Open Bug 1307078 Opened 4 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Interrupting an HLS video with Task manager will lead to incorrect video resume


(Firefox for Android :: Audio/Video, defect, P5)




Tracking Status
firefox50 --- affected
firefox51 --- affected
firefox52 --- wontfix


(Reporter: u549602, Unassigned)



Environment: Aurora 51.0a2
Device: Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (Android 6.0);
Build: Aurora 51.0a2 (2016-10-02);

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open firefox and go to
2. Play the HLS video
3. Interrupt video play by pressing task manager (don't minimize)
3. Go back to firefox 

Expected result:
@ step 3 :HLS video should continue playing(for consistency) or at least paused 
@ step 4 : Video plays or is resumed from the moment it was interrupted

Actual result:
@ step 3 : Youtube video stops playing 
@ step 4 : user asserts that the video is paused but when resumed it starts from the begining

For further details please check
Same behavior occurs when the interrupt is performed with an incoming phone call.
Is there any way we can make HLS consistent with normal playback? No matter it is in the background or not, it can continue playing.
Flags: needinfo?(snorp)
Priority: -- → P2
See Also: → 1307074
Maybe? There is a limit to how much effort we should put into this thing, though. This is just a stopgap until we figure something else out or decide HLS is unnecessary (though I really think it's going to be the former of these options).
Flags: needinfo?(snorp)
Mass wontfix for bugs affecting firefox 52.
Once Bug 1365505 is fixed, this issues could be resolved too.
Re-triaging per

Needinfo :susheel if you think this bug should be re-triaged.
Priority: P2 → P5
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