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wietsed
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 12:13 pm

Hi All,

For a client's local web system to check incoming goods, I have a page with the following code:
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<video id='video' width='640' height='480' autoplay='autoplay'></video>


Inside this video box, a webcam stream is shown. The webcam used is attached through USB with the user's pc (Windows 10).
Also on this page is a button which allows the user to take an image using this webcam's stream.
That way, a photo can be taken from any faulty products, and these photo's can be send back to suppliers.

The whole web system is all on a local LAN and is not accessible from the outside.
All data is send over http and not https, which is fine since it's only run on a local LAN.

Up untill Firefox 61 this all worked perfect. The webcam stream was displayed on the page, and the user was able to take photographs using this stream.
But now the user's Firefox has been updated to FF62 and the stream is not displayed anymore. A warning is displayed saying the website is not secure since it doesn't use https.
Even when I allow camera access to this site, it still won't display the webcam's stream.

Something has changed in FF62 that prevents the stream from being displayed.
Is there anything I can change so the webcam's stream is displayed again?

For now I installed FF61 on this user's pc and told him he can only use the local system on Firefox, and for other (internet) browsing use Chrome.
Btw, chrome has the same problem, it won't display the stream anymore. The only current and up to date browser that displays the stream is Edge.
But this user wants to be able to use Firefox instead of Edge.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 1:25 pm

wietsed wrote:Btw, chrome has the same problem, it won't display the stream anymore.

Sounds like a issue with the page, not a FF issue.

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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 1:36 pm

working like charm. check out your code and path
https://www.w3schools.com/Tags/tag_video.asp

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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 2:56 pm

RobertJ wrote:
wietsed wrote:Btw, chrome has the same problem, it won't display the stream anymore.

Sounds like a issue with the page, not a FF issue.

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If it's an issue with the page, then why did it work perfect in all FF61 versions (and all previous versions)?

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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 2:57 pm

I think the issue is that it has something to do with security. Because it's not a https site maybe?

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Post Posted September 14th, 2018, 6:24 am

wietsed wrote:If it's an issue with the page, then why did it work perfect in all FF61 versions (and all previous versions)?

Have no idea; however, if the same symptoms show up with FF and Chrome it is likely something with the page or security software on the computer as has been suggested.

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Post Posted September 14th, 2018, 8:00 am

as i wrote, working without issue, new profile.
(nevertheless rendering for HD is very awful slow here)

either you post some code or you close the case.
again: its not firefox, maybe profile or anything else.
start a new profile and check again if code is proper.

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Post Posted September 15th, 2018, 5:59 pm

wietsed wrote:But now the user's Firefox has been updated to FF62 and the stream is not displayed anymore. A warning is displayed saying the website is not secure since it doesn't use https.

Do you mean the general information when you click in the "site identity" area at the left end of the address bar, or is that displayed in the page or in the Web Console or in the Browser Console where it might have something to do with the problem?

A script I updated seems to work from a local file in Firefox -- download http://www.jeffersonscher.com/temp/webcamstill/index.html to test -- so old code could be the culprit. It's certainly possible Firefox 62 deprecated something that worked in Firefox 61.

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Post Posted September 17th, 2018, 9:41 am

Up untill Firefox 61 this all worked perfect.

As a test, put 61 back in (or run from Portable, or whatever) & see if it still works?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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