m.rpp.com.pe can’t play a video



Tech Evangelism
4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: efrat, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [country-pe][flash][lib-jwplayer][contactready], URL)



4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.76 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Browsed to "http://m.rpp.com.pe/smartphone/" from Gaia browser

Tested on: 
User Agent String: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:27.0) Gecko/27.0 Firefox/27.0

Model: nice
Software: Boot2Gecko
Platform Version: 27.0a1
Build identifier: 20130928030636
Update channel: default

Actual results:

The site loads but browser is stuck and cannot play video, followed by the message: "A plugin is needed to display this content"

Expected results:

The web page should have been displayed correctly for mobile 
Displays correctly on Firefox for Android and Chrome for Android


4 years ago
<video poster="http://www.rpp.com.pe/pict.php?g=3&amp;c=n&amp;p=/picnewsa/1225527.jpg" controls="" onclick="this.play();" height="260" width="360">
  <source src="http://cdn.rpp.com.pe/2013/10/01/nuevo_recorrido.flv">

I can't get the video to play in Fx4A for Chrome for Android.

In the console we see, as expected.

[15:57:45.635] HTTP "Content-Type" of "video/x-flv" is not supported. Load of media resource http://cdn.rpp.com.pe/2013/10/01/nuevo_recorrido.flv failed. @ http://m.rpp.com.pe/smartphone/#detalle
[15:57:45.635] All candidate resources failed to load. Media load paused. @ http://m.rpp.com.pe/smartphone/#detalle

(Note: if you click on that anyways, you get a TypeError in the console, seems like a bug:

[15:57:58.624] TypeError: this.video.error is null @ chrome://global/content/bindings/videocontrols.xml:1075)

Now I wonder, which browsers allow you to play .flv in <video>?
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [country-pe]
See Also: → bug 922854
Reported 922854 for the typeerror. (but that isn't why the site isn't playing).
Guess they've been working on it - the URL is slightly different and I don't see any VIDEO element linking to flv like Mike saw. However - it seems entirely Flash-based, using the jwplayer script to add Flash-driven audio and video-players. For example on http://m.rpp.com.pe/2013-12-04-su-barco-se-hunde-y-sobrevive-dos-dias-bajo-agua-congelada-del-atlantico-noticia_652400.html rather than using YouTube's JS for embedding players on third-party sites (which AFAIK would allow YT to pick the HTML5 version where possible), they do

$(document).ready(function () { jwplayer('player1').setup({ flashplayer: './swf/player.swf', file: 'http://www.youtube.com/v/CdwQiZ17JrA', image: 'http://img.rpp.com.pe/pict.php?g=3&c=n&p=/picnewsa/1264495.jpg', height: '225', width: '300', skin:'./swf/rpp.zip', allowfullscreen: 'true', volume: '90' }); });

Shall we contact them and hint that non-SWF based video is better on the mobile web?
Summary: m.rpp.com.pe/smartphone/ can’t play a video → m.rpp.com.pe can’t play a video
Whiteboard: [country-pe] → [country-pe][flash][lib-jwplayer]
Whiteboard: [country-pe][flash][lib-jwplayer] → [country-pe][flash][lib-jwplayer][contactready]
Seems to mostly work - I tested the most recent 5 videos on Fx OS and Fx Android, 4 of them played, one would only show a "plugin required" error on Android and never-ending spinner state on FxOS. (It was the most recent video posted).

So, should we still contact them? Not sure..

Comment 5

3 years ago
Everything I tried is working. Let's close it.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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