Log warnings about media decoding problems to browser console

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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defect
P3
normal
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: cpeterson, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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Description

4 years ago
Many MSE problems are due to badly encoded media. We should help web developers and testers identify bad media or misuse of the MSE API instead of blaming Firefox (e.g. bug 1191202).

The EME code uses LogToBrowserConsole() to report some warnings to the browser console:

https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/ident?i=LogToBrowserConsole
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Updated

4 years ago
Priority: -- → P2

Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1218274
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Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1207923
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Comment 3

4 years ago
In duplicate bug 1207923, Anthony noted that:

At the moment it is difficult to debug problems with media playback in Firefox. Adding additional information to the browser console will help people debug their media issues. Eventually when we have a sufficient amount of useful information we could potentially create a media console tab.
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Updated

4 years ago
See Also: → 1125824
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Comment 4

3 years ago
The most common media errors we would like to report are:

1. demuxer errors
2. platform decoder errors
3. unsupported MIME types, e.g. DivX
When we get to this, maybe some code could be shared with the Decoder Doctor (bug 1180108), which focuses on pre-decoding issues (e.g. missing libraries).
Whoever takes this bug, please talk to me.
Mass change P2 -> P3
Priority: P2 → P3
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