[webkit-gtk] Question about Media Source Extension

Philippe Normand philn at igalia.com
Wed Feb 28 01:01:26 PST 2018


On Wed, 2018-02-28 at 08:20 +0100, C├ędric Bellegarde wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I recently add a personnal build server for ArchLinux to get debug
> symbols packages for GNOME stack.
> 
> So I add -DENABLE_MEDIA_SOURCE=ON in PKGBUILD to test MSE.
> 
> enable-mediasource was True in Eolie, first test: 1080p is available
> in Youtube but WebKitGTK crashes.
> 

Was the crash reported in Bugzilla?

> So, I decide to force enable-mediasource to False in Eolie for now
> instead of rebuilding WebKitGTK.
> 
> And here my surprise, with -DENABLE_MEDIA_SOURCE=ON and enable-
> mediasource=False, 1080p is available in YouTube and WebKitGTK does
> not crash anymore.
> 

> Why this behaviour?
> Why not enabling MEDIA_SOURCE in WebKitGTK if it works with enable-
> mediasource=False?
> 

This is a bug. Probably an issue between the basic media player and the
MSE player.

I think that MSE is disabled because the backend is not fully ready
yet. There is still some work being done on it though, maybe for 2.22
it could be enabled by default.

Philippe


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