Can't seem to play a livestream in live.bilibili.com

For support with specific websites

Moderator: trava90

Forum rules
Please always mention the name/domain of the website in question in your topic title.

Please try and include any relevant output from the Toolkit Error Console or the Developer Tools Web Console using the following procedure:
  1. Clear any current output
  2. Navigate or refresh the page in question
  3. Copy and paste Errors or seemingly relevant Warnings into a single [ code ] block.
User avatar
jobbautista9
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 533
Joined: 2020-11-03, 06:47
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Can't seem to play a livestream in live.bilibili.com

Unread post by jobbautista9 » 2022-08-14, 07:13

I wanted to watch a livestream of Touhou 18.5 gameplay in bilibili at https://live.bilibili.com/14315174 (though while writing this right now the stream seems to be on break), but it seems the video won't play. The "danmaku", which is what is called for the text scrolling horizontally from right to left on top of the video frame, works though. But the video itself doesn't play. Here's the relevant output I've found in the Error Console is below.

Code: Select all

Timestamp: Sunday, 14 August, 2022 03:07:10 PM PST
Warning: Cannot play media. No decoders for requested formats: video/mp4; codecs="hvc1.1.6.L123"
Source File: https://live.bilibili.com/14315174
Line: 0
I'm not sure what an HVC codec is. Is it another way to call H.265/HEVC? If so, that would be weird, because the livestream works in Firefox, which IIRC doesn't support HEVC yet.
smug mima

Developer of Ambassador in Window Menu, BrowserTickTock, CacheSwitch, Chrome Navigator, Cite4Wiki, Clickity Touch 'n Push, ColorPili, EditDatContent, EditDatTitle, Esrever, Go Menu, User Agent Status, Website Navigation Bar, and Yet Another about:config Helper.

My PGP public key (My copy on rw.rs)

I don't know who made this Touhou avatar. I found this in Danbooru.

vannilla
Board Warrior
Board Warrior
Posts: 1971
Joined: 2018-05-05, 13:29

Re: Can't seem to play a livestream in live.bilibili.com

Unread post by vannilla » 2022-08-14, 12:58

I can't say for sure, but after some digging it might be because the stream says it's HVEC with the properties(?) defined by the codes "1.6.L123" and Pale Moon's decoder might not support them.
I do not know what is being associated with those codes.
If Firefox does not support HVEC at all then it probably is being served a stream with a different encoding.

User avatar
andyprough
Lunatic
Lunatic
Posts: 326
Joined: 2020-05-31, 04:33

Re: Can't seem to play a livestream in live.bilibili.com

Unread post by andyprough » 2022-08-14, 13:14

I can't get that site to load at all in any browser. Looks like a lot of server trouble on my end.
Self-compiled Pale Moon on Libre-antiX GNU/Linux respin, 32-bit and 64-bit, and on Hyperbola GNU/Linux 64-bit

User avatar
jobbautista9
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 533
Joined: 2020-11-03, 06:47
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Re: Can't seem to play a livestream in live.bilibili.com

Unread post by jobbautista9 » 2022-08-14, 13:16

vannilla wrote:
2022-08-14, 12:58
I can't say for sure, but after some digging it might be because the stream says it's HVEC with the properties(?) defined by the codes "1.6.L123" and Pale Moon's decoder might not support them.
I do not know what is being associated with those codes.
If Firefox does not support HVEC at all then it probably is being served a stream with a different encoding.
Yeah, I looked at their equivalent "stats for nerds" thing and in Firefox it's being served AVC.

I've tried changing my useragent to Firefox 91 and 102, but no joy.
smug mima

Developer of Ambassador in Window Menu, BrowserTickTock, CacheSwitch, Chrome Navigator, Cite4Wiki, Clickity Touch 'n Push, ColorPili, EditDatContent, EditDatTitle, Esrever, Go Menu, User Agent Status, Website Navigation Bar, and Yet Another about:config Helper.

My PGP public key (My copy on rw.rs)

I don't know who made this Touhou avatar. I found this in Danbooru.

Post Reply