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Bug #17175

Videos player crashes in Tor Browser when it's asked to play many videos at a time

Added by baxc 25 days ago. Updated 5 days ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
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Affected tool:
Browser

Description

Sometimes videos just crash and no longer play unless the torbrowser is restarted and this happens at random

This happens on facebook , youtube and twitter on tails 4.0 RC as well as older versions

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Target version deleted (Tails_4.0)

#2 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

Hi,

please send a bug report with WhisperBack after it happens,
referencing this ticket (#17175). Thanks!

#3 Updated by baxc 24 days ago

This can be reproduced by scrolling down this link

https://twitter.com/search?f=videos&vertical=default&q=cats&src=typd

first few search results will be fine but keep scrolling down and videos will crash and cant play them

I used 4.0 rc1 for this test but had this issue before

@intrigeri

#4 Updated by baxc 23 days ago

@intrigeri this has been resolved in 4.0

ticket was based on 4.0 rc1 and earlier so you can close this ticket if not needed further

#5 Updated by baxc 21 days ago

@intrigeri #4 was a wrong comment sorry, it was meant for another ticket

this issue still exists in 4.0 and you can use the link above to test, keep scrolling and load more results, do this 3-4 times as fast as you can with hand movement

all video playing on the page will crash

#6 Updated by intrigeri 16 days ago

  • Subject changed from Online Video crashes to Videos player crashes in Tor Browser when it's asked to play many videos at a time
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Affected tool set to Browser

#7 Updated by intrigeri 16 days ago

I can reproduce this bug with pristine Tor Browser 9.0 on Debian sid.

@baxc, would you mind reporting this upstream (https://trac.torproject.org/)? Else I'll ensure our Foundations Team does it.

In the browser console I see:

Unhandled promise rejection <unavailable> 5 13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:35:21458
t https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:35
exports https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:17
A https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:35
exports https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:17
<anonymous> https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:17
y https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:17
b https://abs.twimg.com/k/en/13.video_player.en.3f52df782d1539fc483a.js:17

If I disable uBlock on this page, then I see a slightly nicer error message ("This media could not be played") and a reload button for each affected video. But clicking that button just brings me back to the same broken state.

I see nothing relevant in the Journal.

#8 Updated by baxc 7 days ago

@intrigeri

I am not sure if this has been reported already upstream, if not I can create a ticket

has there been any updates regarding this issue with the team?

#9 Updated by intrigeri 7 days ago

Hi @baxc,

I am not sure if this has been reported already upstream, if not I can create a ticket

Please go ahead and mention that I could reproduce this with Tor Browser 9.0.1 on Debian sid as well :)

has there been any updates regarding this issue with the team?

None that I'm aware of.

#10 Updated by baxc 5 days ago

@intrigeri

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/32448

you can also add your own comments if you like

#11 Updated by intrigeri 5 days ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Rejected

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/32448

Thanks a lot!

I'm therefore closing this ticket as non-actionable on Tails' side.
Let's revert this if a workaround that we could apply gets discovered/documented upstream.

#12 Updated by baxc 5 days ago

I lost access to b0ax0c user on tor but I can confirm that baxc on tor is mine and also https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/user_profile?user_id=650909 on mozilla

I created a ticket for this on mozilla bug tracker as well

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1595462

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