Certain vine mp4 video won't play (w/ popping balloon)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Core
Audio/Video: Playback
P5
normal
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
3 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: dholbert, Unassigned)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox44 affected)

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Description

3 years ago
STR:
 1. Visit https://vine.co/v/O0uZ9wFDiz0

EXPECTED RESULTS:
 Video should play

ACTUAL RESULTS:
 Video does not play.

I'm testing Ubuntu's Firefox release version (v41) on Ubuntu 15.04.  The video is H.264 encoded, and H.264 video does work in this Firefox version generally -- e.g. here's a different sample video (also an H.264 file) which *does* play:
https://vine.co/v/eIpe7qxU2jP (<--- no bug)
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Comment 1

3 years ago
Created attachment 8666246 [details]
testcase 1 (the mp4 file that won't play, when I save it locally and view it in Firefox)

Here's the video itself. If I view it directly, I see controls but no video stream (as if it were an audio file).  Chrome & VLC play it just fine.
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Comment 2

3 years ago
Created attachment 8666247 [details]
non-testcase, for comparison (this one plays correctly)

For comparison, here's the other mp4 that I linked to at the end of comment 0. This one plays correctly (both on Vine and when viewed directly).

So, there must be special about the first video which is throwing us (or our H.264 backend) off.
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Updated

3 years ago
Attachment #8666246 - Attachment description: testcase 1 (the mp4 file that won't play) → (the mp4 file that won't play)
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Updated

3 years ago
Attachment #8666246 - Attachment description: (the mp4 file that won't play) → testcase 1 (the mp4 file that won't play)
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Updated

3 years ago
Attachment #8666246 - Attachment description: testcase 1 (the mp4 file that won't play) → testcase 1 (the mp4 file that won't play, when I save it locally and view it in Firefox)
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Comment 3

3 years ago
Strange -- so, the *bugzilla-hosted* version of testcase 1 (the mp4 file) plays just fine.  But my locally-saved copy does not. Maybe there's a race condition of some sort (where if the data is all available at once, something goes wrong).

Note that on Vine, the video is served & loaded as a blob, so I think it ends up being closer to a local file than the bugzilla-hosted version does.  (This might explain why both Vine & the local file are broken, whereas Bugzilla serves it just fine.)
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Comment 4

3 years ago
Created attachment 8666251 [details]
screencast of bug (comparing bugzilla-hosted version vs. vine vs. local file)

Here's a screencast showing the same video file served from bugzilla (working) vs. vine (not working) vs. local file (not working)
Hopefully all those issues will be gone once we enable MP4 playback that doesn't rely on gstreamer being setup and installed
Priority: -- → P5
gstreamer is going in bug 1234092
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 7

3 years ago
Actually I just re-tested, and this is WOKRSFORME in Ubuntu's Firefox 43 release as well as in our Nightly 46.0a1 (2015-12-23).
Resolution: WONTFIX → WORKSFORME
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