[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 147822] [GTK] Install missing media plugins API is totally broken, test /webkit2/WebKitWebView/install-missing-plugins-permission-request times out in the bots

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Fri Feb 9 07:02:02 PST 2018


--- Comment #22 from Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> ---
So, probably now would be a good time to decide how to handle this:

(In reply to Michael Catanzaro from comment #19)
> do you think our install missing media codecs API is fixable?
> If not, we will have to deprecate it. That would be a shame as this is an
> important feature that is not currently functional, but we really can't have
> missing codec prompts appearing for regular YouTube videos.

(In reply to Michael Catanzaro from comment #18)
> The problem is we
> should only show "additional media codecs are required" if they are really
> actually required. If a WebM version of the video is available, we need to
> try playing it *before* giving up and saying it cannot be played with
> currently-available codecs, right? I think getting that right so we have a
> seamless user experience on YouTube is more important than having support
> for installing missing codecs, though of course I'd like to be able to do
> both.

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