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

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I just tried a fresh install of Zorin OS 16.2 (Linux 5.15.0-69-generic #76~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 20 15:54:19 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) with the latest Slimjet (Version 38.0.8.0 (based on Chromium 109.0.5414.74) (Official Build) (64-bit)) and it looks like it's back to the error state from October 2022, meaning many videos can be played, but not all.
I just tested again the 2 videos below and the error status is the same (first video does not play at all, whereas the second does play fine).
Note that the first video has not problem playing in any other browser...
flobou5783 wrote:
Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:14 am

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

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Both of those play for me.

Slimjet Version 39.0.1.0 (based on Chromium 111.0.5563.41) - Kernel version still as in previous post.

I'm still using libffmpeg 0.66.0

flobou5783
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Finally, thanks! I upgraded to Slimjet 39.0.1.0, then downgraded my libffmpeg.so to 0.66, and now it does work!

Hopefully we'll reach the level where each slimjet upgrade is packaged or at least referring to the proper compatible libffmpeg.so version.

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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Good stuff.

I don't think they can package libffmpeg with Slimjet for legal reasons, but including a readme.txt (or a message when you first start the browser) telling you which version of the library it's built for would be very helpful.

I've tarballed my Slimjet program directory (/opt/programs/slimjet/), and also the profile files (~/.config/slimjet/), so I can at least roll back very easily if a new version breaks something.

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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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James Quadrat wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:13 pm
Good stuff.

I don't think they can package libffmpeg with Slimjet for legal reasons, but including a readme.txt (or a message when you first start the browser) telling you which version of the library it's built for would be very helpful.
It seems that the problem is already documented: https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php

And to complete the legal part of the thing, the libffmpeg file comes from a project that is licensed under the GPL v2 ( https://github.com/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt ... er/LICENSE ) which is a free "CopyLeft" license, the problem is that if the developer would have included this file in Slimjet, he would have been forced to put Slimjet under the same license as the libffmpeg file (GPL v2)
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Sandgroper wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:52 am
Passenger wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:42 pm

I suggest you should do an official bug report.

That means this form ==> https://www.slimjet.com/en/onlinefb.htm
I have done this and there is still no response. It is not only YouTube videos that don't work with versions greater than 35.0.3, but videos on sites such as news sites.

Why is this happening with Linux?
It's happening with Windows installs too.

flobou5783
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Yes the issue is not so much about the libffmpeg.so having to be installed separately.
The issue is that the compatible version of libffmpeg.so is not properly referenced on this page: https://www.slimjet.com/en/libffmpeg.php, hence the recurring bugs with videos when slimjet is updated.

I'm still with this Slimjet 39.0.1.0 + libffmpeg.so 0.66 setup, I'm going to try and update Slimjet and maybe try a newer libffmpeg.so if needed...
I'd like to avoid being so late in the chromium version of my slimjet by updating it more often, but this libffmpeg bug is so problematic that I try to avoid losing too much time with these updates and end up waiting too long.
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James Quadrat
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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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They've broken it again.

Version 40.0.2.0 (based on Chromium 114.0.5735.16) is giving me an 'Aw, Snap' for every video site I've tried.

Using the recommended limffmpeg 0.72.0

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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Did you manage to find a working libffmpeg version for slimjet 40?

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Re: slimjet 36.0.2.0 linux version youtube videos not loading

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Try using 114 from this collection. When Slimjet updates the Chromium version in use you would need to revisit for the new version.

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21A ... F8D3750510
For those of you who wear aluminum foil hats, the voices lie, don't believe them!

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