<SOLVED> Firefox 43 crashes with videos in 17.3

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<SOLVED> Firefox 43 crashes with videos in 17.3

Post by floweringmind » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:01 pm

You can test it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015 ... .html?_r=0

Launch Firefox & type about:config on the address bar, enter.
Search for media.fragmented-mp4.enabled and set the valut to false

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Re: Firefox 43 crashes with videos in 17.3

Post by karlchen » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:27 pm

Hello, floweringmind.

As crash versus no crash for you depends on whether media.fragmented-mp4.enabled is true (default => crash for you) or false (no crash for you), should the problem not occur on Firefox 43.0 on any Mint platform provided the default setting media.fragmented-mp4.enabled = true is used?

I ask, because here on Linux Mint 13 64-bit Cinnamon and Firefox 43.0 no crash occurred when I viewed the linked webpage http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015 ... .html?_r=0. And media.fragmented-mp4.enabled is true here.


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$ dpkg --list firefox
||/ Name                        Version                     Beschreibung
ii  firefox                     43.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04. Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: voyager Kernel: 3.2.0-97-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.6.3)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.0.14 (Gtk 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.8) Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine:   System: MEDIONPC product: MS-7358
           Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7358 v: Fab D Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 07/24/2007
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19140 
           clock speeds: max: 2400 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz 3: 1600 MHz 4: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.11.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: nouveau,vesa,fbdev)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 8500 GT/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 319.32 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ac00 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 507.9GB (4.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500830AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sde model: Premium size: 7.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 8.1G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.22GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 21.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:46C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 2:40 Memory: 847.8/3261.8MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.251) inxi: 2.2.16
Linux Mint 19.2 64-bit Cinnamon, Total Commander 9.22a 64-bit
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Re: <SOLVED> Firefox 43 crashes with videos in 17.3

Post by xenopeek » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:30 pm

media.fragmented-mp4.enabled is also true here, using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit. The website works fine.

Firefox 43 uses FFmpeg to video playback instead of gstreamer. Possibly your graphics card driver has an issue together with FFmpeg. That's all I can think of.

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