[User Story]Sites with built in Flash on Windows 8 stop and start

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

()

Core
Audio/Video: Playback
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: guigs [guigs] PST (please needinfo me!), Unassigned)

Tracking

32 Branch
x86
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1016840#answer-626434]


Troubleshooting info: 

    adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    adapterDescription2:
    adapterDeviceID: 0x1184
    adapterDeviceID2:
    adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    adapterDrivers2:
    adapterRAM: 2048
    adapterRAM2:
    adapterVendorID: 0x10de
    adapterVendorID2:
    clearTypeParameters: D [ Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ] D [ Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ]
    direct2DEnabled: True
    directWriteEnabled: True
    directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.17111
    driverDate: 7-2-2014
    driverDate2:
    driverVersion: 9.18.13.4052
    driverVersion2:
    info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
    isGPU2Active: False
    numAcceleratedWindows: 1
    numTotalWindows: 1
    webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
    windowLayerManagerRemote: False
    windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

    browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
    browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
    browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
    browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
    browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 4
    browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
    browser.search.useDBForOrder: false
    browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand: False
    browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140716183446
    browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140716183446
    browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 31.0
    browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
    browser.tabs.warnOnOpen: False
    dom.mozApps.used: True
    extensions.lastAppVersion: 31.0
    font.internaluseonly.changed: True
    gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
    network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
    places.database.lastMaintenance: 1408815012
    places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
    plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
    plugin.importedState: True
    plugin.state.java: 2
    privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
    privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
    storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
    storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1408375112

Problem description: 
Sites that require Flash player to play music and videos stop and start. The amount of dropped packets increases with version 31-33 Windows 8 - 8.1 platform combo. 


Testing Results : 

    
*Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vwLoDSBLQ ff 31, ff 32, and ff 33 (all stop at 30 sec and 57 seconds, it got better after playing for a while)
    
*Spotify required flash, * with it on I did not notice any breaks in media, but as soon as I opened another tab there are dropped sound packets. 
    
*Google play also prompted for Flash player and there were no breaks in Fx 32 or 33 after a few songs. [its in the system requirements for Google Music: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2844198?hl=en&ref_topic=3364265 ] 

Conclusion: Cisco codec is not detected, and neither is shumway, the closest to built in player in version 33. Youtube uses HTML5 player, but others do not is the current work around.
Component: Audio/Video → Audio/Video: Playback
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Resolving on the basis that the browser provides HTML5 and MSE support.
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