Closed Bug 646265 Opened 9 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Video does not play on NYTimes (html5 content) on Firefox for Android

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

ARM
Android
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: nhirata, Unassigned)

References

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Details

(Whiteboard: [country-us] [video])

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Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv71; rv2.2a1pre) Gecko/20110329 Firefox/4.2a1pre Fennec/4.1a1pre
Device: Droid 2 
OS: Android 2.2

1. go to http://video.nytimes.com/?src=vidm

Expected: video
Actual: "We're sorry.  This player is not enabled for HTML5 delivery"
Installed Phony and switched UA to Android. The content is still blocked. I really think this is a NYTimes bug and not ours, but I can't tell what they are sniffing.
nytimes only supports h264 iirc
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Fennec → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Moving to tech evangelism
(In reply to comment #1)
> Installed Phony and switched UA to Android. The content is still blocked.

The OS/platform flags are almost certainly wrong, then, unless this bug also happens in Firefox 4.

(In reply to comment #2)
> nytimes only supports h264 iirc

If that's the case, then am I correct in summarizing the general TE issue as "Get the NYT to support something besides H.264 for <video>"? (Good luck with that, by the way.)
The mobile is redirected to http://www.nytimes.com/video/?src=vidm
Selecting a video. And it's working.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Component: English US → Mobile
OS: Mac OS X → Android
Hardware: x86 → ARM
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Summary: Video does not play on NYTimes (html5 content) → Video does not play on NYTimes (html5 content) on Firefox for Android
Whiteboard: [country-us] [video]
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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