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  • DaveH
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Otter and Windows XP
Hi, been lurking for a while, and finally joined to ask this as I couldn't find an obvious answer anywhere.
Why is there a separate download now for Otter updates for Windows XP?

I'm running 32 bit XP SP3 and I'm still using the normal exe update files and everything seems to be fine.
What is the difference with the specifically XP zip option?

When I check for updates now a mesage pops up saying that downloads may not be available for my platform, which never used to happen, and I now have to go to the delails page and manually select the download I want, when it used to just happen. I guess this is because I'm on XP, but why?

I really like the look of Otter BTW, although it still needs some functional additions before I would consider using it all the time, such as synchronisation, spell checking, and password storage. It is much nearer in look and feel to my beloved Opera 12 than Vivaldi is though.

Keep up the good work, and Happy Christmas and New Year to you all!
Cheers, Dave.
:)

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #25
That sounds great!
:)

  • Alex31
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #26
Hi
Same error on otter browser 184 than Mike on all website with videos, windows XP  sp2 package
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Topic: [Weekly 184] Mike
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  • Last Edit: 2017-07-14, 16:54:14 by Alex31

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #27
Any reason why you haven't installed SP3?
That could be the problem.
:)

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #28
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • Alex31
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #29
Thanks for otter browser 184 xp2
2 error message when launching program
Boot file not found
libgstrtsp-1.0-0.dll
libsoup-2.4-1.dll
No flash for web pages with video, only html 5 without error
French language not available
Thanks, how to support flash and switch language  ???
"Error stop point (0x0000003) location 0x6b94efca" has been fixed

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #30
@Alex31, no idea about flash, but note that by default it's loaded on demand only (you have to either click plugin icon in address field or the placeholders).
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #31
YouTube is not working on Windows XP now at all, even with Weekly #187.
I'm just getting a message that the browser doesn't recognise any of the video formats available.
It's no longer falling back to the Flash Player either.
 :(

  • Mike
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #32
@DaveH, replace in link watch?v= to v/

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #33
Do you mean change say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNY73_YcZVY to https://www.youtube.com/v/NNY73_YcZVY I just get a black screen if I do that.
 :(

  • Alex31
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #34
Hi
The way to have youtube in flash on otter xp 187 is to go through a youtube clone.
Www.tonvid.com the website of "smtube" and flash works in full screen ... :worried:

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #35
@DaveH, you can try disabling multimedia in about:config, you need to disable QtWebKitBackend/EnableMedia, maybe that will help.
Note that it should be possible to bring all required codecs but it requires preparing special configuration to make it legal (H264...).
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #36
Changing that setting removes the error message and the HTML5 video controls, leaving just a black rectangle.
I tried https://www.youtube.com/v/NNY73_YcZVY again, and this time it worked. It didn't play automatically, but on clicking the (huge) white play arrow symbol, the video did play in full screen, using the Flash Player.
Not ideal though, it needs to work on the normal YouTube pages with the normal links!
 :)

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #37
@DaveH, you can also try mixing lib folder from otter-browser-xp2.zip with weekly, that should produce more complete multimedia support (just remember to re-enable that option).
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #38
Thanks Emdek, that worked!
 :up:
The videos are now playing using HTML5 on the normal YouTube pages.
Will I have to do that substitution every time I update the weekly?
Cheers, Dave.
 :)

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #39
@DaveH, yeah, for now, once I'll find some time to create proper configuration using OpenH264 it won't be needed.
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #40
Understood, thanks again.
 :)

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #41
@Emdek
I just updated to weekly 188, and the YouTube videos are still working!
 :up:
Did you do the update you mentioned?
Cheers, Dave.
 :)

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #42
@DaveH, not yet, but if you unpacked it over old files then it could explain that (in case of HTML5 multimedia).
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • DaveH
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #43
Yes, since I've had to use the ZIP package I just unzip the files and then cut and paste them over to the Otter folder, where they overwrite any existing versions with the same name of course. I guess the files in the "Lib" folder that I copied from the XP SP2 package aren't being replaced as they don't exist at all in the new packages. That's good of course!
 :up:

  • nanercy
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #44
How do you do?

I installed weekly191 and used in little time, and I will report some bugs.

The buttons on tool bar what located by me, are displayed by the language I chose.
But once click them, and they turn to english.

1 more, the mouse gesture seems disable.
I often use locker gestures, and I used it to w191 but gesture had no responce.
Should I set them in config menu?

I don't know that the troubles will happen between w174 to w190.

Thanks to read.

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #45
@nanercy, see known issues, default settings were missing in weekly 191, they will be back in 192.
What buttons exactly and which language? I'll try to reproduce that.
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • nanercy
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #46
Thanks for reply.

I didn't read known issues, sorry.
Buttons of I putting are "Enable Javascript" and "Website Preferences", and language is japanese.

I checked again the trouble, after wrote to here.
I clicked buttons, then they turned to english, and turned to japanese again when I clicked other places in browser window.

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #47
@nanercy, confirmed, should be fixed for weekly 192.
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • nanercy
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #48
I got w192 and checked the buttons that didn't turn to english.
Thanks for debug.

  • Toltek
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Re: Otter and Windows XP
Reply #49
@Alex31, works fine here, Flash 26 (NPAPI variant) under Windows XP SP3.

@DaveH, locally I have build that can handle all popular codecs, including WebM and MP4, but I'll have to disable h264 support before publishing due to legal reasons...

Does any version of Otter for XP Pro have the h264 support working, or are all disabled? I ask because I am looking for a browser that can deal with h264 (already have three browsers that use Flash).