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Media player has weird buffering problem when replaying
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Description

Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Close_central_unrounded_vowel.ogg

STR:

  1. Play the media once with the player. Everything is fine.
  2. WITHOUT refreshing, play it more times. Every time it begins, there is a short "buffering" period that interrupts the sound. It's quite annoying for short media such as this example.

It can be reproduced on both Chrome and Firefox. If I use their native players, i.e. play this directly:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Close_central_unrounded_vowel.ogg

no such problem.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 19 2016, 7:20 PM
TheDJ moved this task from Backlog to Kaltura/MwEmbed on the Kaltura player board.Nov 20 2016, 3:38 PM
fireattack added a comment.EditedJan 13 2017, 6:57 AM

Any fix on this? It still exists and is quite annoying.

Or at least some comments/confirmation?

brion added a subscriber: brion.Jan 13 2017, 7:14 AM

I think I hear what you're describing, it's intermittent for me in Chrome/Mac. Probably due to the not-so-great old player frontend code. Seems to be fixed in the new video.js-based player frontend: http://ogvjs-testing.wmflabs.org/

Likely the fix will be to deploy the new player, which requires a little more development and testing, but is in the works.