Remove HTML5 video controls statistics

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 49



Video/Audio Controls
2 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: jaws, Assigned: jaws)


(Depends on: 1 bug, Blocks: 1 bug)

Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox49 fixed)



(1 attachment, 4 obsolete attachments)

Created attachment 8749656 [details] [diff] [review]

I've heard reports from some of the developers who work on video playback for Gecko, as well as Dolske, that the statistics offered through the controls are unreliable/don't offer enough data to make them useful.

Instead of iterating on them right now it would be better to remove them. If we come across some new needs or different ideas of integrating them than we can pursue those at that time.
Attachment #8749656 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)

Comment 1

2 years ago
Does keeping them interfere something? Otherwise I see no reason to remove them. Also besides Firefox developers these statistics could be useful for normal users and web developers.
Chris, do you have a response in regards to comment #1?
Flags: needinfo?(cpearce)
Created attachment 8749788 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1.1
Attachment #8749656 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8749656 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
Attachment #8749788 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
I don't feel strongly about keeping the default video controls' playback stats; I certainly don't find they add much value.

We could rework them to be based on VideoPlaybackQuality.

Anthony has interest in video playback perf reporting/statistics. He may have an opinion here. We've been discussing how Gecko can provide more useful statistics to web devs. Once we've figured out a path there, we could add those new stats to the default video controls.
Flags: needinfo?(cpearce) → needinfo?(ajones)
Comment on attachment 8749788 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1.1

From a quick look this looks more or less OK, but it seems like we should also be removing:

In any case, we do also need consensus that removal is what we want to do here.
Attachment #8749788 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs) → review+
Dolske, where do you stand with removing the current implementation of the statistics until we have the reworked ones described in comment #4?
Flags: needinfo?(dolske)
Blocks: 1271768
I'm OK with just removing them. I don't think they're useful to a lot of people. Displaying video playback stats is a pretty advanced use case.
Flags: needinfo?(ajones)
Created attachment 8752643 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch for check-in
I'll clear the needinfo and mark this as checkin-needed based on this bug being added as blocking bug 1271768.
Flags: needinfo?(dolske)
Keywords: checkin-needed
Attachment #8749788 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Keywords: checkin-needed
Created attachment 8752930 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch for check-in (rebased)
Attachment #8752643 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Keywords: checkin-needed
Needs rebasing (sorry :\)
Keywords: checkin-needed
Created attachment 8753652 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch for check-in (rebased 2)
Attachment #8752930 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Keywords: checkin-needed

Comment 13

2 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Backed out in (probably unnecessarily) while backing out bug 1181055

Comment 15

2 years ago
Blocks: 1274153
This was the guilty party, not bug 1181055.

Comment 17

2 years ago
Bug 1270853 - Remove HTML5 video controls statistics. r=gijs, r=bz for removing internal chrome/xbl attribute in webidl

Comment 19

2 years ago
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
status-firefox49: --- → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla49
well, I certainly it was still there right now, as is it's the available option to display stats in full screen mode.

can we add it back?
missing wish in that above sentence :)
Depends on: 1318541
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