Launching http://pearce.org.nz/fullscreen/ in a web app does not render the video content

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Audio/Video
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: jsmith, Assigned: cpearce)

Tracking

Trunk
ARM
Gonk (Firefox OS)
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-basecamp:+)

Details

(Whiteboard: [WebAPI:P0])

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
## Build

* Device: Otoro
* Gaia: cc7fac1524a56bbd34cf99066bb3f9d213177d9f
* Mozilla Central: b8c791a10915326098e940eaf61f76d47713580b

Steps:

1. Go to http://pearce.org.nz/fullscreen/ in the browser
2. Install the app
3. Launch it

Expected:

The video content in the video tag should render.

Actual:

A blank square is shown instead in where the video would render.
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
blocking-basecamp: --- → ?
Seems like a blocker to me.

cpearce, please re-assign if you're not the correct owner here.  Thanks.
Assignee: nobody → cpearce
blocking-basecamp: ? → +
Whiteboard: [WebAPI:P0]

Comment 2

5 years ago
Can Chris/Chris can you add the LOE estimate here?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

5 years ago
So... I see the video sorta plays on my otoro device... I hear the sound playing with occasional audio under-run, and there's plenty of video frames dropped.

The <video> element on that page has markup:

        <video id="v"
               width="160"
               controls
               onloadeddata="e('v').currentTime=15; e('v').volume=0.1;">
          <source src="http://pearce.org.nz/video/quake-720p.webm" type="video/webm">
          <source src="http://pearce.org.nz/video/quake-360p.webm" type="video/webm">
          <source src="file:///C:/Users/cpearce/Videos/dartmoor.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video><br>

So that's going to be playing http://pearce.org.nz/video/quake-720p.webm which is 1280x720 pixels, and scaling the video down to 160x90 pixels. We currently are still using our software "baked into Gecko" libvpx decoder to decode video, on the Otoro's wimpy CPU, so I'm not at all surprised that we can't play a hi-res video smoothly.

WONTFIX! It's ridiculous to expect a 1280x720 video to play smoothly on the Otoro. The H.264 hardware decoder on this device can't handle this, let alone a software decoder.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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