apt-get install libqt5quickwidgets5

Then:
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dpkg -i libqupzilla1_2.1.2-dfsg1-1-obs_i386.deb
dpkg qupzilla_2.1.2~dfsg1-1~obs_i386.deb


I tried on YouTube and full screen finally works properly.
I tried it on vimeo too and I noticed frequent crash when the video playback starts.
If you can test:
- Open qupzilla.
- Go to vimeo.com
- click on the first or any other video on the page.
- click play or space bar to start playback

Thanks all for your replies! And thanks steve for your packages! :)
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