Videos player crashes in Tor Browser when it's asked to play many videos at a time
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
This can be reproduced by scrolling down this link
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 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
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.
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.
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- Status changed from Confirmed to Rejected
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.
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