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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Chromium not showing web video Reply with quote

I am using Chromium Version 50.0.2661.75 (64-bit) on my amd64 system. It has recently started showing black boxes rather than video on some embedded video. The sound continues to work. The display works correctly with Firefox.

I wonder if anyone can suggest what I am doing wrong.

A typical video that fails is shown in the link:

Emerge --info follows:

    jc@bopper ~ $ emerge --info chromium
    Portage 2.2.26 (python 3.4.3-final-0, default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop, gcc-4.9.3, glibc-2.22-r4, 4.4.6-gentoo x86_64)
    System Settings
    System uname: Linux-4.4.6-gentoo-x86_64-AMD_Phenom-tm-_II_X4_970_Processor-with-gentoo-2.2
    KiB Mem: 16429512 total, 7326644 free
    KiB Swap: 1021948 total, 1021948 free
    Timestamp of repository gentoo: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:30:01 +0000
    sh bash 4.3_p42-r1
    ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.25.1 p1.1) 2.25.1
    app-shells/bash: 4.3_p42-r1::gentoo
    dev-java/java-config: 2.2.0-r3::gentoo
    dev-lang/perl: 5.20.2::gentoo
    dev-lang/python: 2.7.10-r1::gentoo, 3.4.3-r1::gentoo
    dev-util/cmake: 3.3.1-r1::gentoo
    dev-util/pkgconfig: 0.28-r2::gentoo
    sys-apps/baselayout: 2.2::gentoo
    sys-apps/openrc: 0.19.1::gentoo
    sys-apps/sandbox: 2.10-r1::gentoo
    sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13::gentoo, 2.69::gentoo
    sys-devel/automake: 1.10.3-r1::gentoo, 1.11.6-r1::gentoo, 1.14.1::gentoo, 1.15::gentoo
    sys-devel/binutils: 2.25.1-r1::gentoo
    sys-devel/gcc: 4.9.3::gentoo
    sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.7.3::gentoo
    sys-devel/libtool: 2.4.6::gentoo
    sys-devel/make: 4.1-r1::gentoo
    sys-kernel/linux-headers: 4.3::gentoo (virtual/os-headers)
    sys-libs/glibc: 2.22-r4::gentoo

    location: /usr/portage
    sync-type: rsync
    sync-uri: rsync://
    priority: -1000

    location: /usr/local/portage
    masters: gentoo
    priority: 0

    CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
    CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/sofficerc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /var/lib/hsqldb"
    CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/apache2-php5.6/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.6/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.6/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
    CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
    FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
    FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync xattr"
    FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
    LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
    PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
    USE="3dnow X Xaw3d a52 aac aalib acl acpi aim alsa amd64 ao apache2 apm audiofile avahi berkdb bidi blas bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo calendar caps cdda cddb cdinstall cdparanoia cdr cgi clamav cli consolekit cracklib crypt css ctype cups curl cvs cxx dbi dbm dbus dbx dga directfb dri dts dv dvb dvd dvdr emboss encode enscript evo examples exif expat fam fastcgi fbcon firefox flac fontconfig foomaticdb fortran freetype ftp gcj gdbm gif gimp glamor glu gmp gnuplot gnutls gphoto2 gpm graphviz gsl gsm gstreamer guile gzip hal handbook hddtemp httpd iconv icq icu idn ieee1394 imagemagick imlib innodb introspection iodbc ipv6 jabber java java6 javascript jbig jingle jpeg jpeg2k kde kontact lapack lcms ldap libcaca libedit libgda libnotify libwww lm_sensors lua lzma lzo mad maildir matroska mikmod milter mime mmap mmx mmxext mng modules motif mozilla mp3 mp4 mpeg mpi mplayer msn multilib musepac mysql mysqli nas ncurses networkmanager nls nntp nptl nsplugin odbc offensive ofx ogg oggvorbis opengl openmp osc oscar oss pam pango pch pcntl pcre pdf perl php plasma plotutils png policykit portaudio posix postgres ppds pulseaudio python qt3support qt4 quicktime raw rdesktop readline rss ruby samba sasl sdl seccomp semantic-desktop session sharedext sharedmem simplexml smp sndfile snmp soap sockets socks5 speex spell sqlite sqlite3 sse sse2 ssl startup-notification stream subversion suid svg symlink syslog sysvipc szip tcl tcpd theora threads tidy tiff timiditytk tokenizer truetype udev udisks unicode upower usb v4l v4l2 vcd vlm vorbis win32codecs wmf wxwidgets x264 xattr xcb xcomposite xft xine xinerama xinetd xml xnlrpc xosd xv xvid yahoo zeroconf zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" CPU_FLAGS_X86="mmx mmxext sse sse2" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="en" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_4" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby20 ruby21" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia nouveau" XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness menu trash" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"

    Package Settings

    www-client/chromium-50.0.2661.75::gentoo was built with the following:
    USE="cups hangouts (pic) proprietary-codecs pulseaudio tcmalloc -custom-cflags (-gn) -gnome -gnome-keyring (-gtk3) -hidpi -hotwording -kerberos (-neon) (-selinux) (-system-ffmpeg) -test -widevine" ABI_X86="64" LINGUAS="-am -ar -bg -bn -ca -cs -da -de -el -en_GB -es -es_LA -et -fa -fi -fil -fr -gu -he -hi -hr -hu -id -it -ja -kn -ko -lt -lv -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -ro -ru -sk -sl -sr -sv -sw -ta -te -th -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW"

    jc@bopper ~ $
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you have conflicting video card options there:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia nouveau"

You could try updating to:

that package is supposed to have a shim layer that makes it easier to build with system-ffmpeg enabled - that might help.

My build flags for chromium:
[ebuild   R   ~] www-client/chromium-51.0.2704.22::gentoo  USE="cups gnome-keyring hangouts hotwording (pic) proprietary-codecs pulseaudio system-ffmpeg tcmalloc widevine -custom-cflags (-gn) -gnome (-gtk3) -hidpi -kerberos (-neon) (-selinux) {-test}" LINGUAS="en_GB -am -ar -bg -bn -ca -cs -da -de -el -es -es_LA -et -fa -fi -fil -fr -gu -he -hi -hr -hu -id -it -ja -kn -ko -lt -lv -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -ro -ru -sk -sl -sr -sv -sw -ta -te -th -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW" 0 KiB

I can play that example video with chromium 51.0.2704.22 - but not with the latest vivaldi release (which is basically built on an older chromium version). Just keep rev'ing your browser every week (and the corresponding codec pack). Build it overnight is my advice (it's time-hog that chromium!!) Web videos just random-ally appear to stop working - when you don't have an up-to-date chromium/ chrome 8)

system: G751JT (ASUS-NotebookSKU); processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz; memory: 32GiB System Memory; display: GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M]; disk: 2048GB Samsung SSD 850;BD-CMB UJ172 S;1024GB Samsung SSD 850
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