[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9044: MythNews fails with some BBC pages

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Oct 3 16:30:36 UTC 2010

  On 10/02/2010 12:09 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #9044: MythNews fails with some BBC pages
> Comment (by Ian Goddard):
>   Replying to [comment:3 stuartm]:
>   >  I don't believe we can trap these errors unfortunately, it's a problem
>   that has plagued all browsers and even lead to Apple banning Flash from
>   some of it's platforms. Although in this case it's not flash which is
>   crashing itself, it's nspluginwrapper aborting. Their use of 'assert' is
>   frankly amateurish, it's very bad practice to assert in any production
>   code.
>   I downloaded Arora which is a webkit based browser and although it will
>   play some Flash it also crashes&  burns in the same way on the same item ;
>   on other browsers the item plays OK.  It looks as if it isn't a problem
>   with webkit finding Flash (which might have been a problem for the iPlayer
>   plugin in 0.24) but the interaction between particular Flash movies, Flash
>   &  Webkit.
>   Re "assert" - agreed!
>   Thanks for the info.

There's a workaround for the Flash bug in Qt 4.7's Qt-Webkit.  So, it's 
quite possible that upgrading to Qt 4.7 (or to a distro that uses Qt 
4.7) will allow it to work.  Note, also, that Flash 10.0 did not have 
the bug--it was introduced in Flash 10.1 (and still exists in 10.2).  
So, if you can come by Flash 10.0, you can try to use that (though some 
sites detect the old Flash version--which had some security issues--and 
then prevent you from using their site, "for your protection," of course).


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