Description of problem:
Firefox 52.0.2 won't install widevide components.
I tried it and I get the next message:
firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video in this page. please try again later.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Big Buck Bunny Demo with DRM
Widevide or widevine?
I don't know whether this helps:
Sorry Widevine :D :D
Thanks for the link.
I couldÅt fix it with the info on the site you gave me.
This is what I did.
I downloaded Firefox 52.02 from Mozilla.org and ran it from Terminal.
I got to: https://demo.castlabs.com/
Played the Big Buck Bunny video with DRM and H264 and firefox installed the plugins in 2 seconds (This does not happen with the Mageia's Release)
Once I got back to Mageia's Firefox Release all plugins where installed correctly.
I can now even play Netflix, ClaroVideo (Latin America)
So, does it mean that there is something wrong with Mageia's Firefox Package?.
(In reply to Ezequiel Partida from comment #3)
> I downloaded Firefox 52.02 from Mozilla.org and ran it from Terminal.
> I got to: https://demo.castlabs.com/
> Played the Big Buck Bunny video with DRM and H264 and firefox installed the
> plugins in 2 seconds (This does not happen with the Mageia's Release)
> Once I got back to Mageia's Firefox Release all plugins where installed
> I can now even play Netflix, ClaroVideo (Latin America)
Thanks for the feedback :-)
> So, does it mean that there is something wrong with Mageia's Firefox
Sounds like it :-/
Assigning to all packagers collectively to investigate, since there is no registered Mageia maintainer for Firefox.
Not just with widevine, the cisco openh264 plugin also fail to download/install
I just can confirm that with the mozilla's binary both plugins (widevine and cisco) download rigth and with magiea's version don't
Forgot to comment that my test was with firefox-52.1.0-2, so this report is still valid
Still valid in firefox-52.1.2-1.mga6.src.rpm
I backup all the gmp folders of my profile and then removed.
I can see the firefox create the folder gmp/Linux_x86-gcc3/ but not
gmp-gmpopenh264/1.6/ (and their content)
gmp-widevinecdm/126.96.36.1993/ (and their content)
In about:addons you see that both plugins say will install later but that never happens
1. The Mageia 6 firefox is able to play h264 html5 videos without problems. On all Live media the necessary gstreamer packages are included. - If you didn't install via LiveDVD, do: urpmi task-codec-video, and: urpmi task-codec-audio, maybe you would want to enable the tainted repos.
2. The DRM stuff is a different beast, and has nothing to do with playing h264 videos, the cisco openh264 and the widevine stuff is only about DRM, and this is disabled in the Mageia packages, as far as I can see, and with good reasons. If you want DRM (digital rights management), use either Firefox from the mozilla download or Google Chrome directly from Google.
'Some' settings in about:config -: (but maybe you need to add them, don't know, I do not and will never use DRM)
(In reply to Chris B from comment #9)
1. I can't think in a good reason to make things more difficult to the user.
2. May be cisco's openh264 is not needed any more but in mageia 5 this plugin auto install, i'am sure at least this is don't related to DRM
3. Other packager (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17449#c9) is trying to give support to widevine for the chromium browser, i think this is the right way, let the user decide if he (or she) want the DRM, one don't activate the play DRM box by accident.
4. You can consider make a nonfree or tainted package of firefox to bring back this support if you are so worried by security or freedom.