[Assist] Anyone else unable to play songs on bandcamp.com in IceCat?

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Sat Jul 2 03:04:41 BST 2016

Such pantent ended last year or this year AFAIK.

El viernes 01 de julio del 2016 a las 1936 horas, Sergei Akhmatdinov escribió:

>> >>> "Unable to play audio. Your browser must support native playback
>> >>> of MP3 or you must have the Adobe Flash Player installed."
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> That’s interesting. Is it still broken?
>> >
>> > As of right now, yeah, still broken, but with the latest update I
>> > get infinite spinning discs and tracks that start, play nothing for
>> > a few seconds, then stop. This time, no errors.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> My Icecat no longer played videos on Facebook with a similar error
>> >> message since the day before yesterday, but today it works again.
>> >> (Back then I still thought it was just another bug in that evil
>> >> social network; there are plenty even with other peoples’ Firefox
>> >> on Windows. I guess this one isn’t on them.) Maybe it’s the update
>> >> to webrtc-audio-processing that fixed it? I don’t know.
>> >
>> > I've been unable to play Facebook videos since I don't know when (I
>> > don't visit it much, unless I have to) and assumed it was some evil
>> > DRM.
>> >
>> > If you browse to bandcamp.com and hit play on something random
>> > (anything really) are you able to play the track?
>> >
>> Also: I checked with the website owners, and they said they haven't
>> made any changes recently. So, it probably is an update that broke it.
>> Browsers and website designers have an interesting/horrifying
>> relationship.
> Facebook and Bandcamp both rely on non-free code, so I am a bit shocked
> to see this question being discussed here.
> Not to mention that MP3 is a tainted and patented audio format.
> I'd check for you, but I would prefer not to run the ambiguously
> licensed embedded player.
> Way I see it, if it doesn't work, Icecat developers protecting you from
> non-free web code is probably the reason.
> Of course, in the end it's your choice to whether to run non-free code
> or not, but I feel like it defeats the purpose of using Parabola.
> Cheers,

👋 Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro

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