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gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seconds

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-11-05, 19:52

I have made a video of the issue here: https://youtu.be/1lXeY-pGN5U

I have done the following:
  • Installed PM on another machine
    Used a fresh profile
    Used a fresh install of Linux
    Used Safe Mode
I am currently on Mint Cinnamon 17.2, but the issue occurs in Ubuntu and Mint XFCE 17.2 as well. All OSes are x64.
Pale Moon is version 25.7.3 x64.
gstreamer0.10-* is installed. I have also installed gstreamer1.0-* was also installed during the troublesdhooting process.

This issue seems to be happening with any video that uses H.264 and gstreamer. The issue doesn't occur with the webm format or other videos. I beleive this issue is exclusive to gstreamer. This issue is occuring accross all my machines and devices.

Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone have a solution to it?
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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by trava90 » 2015-11-05, 21:30

Could you provide more information about your system config (Distro, x64 or x86, which version of PM, GStreamer, etc.).

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-11-06, 06:23

trava90 wrote:Could you provide more information about your system config (Distro, x64 or x86, which version of PM, GStreamer, etc.).
Updated the OP.

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by Axiomatic » 2015-11-06, 20:36

Try setting media.video-queue.default-size in about:config to 8, if that does not help then try setting it to 5, if that does not help try 3.

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-11-08, 05:27

Axiomatic wrote:Try setting media.video-queue.default-size in about:config to 8, if that does not help then try setting it to 5, if that does not help try 3.
Set it to 8, 5, and 3. Unfortunately this did not fix the issue. Thanks for the attempt!

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-12-01, 09:12

I am still having this issue. Can anyone else confirm if they are havining it, even if they do not have a fix?

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by trava90 » 2015-12-01, 16:00

I looked up the YouTube video shown in your upload and can confirm it happens with a recent trunk build.

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-12-02, 06:15

trava90 wrote:I looked up the YouTube video shown in your upload and can confirm it happens with a recent trunk build.
It is great to hear someone else is having the same issue as me, especially a dev. Not sure if this is a Palemoon issue or a gstreamer issue.

Also, since I am very new, what is a "trunk" build? Is that a pre-release dev build?

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by Moonchild » 2015-12-02, 12:37

CANADIAN PIG wrote:Not sure if this is a Palemoon issue or a gstreamer issue.
It's most likely a GStreamer issue.
CANADIAN PIG wrote:Also, since I am very new, what is a "trunk" build? Is that a pre-release dev build?
A "trunk" build is a build from the state of development of the browser that is at the very tip of the source tree (i.e. where new patches land). It's like "nightly" but then not bound to being an overnight build -- it's whatever state the code is in that is actively being developed. Needless to say this can be terribly broken ;)
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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by troypulk » 2015-12-02, 15:38

Look through this post: http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9067

He is using PCLinuxOS and his HTML5 player didn't work either, at the end he found a solution, see if any of this helps.
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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by CANADIAN PIG » 2015-12-15, 07:37

Moonchild wrote:It's most likely a GStreamer issue.
Should I try getting in touch with the gstreamer devs instead of posting here?
troypulk wrote:Look through this post: http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9067

He is using PCLinuxOS and his HTML5 player didn't work either, at the end he found a solution, see if any of this helps.
Thanks, but I came accross that thread when trying to solve this issue thorugh Google-fu and none of the solutions helped.

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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seco

Post by troypulk » 2015-12-15, 14:53

Try going to the Mint forums first, they might already know about it.

It wouldn't hurt to try the gstreamer devs.
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Re: gstreamer causing videos to freeze for the last few seconds

Post by trava90 » 2016-03-25, 13:36

I believe this has been fixed by commit 2289d84. The issue should be resolved in Pale Moon 26.2

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