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Vimeo & native web browser [released]

asked 2014-01-20 11:58:24 +0200

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updated 2015-08-26 16:51:39 +0200

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Vimeo website doesn’t work correctly in native Jolla’s browser. When I try to play a video, appear this message: “Some of your technology may be out of date, and this video may not play properly”. I can choose two options: “Try anyway” and “Watch later”. If I “Try anyway”, the video screen stills black. Any ideas to get a fix?

Update: It still doesn't work with SF OS => Tracking by Jolla would be good same way as the YouTube video post

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I guess it's the Flash version that is forced and doesn't work https://vimeo.com/help/faq/watching-videos/playback-issues#which-version-of-the-vimeo-player-am-i-seeing

Let's hope this Vimeo app for Meego gets ported soon http://my-meego.com/software/applications.php?fldAuto=1881&faq=2

A workaround is to use the Vimeo app for Android :/

Wizah ( 2014-01-20 14:45:03 +0200 )edit

Yes, vimeo videos should be made to work with jolla browser and html5.

mcfrisk ( 2014-01-29 20:33:19 +0200 )edit

Embedded vimeo videos seem to work with but they fail to work if opened in the original vimeo web page which complains about old browser. And audio isn't always working either.

mcfrisk ( 2014-02-06 16:57:22 +0200 )edit

Today I tried to play a Vimeo video, it didn't worked well in the native Jolla browser....so +1 vote.

BonoNL ( 2014-08-15 14:52:46 +0200 )edit

I cant play Vimeo-Videos. Try this link. I think, this is pretty important for a smartphone native browser, to support all possible formats without the need to add apps or players etc. etc.

arbyter ( 2014-09-12 17:50:27 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-08-26 21:07:33 +0200

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From what I can see most vimeo videos seem to play fine if gecko port used by sailfish-browser is built against gstreamer 1.0. Update 1.1.7 still uses gstreamer 0.10 and vimeo doesn't work there. It's unlikely gstreamer will be upgraded to 1.0 for final 1.1.7 release :(. On the good side it should make it into next update after that, 1.1.9.

Of course I can't give any guarantees that something bad won't happen to vimeo before 1.1.9 gets released. They may for example start to require DRM support from the browser engine.

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@tworaz Thanks for the answer and background information for this open video stream/codec issue.

Kari ( 2015-08-26 22:54:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-07 17:35:01 +0200

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I successfully played back a video on Vimeo with 1.0.7 Saapunki that I had shot with the Jolla camera. I had to disable HD though, it was just a blur. If HD is disabled, after one or two attempts, it plays fine with normal audio too!

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I never managed to play anything on Vimeo, which is annoying

Cary Grant ( 2014-12-08 18:52:54 +0200 )edit

My Jolla's default browser plays Vimeo mobile content just nice (currently testing, link https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/126061288 ) Note that Vimeo Plus or PRO account is required from the uploader for mobile video versions

simo ( 2015-04-28 22:26:09 +0200 )edit

Test this then: https://vimeo.com/117120059

Cary Grant ( 2015-05-08 12:47:15 +0200 )edit

That link also works on SFOS 1.0.7 (both portrait and landscape, but not in HD quality)

simo ( 2015-05-08 13:57:22 +0200 )edit

Not sure what the reason is , but it doesn't play on my Jolla (

Cary Grant ( 2015-05-11 12:13:59 +0200 )edit

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