Bug#929749: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37: version 2.24.2-1 does not play some streams

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Wed Jun 26 14:15:51 BST 2019

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:48:19AM +0200, Richard Lucassen wrote:

> 3 issues:

A quick update about this. It turns out that the 3 issues that you
describe are 3 separate bugs, and all of them have been reported

> A) There is a significant difference between the time it takes
> to open an HLS stream between the versions 2.24.1-1/2.24.2-1 and
> 2.24.0-1:

This one is "[GStreamer] HLS stream slow start":


This has already been fixed upstream.

> B) There is one station that does not play at all:

This one is "[GStreamer] Cannot play Bert's Bytes radio stream":


Not fixed yet.

> C) Last but certainly not least: switching too fast between two HLS
> stations (e.g. 5 Live and BBC Worldservice) makes the whole beast
> hang.

This one is "[GStreamer] Web process hangs when scrolling twitter
timeline which contains HLS videos":


Not fixed yet.


As for this Debian bug report, I'd keep things as they are for now.
If the next upstream release fixes all of them then let's close this,
if not we can open separate bugs for the pending issues.


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