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Allow users to browse the page when using VideoJS Player
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When using the old Kaltura player, I can still browse the page. But when the VideoJS Player is playing something (even when it's playing audio files), I can no longer browse the page, which is seriously irritating. I do not understand why do I have to look at a blank black box when I listen to music.

Feature summary (what you would like to be able to do and where): Allow users to browse the page when using VideoJS Player. Or allow me to use the HTML player without blocking all JavaScript. (Although I can't see the TimedText when using HTML player...)

Use case(s) (list the steps that you performed to discover that problem, and describe the actual underlying problem which you want to solve. Do not describe only a solution): When using VideoJS Player

Benefits (why should this be implemented?): Avoid users to look at black boxes when listening to audio files?

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Izno added a subscriber: Izno.

Based on the comment about audio files, I've closed as a duplicate of the task tracking that activity.

For audio specifically we are looking at: T303387

For video we currently have no plans to have a non-modal flow, but we recognise the recurring request. We just have to find a strategy that will work in all situations without making the player very difficult to maintain long term.

Tacsipacsi added a subscriber: Tacsipacsi.

This task may be considered as a duplicate of T303387, but certainly not of T304723. This task is about audio files opening in a modal window (in case there are subtitles), while T304723 is about the progress bar opening in a modal-like way when the actual player won’t be modal (in case there are no subtitles). Since the progress bar appears only for a few seconds, I think files I considered “buggy” (not really a bug, rather just a minor annoyance) in T304723, are actually the ones that are fixed from this task’s point of view.