youtube video is playing though I closed the tab




7 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: 13hero37, Unassigned)


4.0 Branch
Windows 7
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite +
in-litmus +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [platform-rel-Youtube])



7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b8) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b8) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b8

I just clicked on a youtube video and closed it after 1-2 seconds. now it is still playing though I closed the tab.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Expected Results:  
After closing the tab firefox should stop playing the video

Comment 1

7 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20101221 Firefox/4.0b9pre

Works for me. Please try by creating a new profile and check if you are able to reproduce.

Comment 2

7 years ago
i am also using windows 7 ultimate build 7600. firefox 4.1, latest flash player. When any youtube video(may be others also)is opened but the tab is closed (firefox is still open) before it buffers 100%. the network traffic continues to flow to the tab closed. if you open multiple hd videos but close the tabs immediately it keeps choking your internet bandwidth. If firefox is fully closed the traffic stops.


7 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite+
Its probably because the tab is not GC'd yet.

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Its probably because the tab is not GC'd yet.

what do you mean by GC'd?
As in just because you close the tab, the i/o is still running and it hasn't been stopped yet nor has the tab been put in the trash, as its still in memory, it hasn't been garbage collected.

Comment 6

7 years ago
you may be right and this is serious. i made complaints couple of times to my isp just thought i am not getting my full bandwidh. but when i checked my network utilization it was utilizing my full internet bandwidth. then i closed firefox and network traffic goes to 0. i then checked google chrome and it worked fine.


7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
This bug was reported using a pre-release version of Firefox 4. Now that Firefox 4.0.1 final has been released, can you please update and retest your bug? A fresh profile would be a good starting place to test, If you continue to see the issue, can you please update this bug with your results?

Filter: firefox4prebugsunco

Comment 8

7 years ago
Tyler Downer if you had read my comment it said I am experiencing this problem with firefox 4.1.

Now i updated it to 5.0 Beta and after your comment I checked  youtube videos, a megaupload video and a Divx web player video.  Uptil now it seems problem has been resolved in 5.0Beta version of Firefox.


7 years ago
Flags: in-litmus+


2 years ago
platform-rel: --- → ?


2 years ago
Whiteboard: [platform-rel-Youtube]
platform-rel: ? → ---
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