Closed Bug 970856 Opened 6 years ago Closed 5 years ago

sesamestreet.org says "can't find what you're looking for" on video page

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

Other
Gonk (Firefox OS)
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: hsteen, Unassigned, Mentored)

References

()

Details

(Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready])

Site: http://www.sesamestreet.org/videos
sesamestreet.org says "can't find what you're looking for" on video page

:: Steps To Reproduce

Load page - instead of a list of videos, there's an image of a green monster saying "Sorry, we can't find what you're looking for".

Note: this is a desktop site, not mobile. It does however list and play videos in Android browser.

Note 2: In Firefox for Android, the list of videos appear, but the thumbnails seem missing. The videos do play though.

:: Expected Result

Video

:: Actual Result

Error message

:: Additional Information

Software Version: 1.1
Reporter's User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:26.0) Gecko/26.0 Firefox/26.0
One can provoke the same error message in desktop by disabling Flash.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form] → [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video]
The underlying issue is that the site sends a JSON string of "capabilities" to the server when requesting a list of videos, and it seems the server isn't configured to return MP4 videos under some conditions, even if hasVideoSupport is true? (Perhaps it also requires isAndroid or isIOS to be true?)

String from Android device:
capabilities={"isIE":false,"isFirefox":true,"isChrome":false,"isWebKit":false,"isMobile":false,"isTablet":false,"isHandset":false,"isIOS":false,"isIOSHandset":false,"isIOSTablet":false,"isAndroid":true,"isAndroidTablet":false,"isAndroidHandset":true,"isKindle":false,"hasCanvasSupport":true,"hasTouchSupport":false,"hasFlashSupport":true,"hasVideoSupport":true}

String from Firefox OS:
capabilities={"isIE":false,"isFirefox":true,"isChrome":false,"isWebKit":false,"isMobile":false,"isTablet":false,"isHandset":false,"isIOS":false,"isIOSHandset":false,"isIOSTablet":false,"isAndroid":false,"isAndroidTablet":false,"isAndroidHandset":false,"isKindle":false,"hasCanvasSupport":true,"hasTouchSupport":true,"hasFlashSupport":auto,"hasVideoSupport":auto}
Now, it would be nice to get this fixed somewhere for desktop users with MP4-capable HTML5 browsers and Flash disabled. However, the best fix for Firefox OS is to add an automatic redirect to m.sesamestreet.org/videos - there is actually a mobile site, it just isn't advertised or redirected to.
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video] → [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready]
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready] → [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready][mentor=astevenson]
Mentor: astevenson
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready][mentor=astevenson] → [mobile-compat-form][lib-ump][video][contactready]
This seems to be fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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