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streaming video stops when browser's tab goes out of focus

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It happens in both Firefox and Chrome browsers but only with certain websites. Is it by design of the streaming source or the browser's fault? thanks

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Does it keep working if you open the video in a separate standalone window that you can possibly maximize or does it work in a PiP (picture-in-picture) window ?

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Most likely these streaming websites use Page Visibility API, so it must be by design.

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Thank you. That explains why the streaming stops (lost focus) mostly during commercials. I wonder, if there is some method to avoid that except having streaming video running on the separate computer?

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Does it keep working if you open the video in a separate standalone window that you can possibly maximize or does it work in a PiP (picture-in-picture) window ?

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Thank you for your suggestion. Opening the window as PiP (picture-in-picture) window does not have that problem. /jas

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