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[Bug 1335388] Re: Firefox 30 does not play flash files


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On 2014-04-10T23:46:16+00:00 Zen75502 wrote:

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140314220517

Steps to reproduce:

I attempted to run a Shockwave Flash file in-browser using a file:// URL
in the current official Mozilla Firefox x86-64 version 28 binary,
running on a Debian GNU/Linux jessie (testing) system. I have version
11.2 r202 of the Flash player installed.

Actual results:

Firefox presented me with the Opening (filename) dialog box that asks
whether I want to Open the file in an external viewer or Save the file
to my Downloads directory, as if I had accessed a file type Firefox
doesn't know how to handle.

Disabling all of my Extensions had no effect on this misbehaviour.

Expected results:

Firefox should have activated the Flash plugin to play the SWF file, in
the same way that it does when I access an SWF file via an http or https
URL, and in the same way that the Debian wheezy (stable) build of
Iceweasel does.

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On 2014-04-14T16:44:19+00:00 Madamezou wrote:



thanks for taking time to report a problem!

I was able to reproduce this behavior with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux
x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 ID:20140409030203 CSet:
5811efc11011 on Debian Sid with Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202. I'm not sure
if this is done by design or not, though.

My about:preferences Application tab correctly associate the swf format with Shockwave Flash plugin.
If that can be of use, Chromium Version 33.0.1750.152 Debian jessie/sid (256984) as well cannot open a swf local file in-browser without asking first for the application to use.

Also: Firefox does open directly without asking local video files of
other formats, for instance .webm

Component → File Handling

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On 2014-04-29T15:55:50+00:00 Zen75502 wrote:

Still present in Firefox 29.

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On 2014-04-29T16:17:38+00:00 Zen75502 wrote:

While eagerly awaiting a proper fix, I've identified a tolerable

For each SWF file you want to run locally, write a stub HTML file like
the following:

<object height="AAA" width="BBB">
<embed src="file:///local/path/to/file.swf" height="AAA" width="BBB">

(replacing AAA and BBB with the dimensions you want it to have) and load
the stub HTML file instead of the SWF file.

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** Changed in: firefox
       Status: Unknown => Confirmed

** Changed in: firefox
   Importance: Unknown => Medium

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  Firefox 30 does not play flash files

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Bug description:
  After upgrading to Xubuntu 14.04 I cannot play local swf files int
  Firefox any more. Was OK in 13.10.

  I get the window "You have chosen to open: xxx.swf which is: Shockwave Flash file (yyyMB) from: /home/...
  What should Firefox do with this file?
  - Open with (Parole/Other...)
  - Save File
  Do this automatically...

  Reinstalling 14.04 completely (and installing flashplugin-installer) and creating a new user does not help.
  Of course this works well with flash embedded in html pages.

  In Firefox, there are 2 entries in the applications menu, one for"shockwave flash files" and the other for "SWF", as described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/995797.
  I cannot link the action "Use shockwave flash (in Firefox)" to the type "shockwave flash files" as it is for "SWF file".

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: firefox 30.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-30.54-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-30-generic i686
  AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  malaise    2839 F.... pulseaudio
  BuildID: 20140608211132
  Channel: Unavailable
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Sat Jun 28 09:16:51 2014
  ForcedLayersAccel: False
   # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
   English (South Africa) Language Pack - langpack-en-ZA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   English (GB) Language Pack - langpack-en-GB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Default - {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-15 (12 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140416.2)
   default via dev wlan0  proto static dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 9
  Plugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
  Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=30.0/20140608211132 (In use)
  RunningIncompatibleAddons: True
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/02/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: H0ET94WW (2.54 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 3259CGG
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrH0ET94WW(2.54):bd08/02/2013:svnLENOVO:pn3259CGG:pvrThinkPadEdgeE530:rvnLENOVO:rn3259CGG:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 3259CGG
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad Edge E530
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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