slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Sandgroper
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by Sandgroper »

Brave is working perfectly and YouTube videos can be downloaded in seconds as opposed to ages with Slimjet.

Not having to worry about installing libffmpeg.so, which requires root access, is a relief too. I don't think Slimjet is worth the trouble on Linux. Works okay on Windows, but I rarely boot into that.

MiqW7394
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by MiqW7394 »

James Quadrat wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:09 am
Sandgroper - This thread appears to be specifically about problems with video playback on Youtube only.

If you are experiencing video playback problems with many other sites, it is likely that you don't have the correct libffmpeg decoder library installed.

Follow the instructions here to resolve the problem: https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php
.....which is - unfortunately - a complete waste of time.

As a Chromium user ever since the first release all the way back in 2008, and a Slimjet user of around 8 years, I can state quite confidently that there's a major compilation bug here. This should NOT be happening.

Condescension, my friend, is not appreciated.

Mike. ;)

James Quadrat
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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flobou5783
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by flobou5783 »

See this other thread, showing what it has come down to... this is so sad.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3295
I'm pasting my comment here too:
after weeks of struggling with some videos not playing on Slimjet anymore (but working fine OOTB in Chrome/Brave/Firefox/etc.) I'm afraid I have to switch to another browser; now that I just upgraded to Slimjet 37.1 and now NO MEDIA PLAYS AT ALL. Not even audio-only from bandcamp, for instance.
This is ridiculous.
I've tried a dozen libffmpeg.so versions and none work anymore... this makes no sense.
The instructions on https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php have been updated with wrong information for the last 2 versions at least.
I've enjoyed Slimjet very much for years and I'm glad I donated, but unresolved bugs keep piling up and nobody's answering...
Unless serious action is taken very quickly, I'm afraid everyone is going to leave the boat very soon (at least among Linux users).

flobou5783
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by flobou5783 »

PS: Media is playing fine with latest "working" slimjet version 35.3 (quite old already, using Chromium 101 instead of 107 for Slimjet 37, and 110 for actual Chromium) and latest libffmpeg.so 0.70.1, so this confirms the issue started in slimjet 36 and worsened in 37. I might try to remain on 35 but it's not going to stay an option for much longer...

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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by LangjanBK »

Pathetic!

ahmedmoselhi
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

Post by ahmedmoselhi »

flobou5783 wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:09 pm
PS: Media is playing fine with latest "working" slimjet version 35.3 (quite old already, using Chromium 101 instead of 107 for Slimjet 37, and 110 for actual Chromium) and latest libffmpeg.so 0.70.1, so this confirms the issue started in slimjet 36 and worsened in 37. I might try to remain on 35 but it's not going to stay an option for much longer...
me can confirm that too

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