Why does Firefox not play a webm video until the complete file is downloaded?
Firefox won't start playing webm videos until the complete video is in downloaded/cached.
Server side seems fine: Content-Type is OK (video/webm), apache2.2.22 (returns 206 for Range:0- requests),..
Problem exists with
* Nighly 24.0a1 (2013-05-17) Linux 32bit * Firefox 21.0 * Iceweasel (10.0.12 from debian)
Works fine with other browsers (e.g. chromium, epiphany,...) Might be similar to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=502894#c1
Is this a bug? An issue with HTML5
Thanks in advance
Additional System Details
- MozPlugger version 1.14.3, maintained by Louis Bavoil and Peter Leese, a fork of plugger written by Fredrik Hübinette.For documentation on how to configure mozplugger, check the man page. (type man mozplugger) Configuration file:/etc/mozpluggerrc Helper binary:mozplugger-helper Controller binary:mozplugger-controller Link launcher binary:mozplugger-linker
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- Gecko Media Player 1.0.4Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
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- The Totem 2.30.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.
- Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
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- Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.626 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Jul 26 2007
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
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There is no flash involved.
I see the same happening and the full video (?) gets loaded.
If I disable WebM (media.webm.enabled -> false) then I get the Gecko media player plugin that displays the video after a short buffering.