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Re: WebKit: Failing to play most HTML5 videos

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: WebKit: Failing to play most HTML5 videos
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:49:45 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:
>> With Epiphany: […]
>> 0:00:02.444056430  6908       0xdc3320 WARN             curlhttpsrc 
>> gstcurlhttpsrc.c:1068:gst_curl_http_src_handle_response:<curlhttpsrc0> Curl 
>> failed the transfer (60): SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK
> That’s the same error I got.  It may be worth checking if we can patch
> gstcurlhttpsrc.c to ensure that the path of the certificate bundle is
> set via environment variable.
> A hack to check that this is indeed the cause might be to place the cert
> bundle in the expected default location that libcurl uses when the
> client does not specify a location.

Here’s a little patch to confirm that indeed this problem is caused by
gstcurlhttpsrc.c (of gst-plugins-bad) not configuring libcurl to look
for certificates in the right place:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
diff --git a/gnu/packages/gstreamer.scm b/gnu/packages/gstreamer.scm
index f43a0fc2f..7a39e6653 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/gstreamer.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/gstreamer.scm
@@ -286,7 +286,15 @@ developers consider to have good quality code and correct 
        (list (string-append "--with-html-dir="
                             (assoc-ref %outputs "doc")
-                            "/share/gtk-doc/html"))))
+                            "/share/gtk-doc/html"))
+       #:phases
+       (modify-phases %standard-phases
+         (add-after 'unpack 'foo
+           (lambda _
+             (substitute* "ext/curl/gstcurlhttpsrc.c"
+               (("source->custom_ca_file = NULL;")
+                "source->custom_ca_file = 
+             #t)))))
      `(("gst-plugins-base" ,gst-plugins-base)))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

With this patch and gst-plugins-bad installed I do see the video when
using this command:

    GST_DEBUG=2 eolie

Can you confirm this?


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