Bug 18872 - Need a way to (auto)play invisible Flash files
Summary: Need a way to (auto)play invisible Flash files
Alias: None
Product: swfdec
Classification: Unclassified
Component: plugin (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: swfdec ml
QA Contact: swfdec ml
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-03 13:39 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2008-12-15 11:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-03 13:39:49 UTC
taat has some font tests used to collect font info about visitors.

They would be pretty useful to run to raise web designer awareness about the fonts actually installed on free OSes.

Unfortunately, firefox+swfdec seem unable to run them


Comment 1 Benjamin Otte 2008-12-03 13:56:37 UTC
According to that test, my fonts are

AR PL KaitiM GB,AR PL UKai CN,AR PL UKai HK,AR PL UKai TW,AR PL UKai TW MBE,AR PL UMing CN,AR PL UMing HK,AR PL UMing TW,AR PL UMing TW MBE,Aksharyogini,AlArabiya,AlBattar,AlHor,AlManzomah,AlMateen,AlMohanad,AlMothnna,AlYarmook,Andika Basic,Ani,AnjaliOldLipi,Arab,Baekmuk Batang,Baekmuk Dotum,Baekmuk Gulim,Baekmuk Headline,Bitstream Charter,Bitstream Vera Sans,Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,Bitstream Vera Serif,Century Schoolbook L,Chandas,Cortoba,Courier 10 Pitch,DejaVu Sans,DejaVu Sans Mono,DejaVu Serif,Dimnah,Dingbats,Doulos SIL,Dyuthi,Electron,FreeMono,FreeSans,FreeSerif,Furat,Garuda,Gentium,GentiumAlt,Granada,Graph,Hani,Haramain,Hor,Jamrul,Japan,Jet,Kalimati,Kalyani,Kayrawan,Kedage,Khalid,Kinnari,Kochi Gothic,Kochi Mincho,Likhan,Lohit Bengali,Lohit Gujarati,Lohit Hindi,Lohit Kannada,Lohit Oriya,Lohit Punjabi,Lohit Tamil,Lohit Telugu,Loma,Mallige,Mashq,Meera,Metal,MgOpen Canonica,MgOpen Cosmetica,MgOpen Modata,MgOpen Moderna,Mitra Mono,Monospace,Monospace,Mukti Narrow,Nada,Nagham,Nakula,Nice,Nimbus Mono L,Nimbus Roman No9 L,Nimbus Sans L,Norasi,OpenSymbol,Ostorah,Ouhod,Petra,Phetsarath OT,Pothana2000,Purisa,Rachana,RaghuMalayalam,Rasheeq,Rehan,Rekha,Saab,Sahadeva,Salem,Samanata,Samyak Devanagari,Samyak Gujarati,Samyak Oriya,Sans,Sans,Sarai,Sawasdee,Sazanami Gothic,Serif,Serif,Shado,Sharjah,Sindbad,Standard Symbols L,TAMu_Kadambri,TAMu_Kalyani,TAMu_Maduram,TSCu_Comic,TSCu_Paranar,TSCu_Times,Tarablus,Tholoth,Tlwg Typist,Tlwg Typo,TlwgMono,TlwgTypewriter,URW Bookman L,URW Chancery L,URW Gothic L,URW Palladio L,Umpush,Vemana2000,Waree,aakar,gargi,ori1Uni,padmaa,padmaa-Bold.1.1,suruma

That's a lot of fonts. The problem is that the Flash file used to determine these fonts is 0 size, and that in turn means that the play button is 0 bytes, too. So you cannot make it play. I have no idea how to solve this though, so I'm up for suggestions. (Anyone knows how Flashblock does it?) It's interesting in particular because quite a bit of invisible Flash is used to do sound "effects" (read: annoying).
Comment 2 Riccardo Magliocchetti 2008-12-15 11:54:32 UTC
For this particular case there is a simple workaround: Set "autoplay -> always enable" from another swf, do the survey, go back to your previous autoplay setting.

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