Originally Posted by Dutchy
That one forces the flash player.
That happens sometimes, also over at YouTube, probably some codec or license issue.
In my previous tests I always uninstalled adobe flash player before trying to play the video (since I have it installed in ~/.mozilla/plugins, I just renamed that dir).
Some observations about playing that video in Vimeo:
- if flash player isn't available at all on the system the video plays
- if flash is installed but set to "never activate" in about
:addons -> plugins in Firefox the video plays
- if flash in installed but set to "ask to activate" in about
:addons Vimeo displays an message asking to activate flash
- if flash is installed but blocked for that specific site via the Firefox site permissions (click the globe icon in the urlbar on the left -> More Information -> Permissions) Vimeo displays an error that flash is disabled
Basically, Vimeo can play the video in the HTML5 player, but it checks for flash first and only falls back to HTML5 if flash isn't "working".