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Offline jls

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firefox & audio
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
Hi
In my firefox.sce.lst I have
gstreamer1.0-libav
libcanberra0

in order to listen and view youtube
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Offline Jason W

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 02:58:13 PM »
First, thank you for your time and tesing.

I am running dCore-artful and have only the following imported SCEs installed and running icewm as the WM:  xorg-all, firerfox, icewm, and kernel-all-4.8.17-tinycore.

I have video and audio with youtube in firefox.  I don't have libcanberra0 or any gstreamer* package installed.  I am not using extra repos, fwiw. 

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »
Hi
Jason you are right, for youtube the 2 packages are not needed.
But gstreamer1.0-libav is needed for example for the following site:
http://www.centraltv.fr/cote-divoire-television/rti-tv
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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 02:49:41 PM »
Ok, I noticed earlier that adding gstreamer1.0-libav adds some megabytes to a firefox.sce, but as there is nothing small or light about firefox it is better to be a little more size and have full functionality.  Especially when it is not obvious to the user which dependency is missing when an online video does not work. I will add gstreamer1.0-libav to the deps of firefox today.

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »
gstreamer1.0-libav allows video playback at the site you mentioned and the html5 video test site mentioned below:

https://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html

But audio is not supported on either with an import of firefox with gstreamer1.0-libav, icewm, and xorg-all.  Video and audio does work with those sites with my desktop installation without flash player.   So still some deps missing to support html5 video and audio playback.  I will find them and add to firefox's deps as html5 video/audio support is a must.

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 08:57:48 PM »
Hi Jason W
Jls said he also needed  libcanberra0.

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 05:10:44 AM »
Hi
I don't have libcamberra0, actually according to the following command which I don't know if it's right:
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jls@pc1:~$ grep camberra /tmp/.debinstalled
jls@pc1:~$
Starting the pc and opening firefox on the ivory coast tv I have no audio, but doing a speaker-test from the terminal and then reopening firefox I have audio.

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 07:01:27 AM »
I noticed html5 video without audio also when gstreamer1.0-libav was installed.  I tried to zero in on which dep is needed as I get html5 video/audio in firefox on my large desktop install.  I will try to find the missing dep later today.  libcamberra0 is not present in my desktop setup also. 

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 07:07:57 PM »
Firefox gives a pop up saying pulseaudio needs to be running when I go to the below site to test html5 audio:

https://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/

I am testing dCore-bionic64, but as mentioned earlier my full desktop works with html5 audio, and also pulseaudio is running.  My basic setup of the same system with only xorg-all, firefox, icewm, and gstreamer packages and pulseaudio does not work.  And pulseaudio will not run on that basic setup.  I see pulseaudio not running on my dCore-stretch install either and therefore no html5 sound. 

It seems to me there is a missing dep that is preventing pulseaudio from running as the only difference between my dCore-bionic64 installs is the amount of packages installed.  I will keep looking and hopefully find an answer.  Until pulseaudio can run, all the otherwise needed deps to support html5 audio can be installed to no avail of course.

 

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Re: firefox & audio
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 07:13:56 PM »
The deps are in place for firefox to use html5 audio and video, gstreamer1.0-libav is a dep of firefox now which is the only dep needed that was included before.  What is needed is pulseaudio running during an X session when it is present which is a dep of firefox, and I am working on making pulseaudio run by default when it is installed.